on Fire Presents
Theatre on Fire will open its fifth season
at the Charlestown Working Theater from October 2 - 17
with Neil Labute's "BASH," a triptych of intense
and mesmerizing one-acts depicting the dark hearts of ordinary people
and the casual evil that surrounds us in everyday life. The production
will be directed by Darren Evans, the company's Artistic
Director. Charlestown Working Theater
in Theatre on Fire's signature style, all three plays are gripping portraits
of everyday people who commit brutal crimes. The cast will feature Kate
Donnelly, Emma Goodman, Marc Harpin and Michael Underhill.
In "A Gaggle of Saints," a young college couple simultaneously recounts their separate versions of a trip to a party in New York City that takes a surprising and violent turn.
And in "Iphigenia in Orem," a
Utah businessman confesses the unthinkable and chilling crime his work
troubles drove him to at home.
Mr. LaBute studied theater at Brigham Young University, where he joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "BASH" resulted in his disfellowship from the LDS Church, which he later left. LaBute was dubbed "the best playwright to emerge in the past decade - a genius" by New Yorker magazine.
Darren Evans commented: “CWT has given us a wonderful opportunity to grow and thrive in these early stages of our existence. It’s a great organization, a funky facility, and a truly welcoming environment.”
He continued, “'BASH' is a perfect match for Theatre on Fire’s aesthetic – intense material that is actor-driven. No flashy costumes, dance numbers, or complicated sets – just great writing and great acting that’s right in your lap. I’ll be directing the plays as if they were extended film close-ups and arranging the audience to be very close to the actors, so they can experience every subtle expression and nuance. If you come see this show, you’ll be able to read the characters in a way that you normally cannot with the distance between actors and audience. It’s going to be an amazing, intense experience.”
For tickets, call 866-811-4111 or visit www.charlestownworkingtheater.org.
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