Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Presents

  The Long Shrift Written by Robert Boswell; directed by James Franco July 7 - August 23 Opening July 13th At Rattlestick Playwrights Theater     FEATURING: Allie Gallerani, Scott Haze, Brian Lally, Ahna O'Reilly, & Ally Sheedy CREATIVE TEAM: Andromache Chalfant (Set Design), Jessica Pabst (Costume Design), Burke Brown (Lighting Design), Bart Fasbender (Sound Design), Matt Frew (Properties Master), Judy Merrick (Assistant Properties Master), Eugenia Furneaux (Production Manager), Andrew Slater (Production Stage Manager), Jeremy Pape (Associate Production Manager), Taylor Alyssa Marun (Assistant Stage Manager). BuyTixOnline

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SYNOPSIS Richard Singer, a dorky teenage boy is accused and thrown in jail for rape, tearing his parents apart. Now, nine years later, Richard is out of jail and his accuser is back in his life. ROBERT BOSWELL(Playwright) has published seven novels, three story collections, and two books of nonfiction. He has had two plays produced, and is the recipient of the John Gassner Prize for Playwriting. His work has earned him two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Iowa School of Letters Award for Fiction, a Lila Wallace/Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, the PEN West Award for Fiction, and the Evil Companions Award. The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards was a finalist for the 2010 PEN USA Award in Fiction. What Men Call Treasure was a finalist for the Western Writers of America Nonfiction Spur Award. Both the Chicago Tribune and Publisher’s Weekly named Mystery Ride as one of the best books of the year. The London Independent pickedThe Geography of Desire as one of the best books of the year. Virtual Death was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award and was named by the Science Fiction Chronicle as one of the best novels of the year. Boswell has published more than 70 stories and essays. They have appeared in the New Yorker, Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, Pushcart Prize Stories, Esquire, Colorado Review, Epoch, Ploughshares, and many other magazines and anthologies. He teaches at the University of Houston, where he holds the Cullen Endowed Chair in Creative Writing. He also teaches in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.

JAMES FRANCO (Director) is an actor, director, screenwriter, producer, teacher and author. He began his career on “Freaks and Geeks” and received a Golden Globe Award for his performance in the biographical film James Dean. Notable film credits include Oz: The Great and PowerfulSpring Breakers, Harry Osborn in the Spider-Man trilogy, Milk, and 127 Hours, for which he received Academy Award, SAG and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor. He has directed, written and produced features and been published several times in magazines and his own books. He is currently teaching college courses at UCLA, USC and CalArts and acting classes at Studio 4.