Written and Directed by Daniel Talbott
Wendy vanden Heuvel
April 4 – May 5, 2013
Rattlestick @ Elephant Stages’ Lillian Theatre
1076 Lillian Way, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Alone, numb, and friendless after the death of his father, high school senior Eli moves with his English professor mom from San Francisco for a fresh start in Iowa. A new relationship with a boy at school exposes him again to the possibility of closeness and the danger of being swallowed by it.
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 3pm and 7pm
*No evening performance on Sunday, April 28th at 7pm
Please note that there is NO LATE SEATING for Slipping.
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$34 – Regular Seating
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SLIPST – $10 for students
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Set Design – John McDermott
Costumes – Rachel Myers
Lighting – Leigh Allen
Sound – Janie Bullard
Video and Projections – Kaitlyn Pietras
Properties – Timm Carney
Casting Director – Mark Bennett
Assistant Director – Sarah Haught
Los Angeles Consultant – Jeanie Hackett
Producing for Rattlestick in LA – Addie Johnson-Talbott and Gaalan Michaelson
Rattlestick in Los Angeles
In bringing Slipping to Los Angeles, Rattlestick is exploring the potential for long-term creative collaboration with the local theater, film, and television communities. “Rattlestick is not only thrilled to bring some of its innovative New York productions to Los Angeles audiences,” says Rattlestick Artistic Director David Van Asselt, “but we are also seeking to collaborate and intercross with the remarkable entertainment communities in Los Angeles.” He continued, “Los Angeles is a vital city – open to experimentation and full of creative mavericks. We are very interested in exploring that, opening up a line of communication, tapping into it…seeing what’s possible.”
Daniel Talbott is an actor, director, playwright, producer, literary manager of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and artistic director of Rising Phoenix Rep (recipient of the 2007 NYIT Caffe Cino Fellowship Award). His most recent play, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait, was commissioned by Rattlestick and Encore Theatre Company, was presented at A.C.T.’s Costume Shop in San Francisco this past summer, and is being further developed by both companies. His play Yosemite premiered last season at Rattlestick, and other plays include Sam and Gus, What Happened When, and Slipping (published by Dramatists Play Service, named one of the top ten plays of 2009 by The Advocate, and a 2011 Lambda Literary Award finalist for drama). His most recent work as an actor includes the Theatre for One project in Times Square and around NYC, and a recurring role on The Big C for Showtime. Recent directing work includes Follow (Balancin’ Productions), Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait (Rattlestick/Encore), Much Ado About Nothing (Boomerang), Lake Water (Neighborhood Productions), Eightythree Down (Hard Sparks), Squealer (Lesser America at Theater for the New City), and The Umbrella Plays (the teacup company/FringeNYC, where it won the Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Play; also presented at The Tank). Recent producing credits include the off-Broadway productions of All the Rage, Elective Affinities with Zoe Caldwell, Too Much Memory, and the Cino Nights series. He received a 2011 Theater Hall of Fame Fellowship and was named one of the 15 People of the Year 2006 by nytheatre.com. He is a graduate of Juilliard and of Solano College Theatre’s ATP.
Slipping was originally workshopped and developed at The Royal Court Theatre and Rattlestick. It was given its world premiere in Chicago by The Side Project, directed by Adam Webster. In New York, the play premiered at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater under the direction of Kirsten Kelly. The New York production of Slipping was named one of the top ten plays of 2009 by The Advocate
Tickets – Brown Paper Tickets – 800-838-3006
Venue - Elephant: 323-962-0046
Production - Rattlestick: 212-627-2556
Publicity – Green Galactic (Lynn Tejada): 213-840-1201