Final Week to see Atlantic Theater’s World Premiere of Lloyd Suh’s THE FAR COUNTRY Featuring Ben Chase, Jinn S. Kim, Whit K. Lee, Christopher Liam Moore, Shannon Tyo, Amy Kim Waschke, Eric Yang

Performances, Photography, Theater

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is presenting the world premiere production of New York Times Critic’s Pick The Far Country, an Atlantic commissioned play by Guggenheim fellow Lloyd Suh, directed by Obie Award winner Eric Ting.

The Far Country features Ben Chase (Mondo Tragic), Jinn S. Kim (Race, Religion & Politics), Whit K. Lee (Assassins), Christopher Liam Moore (All The Way), Shannon Tyo (The Chinese Lady), Amy Kim Waschke (Off-Broadway debut), and Eric Yang (Legacy).

The Far Country began previews on November 17th, opened on December 5th and is playing a limited engagement through Sunday, January 1st, 2023 Off-Broadway at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).

Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater. Photo by Lia Chang

An intimate epic that follows an unlikely family’s journey from rural Taishan to the wild west of California in the wake of the Chinese Exclusion Act.

I got to spend a few hours in rehearsal with my friends, Director Eric Ting and cast members Jinn S. Kim, Whit K. Lee, Amy Kim Waschke, Shannon Tyo and Eric Yang. Check out my coverage below.

Director Eric Ting, Jinn S. Kim, Amy Kim Waschke, Whit K. Lee. Photo by Lia Chang

Amy Kim Waschke. Photo by Lia Chang

Amy Kim Waschke. Photo by Lia Chang

Amy Kim Waschke. Photo by Lia Chang

The Far Country features scenic design by Clint Ramos, costume design by Junghyun Georgia Lee, lighting design by Jiyoun Chang, sound design by Fan Zhang, wigs, hair and makeup by Tommy Kurzman, and casting by The Telsey Office: William Cantler, CSA; Karyn Casl, CSA; Destiny Lilly, CSA. Alyssa K. Howard is the production stage manager.

Whit K. Lee and Eric Yang. Photo by Lia Chang

Director Eric Ting and Eric Yang. Photo by Lia Chang

Eric Yang, Jinn S. Kim, Whit K. Lee. Photo by Lia Chang

Eric Yang, Whit K. Lee, Amy Kim Waschke. Photo by Lia Chang

Eric Yang and Amy Kim Waschke. Photo by Lia Chang

Whit K. Lee and Eric Yang. Photo by Lia Chang

Eric Yang and Whit K. Lee. Photo by Lia Chang

Eric Yang, Amy Kim Waschke, and Jinn S. Kim. Photo by Lia Chang

Eric Yang and Jinn S. Kim. Photo by Lia Chang

Whit K. Lee. Photo by Lia Chang

Eric Yang and Amy Kim Waschke. Photo by Lia Chang

Shannon Tyo and Jinn S. Kim. Photo by Lia Chang

Shannon Tyo and Jinn S. Kim. Photo by Lia Chang

Shannon Tyo and Jinn S. Kim. Photo by Lia Chang

The Far Country is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. This play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.

Production Stage Manager Alyssa K. Howard. Photo by Lia Chang

Atlantic Theater Company’s Artistic Director Neil Pepe and Managing Director Jeffory Lawson. Photo by Lia Chang

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director). At Atlantic, our aim is singular—to empower simple and honest storytelling that fosters greater understanding of our shared world. We are a family of artists dedicated to exploring essential truths onstage, be it a show at Atlantic Theater Company or a class at Atlantic Acting School. As a producer, presenter, and educator of theater, we are driven by the belief that theater can challenge and transform our ways of thinking and urge us to reflect on our role in society. From our Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning productions to our community-based education programs, we are committed to uncovering and celebrating the stories of our varied human existence. Founded as an ensemble of impassioned artists in 1985, Atlantic Theater Company has grown into a powerhouse Off-Broadway company. We challenge, inspire, and awaken audiences with truthful storytelling presented across our two venues, the Linda Gross Theater and the intimate Stage 2 black-box. As a producer of compelling new works, we are committed to championing the stories from new and established artists alike, amplifying the voices of emerging playwrights through our deeply collaborative programs and initiatives. We have produced more than 200 plays and musicals including Tony Award-winning productions of The Band’s Visit (David Yazbek, Itamar Moses), Spring Awakening (Steven Sater, Duncan Sheik), and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Martin McDonagh); Pulitzer Prize recipient Between Riverside and Crazy (Stephen Adly Guirgis); New York Drama Critics’ Circle winners for Best New Play The Night Alive (Conor McPherson) and Best Foreign Play Hangmen (Martin McDonagh); Obie Award winners for Best New American Play Guards at the Taj and Describe the Night (Rajiv Joseph); Obie Award Special Citation recipient Skeleton Crew (Dominique Morisseau); Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award and Lucille Lortel Award winner English (Sanaz Toossi); and New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Drama Desk Award, and Lucille Lortel Award winner for Best New Musical Kimberly Akimbo (David Lindsay-Abaire, Jeanine Tesori).

Schedule:
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.
Monday evening performance on 12/26 at 7pm.
Wednesday matinee performance on 12/28 at 2pm.

Tickets:
Regular tickets begin at $75. Order online at atlantictheater.org or by calling AudienceView at 646-989-7996.

Atlantic members receive first access and savings of up to 40% on tickets and exclusive access including a priority-booking period, unlimited exchanges, discounted guest tickets, no additional fees, and more. For information on Atlantic Memberships starting at just $50, visit atlantictheater.org/membership/ or email membership@atlantictheater.org.

HEALTH AND SAFETY
In the wake of Covid-19, the safety and well-being of Atlantic audiences, staff, and artists is of the utmost importance. We are continuing to closely monitor developments around COVID-19 and are following guidelines provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the NYC Department of Education, and the City of New York. Together with our colleagues and in conversation with our audiences, we are committed to requiring mask wearing until further notice. We look forward to working together, and with our union partners, to chart a path forward into this endemic phase. Updates about policies and health and safety protocols will be listed here.

Preview: Shannon Tyo, Whit K. Lee, Ben Chase, Jinn S. Kim, Christopher Liam Moore, Amy Kim Waschke and Eric Yang in Atlantic Theater Company’s World Premiere of Lloyd Suh’s THE FAR COUNTRY 

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