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February 7, 2017
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April 2, 2017
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On the Exhale

When a senseless act of violence changes her life forever, a liberal college professor (Tony Award® nominee Marin Ireland, reasons to be pretty) finds herself inexplicably drawn to the very weapon used to perpetrate the crime—and to the irresistible feeling of power that comes from holding life and death in her hands. Peering down the barrel of a uniquely American crisis, she begins to suspect that when it comes to gun violence, we’re all part of the problem.
 
Roundabout Underground presents On the Exhale, a provocative world premiere from Martín Zimmerman (Netflix’s Narcos), directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman (Well, Roundabout’s Violet). Staged with propulsive, heart-pounding intensity in Roundabout's intimate Black Box Theatre, this grippingly immediate story draws you into the white-hot center of our country’s most divisive—and most urgent—debate.

Roundabout’s work with new and emerging playwrights and directors, as well as development of new work, is made possible by Katheryn Patterson and Tom Kempner.
 
We gratefully acknowledge the Roundabout Leaders for New Works: Alec Baldwin, Linda L. D’Onofrio, Peggy and Mark Ellis, Jodi and Dan Glucksman, Sylvia Golden, Hess Foundation, Inc., Judith and Douglas Krupp, K. Myers, Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, Laura Rodgers, Seedlings Foundation, Lauren and Danny Stein, Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Dr. Leonard Tow, Yolanda R. Turocy and Lori Uddenberg.

When a senseless act of violence changes her life forever, a liberal college professor (Tony Award® nominee Marin Ireland, reasons to be pretty) finds herself inexplicably drawn to the very weapon used to perpetrate the crime—and to the irresistible feeling of power that comes from holding life and death in her hands. Peering down the barrel of a uniquely American crisis, she begins to suspect that when it comes to gun violence, we’re all part of the problem.

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The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

The Black Box Theatre, 111 West 46th Street, New York, NY, 10036  |  Ticket Services: 212.719.1300

CAST


Marin Ireland



Creative


Martín Zimmerman
Playwright
Leigh Silverman
Director


Additional creative team members will be announced at a later date.

 

ABOUT ROUNDABOUT UNDERGROUND

Roundabout Underground productions are produced in Roundabout's Black Box Theatre located within the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. It is an initiative designed to foster new works by emerging theatre artists. Roundabout Underground allows Roundabout to take artistic risks that are not viable on its larger stages, whether giving a debut production to an emerging writer or allowing an experienced director to go back to his or her creative roots. In addition to receiving an opportunity to debut their works as full-scale productions, up-and-coming playwrights receive the significant artistic and financial support of the country's largest not-for-profit theatre and a nurturing environment in which to debut their work. Note: Roundabout Underground productions cannot be purchased as part of a season package.

NEW PLAY INITIATIVE

Click here to learn more about Roundabout's commitment to new works through our New Play Initiative.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Ugly Lies the Bone, by Lindsey Ferrentino, 2015
Little Children Dream of God, by Jeff Augustin, 2015
Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, by Meghan Kennedy, 2013 
Bad Jews, by Joshua Harmon, 2012
Suicide, Incorporated, by Andrew Hinderaker, 2011
The Dream of the Burning Boy, by David West Read, 2011
Tigers Be Still, by Kim Rosenstock, 2010
Ordinary Days, by Adam Gwon, 2009

The Language of Trees, by Steven Levenson, 2008
Speech & Debate, by Stephen Karam, 2007