Ahmed Aly Elsayed, Ethan Hova, and Ben Schnetzer in 'The Nap.' (Photo: Joan Marcus)
“The Nap” has come to Broadway with a mission to popularize the sport of snooker. The first challenge: explaining what it is. Simply put, snooker is a version of pool that originated with British officers stationed in India in the late 1800s. Snooker is played on a 12 foot by six foot table, larger than the typical billiards table, and players are awarded points for shooting balls in a specific sequence. The sport later took hold in England, where it was seen as a game for the gentry and those who aspired to join that social order, but it has…

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