The complete cast is set for the previously announced New York premiere of Stephen Belber’s The Muscles in Our Toes. Bill Dawes, who recently appeared on Broadway in Bronx Bombers, will star alongside Amir Arison, Nadia Dajani, Samuel Ray Gates, Matthew Maher and Mather Zickel in the Labyrinth Theater Company production helmed by Anne Kauffman. Performances begin June 14 prior to an official opening on June 26 at the Bank Street Theater.
In addition to Bronx Bombers, Dawes has appeared on Broadway in Sex & Longing and Lombardi, as well as off-Broadway in Burning Blue, The Exonerated and Ears on a Beatle. Arison's off-Broadway credits include Aftermath, Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them and Queens Boulevard. Dajani made her stage debut in Sophistry at Playwrights Horizons, where she also appeared in Boys and Girls. Gates' off-Broadway credits include Aunt Dan and Lemon, Three Seconds in the Key and Electra. Maher's stage credits include Mr. Burns, The Flick and Golden Child; he is also the recipient of the 2013 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Performance. Zickel has appeared on screen in Rachel Getting Married and Masters of Sex and on stage in By The Way, Meet Vera Stark and Extraordinary Chambers.
In The Muscles in Our Toes, four friends meet at their high school reunion, and ponder a plan to free their old friend who’s been kidnapped by a radical political group. Absurdity, intensity and plain old weirdness ensue when this inebriated, stoned, adolescently arrested, religiously confused group of friends attempts to tackle the task at hand and at the same time, debate the forces of international terrorism.
The dark comedy will feature lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sets by Lee Savage, costumes by Emily Rebholz and sound design by Jessica Paz.