Lynn Cohen is set to headline the cast of the world-premiere of Rivka Bekerman-Greenberg's EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS, presented Off-Broadway by Barefoot Theatre Company with previews that began April 20 prior to an official press opening of Sunday, April 29 at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street) in Manhattan. Ronald Cohen will direct.
EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS is Rivka Bekerman-Greenberg's "haunting play about three generations of women in one family and their struggles with coming to terms with the aftermath of the Holocaust. Shaina Eberkohn, a 25 year-old medical student, searches for clues about her family's lost history. Her mother, who is paralyzed by her own demons, adamantly opposes Shaina's obsession. And Shaina's grandmother, a survivor of the Lodz ghetto and Auschwitz, refuses to help. All three women are caught in a spider's web comprised of vague memories, distant emotions and nightmarish dreams. As they struggle to make sense of it all, they uncover a harrowing secret that unlocks their mysterious past."
Joining Ms. Cohen in the cast of EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS will be Stephanie Roth Haberle, Aidan Koehler, Mike Shapiro and Christopher Whalen.
The design team for EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS is Niluka Hotaling (set design), Eric Nightengale (lighting design), Victoria Malvagno (costume design), Adam Stone (sound design), Adam Dalton (graphic design), and Michael Denis (production stage manager).
Francisco Solorzano is Producing Artistic Director and Nicole Haran is Co-Artistic Director of Barefoot Theatre Company. Judy Keller is Casting Director and Associate Producer.
Lynn Cohen is probably best known for her role as Magda in HBO's "Sex and the City," other film and TV roles have ranged from Golda Meir in Steven Spielberg's "Munich" and Maman in Louis Malle's "Vanya on 42nd Street." Ms. Cohen's stage credits include: Tina Howe's CHASING MANET (with Jane Alexander), HAMLET (with Kevin Kline), MACBETH (with Live Schreiber), ORPHEUS DESCENDING (with Vanessa Redgrave), and Israel Horovitz's NEW SHORTS with Barefoot Theatre Company. She has also trod the boards in many of the country's leading regional theatres. Recent productions include THREE SISTERS in the new Sarah Ruhl translation directed by John Doyle and Beckett's Happy Days. Ms. Cohen is a Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble Member.
Stephanie Roth Haberle's Broadway credits include: ARTIST DESCENDING A STAIRCASE (Drama Desk nom.) and LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES. Her Off-Broadway credits include: Off-Broadway: TITUS ANDRONICUS, CYMBELINE (Public), ORANGE, HAT AND GRACE (Soho Rep.), AN ORESTEIA (CSC), CHAIR (TFANA), TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (Shakespeare's Globe & Victory Theatre), THE CHERRY ORCHARD (BAM), UNCOMMON WOMEN AND OTHERS, CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY (2nd Stage).
Aidian Koehler is a proud member of the Barefoot Theatre Company, Aidan has worked with the company as Evvie in SECOND VIOLIN at Theatre for the New City and Boston Theatre Marathon; in SCROOGE AND MARLEY at the Kraine; and more. She is also the Barefoot Outreach Director and looks forward to this year's collaboration with our NYC community. Other credits include: LEBENSRAUM, WHAT SHALL I GIVE MY CHILDREN?, OUR TOWN and more.