The world premiere of Regina Taylor’s futuristic new play stop. reset. opens September 8 at off-Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center. Directed by Taylor, the production stars Carl Lumbly as Alex Ames, a book publisher trying to bring his company into the digital age, and Ismael Cruz Cordova, the tech-savvy janitor who could have the answers. stop. reset. is scheduled to play a limited engagement through September 29 at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre.
stop. reset. centers on Alex Ames (Lumbly), the owner of Chicago’s oldest book publishing company. As e-books begin to outsell printed copies, Ames must question his employees to determine who is still relevant in the rapidly changing world of publishing. When Alex meets J (Cordova), a mysterious youth plugged into the future, Ames must discover how far he will go to survive in a world where the real and the virtual are inextricably linked.
The production features set design by Neil Patel, costume design by Karen Perry, lighting design byr Lap Chi Chu, sound design by Robert Kalowitz and projection design by Shawn Sagady.