Hoch play to debut Off-Broadway

'Dawn' set to open on Sept. 13

A new play by Danny Hoch gets a world preem Off Broadway in a fall production from the Culture Project.

Best-known for writing and performing multi-character solo shows (“Some People,” “Jails, Hospitals and Hip-Hop”) and as founder of the annual Hip-Hop Theater Fest, Hoch will direct an ensemble of thesps in his 11-character play “Till the Break of Dawn.” He will not act in the show.

“Dawn” follows an Internet hip-hop activist and his New York friends on a trip to Cuba that shakes up their political views. It is the first new work from Hoch to be seen in Gotham since “Jails” played P.S. 122 in 1988.

“Dawn” is set to begin previews Sept. 4 for a Sept. 13 opening at the Abrons Arts Centers on the Lower East Side.

After “Dawn,” Hoch will preem a new Brooklyn-set solo show at Berkeley Rep in January 2008.

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