An international hit, Afterglow, by S. Asher Gelman, is to return for a second London season.
Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to share their bed for one night. When a new intimate connection begins to form, all three men must come head to head with one another’s notions of love, intimacy, and commitment.
Afterglow will run at Waterloo East Theatre, Brad Street, London, SE1 from Thursday 17 October to Sunday 24 November.
Press night: Tuesday 22 October at 7.30pm.
Cast to be announced.
Afterglow “a steamy stripped-down look at gay intimacy’ (Huffington Post) premiered in the UK at Southwark Playhouse where it was seen by over 8,000 people, following after a multiple-extended hit run Off-Broadway, where it sold 23,000 seats in a 69-seat theatre and grossed over $1million.
Director Steven Kunis
Original Director Tom O’Brien
Set and Costume Designer Libby Todd
Lighting Designer David Howe
Sound Designer Joel Price
Movement Director Lee Crowley
Casting Director Anne Vosser
General Management David Adkin Limited
Produced by Adam Roebuck, Aaron Quintana and Justin Coffman.
Contains strong language and nudity.
S. ASHER GELMAN (Playwright)
S. Asher Gelman is a director, choreographer, actor, dancer, playwright, and producer. Through his production company, Midnight Theatricals, he produced and directed his first original play, Afterglow, which ran for 14 months Off-Broadway at the Davenport Theater. He is currently producing the Off-Broadway musical We Are The Tigers by Preston Max Allen. Gelman’s second play, Safeword, opens Off-Broadway in April. Originally from Chevy Chase, MD, Asher received his Bachelors Degree in Dance and Theater from Bard College in New York in 2006, and his Masters in Fine Arts in Dance from The George Washington University in Washington DC in 2012. From 2006 to 2016, Asher lived in Tel Aviv, Israel, where he became one of the founders of The Stage, Tel Aviv’s premier English language performing arts organisation, serving as its first Artistic Director from 2013 to 2016. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College. Asher lives in New York City with his husband, Mati.
For more information, visit sashergelman.com
ADAM ROEBUCK (Producer)
Adam’s producer and/or investor credits on Broadway include: Groundhog Day: The Musical; The Play That Goes Wrong; The Iceman Cometh; It’s Only A Play; An Act of God; American Psycho: The Musical; Legally Blonde: The Musical; Godspell; Ghost: The Musical; The Wedding Singer: The Musical; Macbeth with Alan Cumming; How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical; Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life; Allegiance; and Spring Awakening (2.0). His West End and UK tour credits include: Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury; Hamlet starring Andrew Scott; Young Frankenstein; INK; OSLO; King Lear with Ian McKellen; Killer Joe with Orlando Bloom; Glengarry Glenn Ross; and Single Spies. Adam’s award-winning productions to date are his three children: Carmela, Josephine and George.
by S. Asher Gelman
Waterloo East Theatre
Previews: all seats £20.00
(Thursday 17 - Sunday 20
£30 Front Row Premium Ticket,
£24 Full Price,
Tel: 020 7928 0060
Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm
matinees on Saturday and
Sunday at 4.00pm
Age restriction 16+
Contains strong language