New in 2018 A new comedy thriller about the world of snooker, the British version of pool, where a young star on the rise is forced into shady dealings by others attempting to fix a championship tournament. Begins September 5th.
From the producers: "The Nap" is a very funny look at the world of snooker - the British version of pool. Dylan Spokes, a fast-rising young star arrives for a championship tournament only to be confronted by the authorities warning him of the repercussions of match fixing. Before he knows it, Dylan’s forced into underhanded dealings with a cast of wildly colorful characters that include his ex-convict dad, saucy mum, quick-tongued manager and a renowned gangster, to boot. It’s a fast-paced comedy thriller where, in an exciting twist, the tournament unfolds live on stage.
English playwright Richard Bean is best known to American audiences for his comedy "One Man, Two Guvnors," which was nominated for seven 2012 Tony award nominations, including a Best Actor win for star James Corden. "The Nap" originally premiered in 2016 at the Crucible Theatre in South Yorkshire, England. Here's a trailer from that production:
Tony-winning director Daniel Sullivan ("Proof," "The Little Foxes") directs a cast that includes "Transparent" star Alexandra Billings, Tony nominee John Ellison Conlee, Tony nominee Johanna Day, Heather Lind, Max Gordon Moore, Bhavesh Patel, Thomas Jay Ryan and Ben Schnetzer.
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