Middle Voice at Rattlestick, the apprentice company of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, presents: THE ENCLAVE
Tuesday - Saturday at 8pm
Saturday at 3pm
General Admission $15
Box Office: 212-627-2556
"Arthur's play The Enclave was certainly ahead of its time in 1973 with a central homosexual character. I know he would be so pleased by the revival by the company assembled for Rattlestick's Middle Voice program."
- David Saint, President of the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation and Artistic Director of George St. Playhouse
Donnie - John J. Concado
Cassie - Joslyn Defreece
Ben - Dan Domingues
Oliver - David Greenspan
Roy Lee - Alexander Lambie
Eleanor - Eve Lindley
Janet - Lisa Purrone
Wyman - Anthony Ritosa
Bruno - Mike Turner
Set Designer - Alexander Woodward
Lighting Designer - Jennifer Fok
Costumes Designer - Anna Blazer
Sound Designer - Pornchanok Kanchanabanca
A group of congenial friends have restored several adjoining houses in one of New York's more attractive neighborhoods, and plan to move in en masse—setting up an urban enclave. However, one of their number, a confirmed bachelor, has resolved to confront the others with the fact of his long-concealed homosexuality and to bring along his young male lover as a permanent addition to the group. Although his educated, liberal friends have always prided themselves on their tolerance and openmindedness, they are outraged, and the enclave itself is imperiled. But as, in the developing crisis, the particular nature of each other character is exposed and explored, it is evident that they are not above reproach themselves—and the ultimate lesson of the play is one of forbearance and understanding and the need for fairness in judging those whose lifestyle may diverge from the conventional.
The Enclave will tour to all five boroughs of New York City. The goal for The Enclave tour is to catalyze conversations within the communities to which the show travels, focusing on issues at the intersections of LGBTQ rights, racial prejudice, and housing inequity.
Tour performances will take place on: March 6th, March 13th, March 20th, and possibly March 29th. One of our off-site performances will take place at SAGE Center Bronx, an organization serving elderly members of the LGBTQ community in the Bronx at the Union Community Health Center.
This production is supported by a generous grant from the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation’ and The Arthur Laurents Centennial Award. April 2018.