Game of Thrones’ Daniel Portman to Star in Off-Broadway Premiere of Square Go

Off-Broadway News   Game of Thrones’ Daniel Portman to Star in Off-Broadway Premiere of Square Go
 
The two-hander about playground violence will play 59E59 Theaters, following a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe.
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Daniel Portman, who plays Poderick in HBO's megahit Game of Thrones, will star alongside Gavin Jon Wright (Black Watch with the National Theatre of Scotland) in the U.S. premiere of Square Go at 59E59 Theaters this summer. The new play about playground violence and myths of masculinity will arrive Off-Broadway directly from a sold-out, award-winning run at Edinburgh Fringe.

Square Go is written by Kieran Hurley (Chalk Farm) and Gary McNair (A Gamblers Guide to Dying), with an original score by members of Frightened Rabbit and direction by Finn den Hertog. Performances will begin at 59E59 June 5 for a limited run through June 30.

Named after the slang term for "let's fight," Square Go is the story of Max, a normal-ish kid in a normal-ish town. He spends his days daydreaming and hanging out with his weird wee pal Stevie Nimmo. But when Max is called for his first “square go,” a fight by the school gates, it’s his own demons he must wrestle with first.

The new play was the winner of the Fringe First Award at Edinburgh Fringe.

The lighting designer is Peter Small with props by Martha Mamo. Jynelly Rosario is the show's stage manager.

Square Go is produced Off-Broadway by Francesca Moody Productions (Fleabag) in association with Seared Productions.

To purchase tickets, priced $25, call the 59E59 Box Office at (646) 892-7999 or visit 59e59.org.

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