Zoe Kazan's Post-Apocalyptic Play 'After the Blast' Gets Off-Broadway Run

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Lila Neugebauer will direct the new show, set in the wake of total environmental disaster that pushes the human population to retreat underground.

Zoe Kazan's play After the Blast is nearing its off-Broadway run.

Directed by Lila Neugebauer (The Antipodes), the new production will begin a six-week limited run Oct. 7 before an opening night Oct. 23 at the Claire Tow Theater. It will play through Nov. 19, and open the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater's 2017-2018 season.

After the Blast is set in the wake of total environmental disaster, when the human population has retreated underground. Experience is simulated, fertility is regulated, and Anna and Oliver have one last chance to have a baby.

The creative team includes sets by Daniel Zimmerman, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lighting by Eric Southern and sound by Brandon Wolcott. Casting will be announced at a later date.

After the Blast is the latest play penned by Kazan, who also wrote the stage works Absalom, We Live Here and Trudy and Max in Love, as well as the screenplays for the films Ruby Sparks and Wildlife, and the miniseries The Secret History of Wonder Woman.

As an actress, her upcoming projects include Kumail Nanjiani's Sundance hit The Big Sick and two HBO projects: the drama series The Deuce opposite James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Lena Dunham's comedy Max. She is repped by UTA and Washington Square Films.

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