Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Presents
Written by OBIE award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter; directed by Davis McCallum
April 23 – June 8
EXTENDED THRU June 21st!
Opening May 8 At Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
FEATURING: Gideon Glick, Michael Laurence, Tasha Lawrence
CREATIVE TEAM: Dane Laffrey (Set Design), Jessica Pabst (Costume Design), Eric Southern (Light Design), Daniel Kluger (Original Composition and Music Design), Andrew Diaz (Properties Master), Eugenia Furneaux (Production Manager), Katharine Whitney (Production Stage Manager), Emily Cates (Assistant Stage Manager)
General Admission $55
Under 30 / Theater Artist: $15
Running Time: 95 minutes with no intermission
Four years ago Bryan abandoned his labor of love, a newspaper for truckers. Now he’s returned–with no word of where he’s been–and things have changed. His former lover is filled with rage, his new coworker is filled with incessant adoration, and his paper is filled with personal ads. As he considers giving up for good, Bryan searches for what he couldn’t find on the road: a way to keep faith in humanity.
SAMUEL D. HUNTER (Playwright) Samuel D. Hunter’s plays include The Whale (2013 Drama Desk Award, 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, 2013 GLAAD Media Award, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Play), A Bright New Boise (2011 Obie Award for Playwriting, 2011 Drama Desk nomination for Best Play), and his newest plays, The Few, A Great Wilderness and Rest. His plays have been produced by theaters such as Playwrights Horizons, South Coast Rep, The Old Globe, Seattle Rep, Victory Gardens, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Denver Center Theatre Company, Clubbed Thumb, and Page 73. His work has been developed at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference, the Ojai Playwrights Conference, Seven Devils, and elsewhere. Sam is the winner of a 2012 Whiting Writers Award, the 2013 Otis Guernsey New Voices Award, the 2011 Sky Cooper Prize, and the 2008-2009 PONY Fellowship. He is a member of New Dramatists, an Ensemble Playwright at Victory Gardens, a Core Member of The Playwrights’ Center, a member of Partial Comfort Productions, and was a 2013 Resident Playwright at Arena Stage. A native of northern Idaho, Sam lives in NYC. He holds degrees in playwriting from NYU, The Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and Juilliard.
DAVIS MCCALLUM (Director) NEW YORK: Quiara Hudes’ Water By The Spoonful (Second Stage, 2012 Pulitzer Prize), Sam Hunter’s The Whale (Playwrights Horizons; 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play), Gabe Kahane and Seth Bockley’s February House (Public Theater), Andy Bragen’s This Is My Office (Play Company), Sarah Ruhl and Todd Almond’s Melancholy Play (13P), Michael Mitnick’s Sex Lives of Our Parents (Second Stage), Hunter’s A Bright New Boise (Partial Comfort; Drama Desk Nominations for Best Play and Best Director) and Five Gencoides (Clubbed Thumb), Greg Moss’s punkplay (Clubbed Thumb), Chuck Mee’s Queens Boulevard (Signature Theater), Quiara Hudes’ Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue (P73; Pulitzer Prize Finalist), Henry IV, Part One (The Pearl), Henry V (New Victory), Jane Eyre, The Tempest, The Turn Of The Screw (The Acting Company). REGIONAL: the Guthrie, the Old Globe, Humana, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown, Alliance, Chautauqua, the O’Neill, Playmakers Rep, Two River, New York Stage & Film, others. OTHER: Drama League Alum; NEA/TCG Career Development Program; Boris Sagal Fellowship; Princess Grace Honoree. UPCOMING: Sam Hunter’s The Few at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.