by ERIC OVERMYER
directed by DARYL BOLING
August 20th - 30th,
Wed - Sat @ 8pm
Jay Colligan, Catherine Dyer*, Ato
Essandoh, Fiona Jones* Jason McDonald*, Adam Hunter Perez*
Alexis Savino, Elisa Terraza*
production design Maruti Evans
sound design Drew Bellware - costumes Kristin Gedney
stage management Laura Schlachtmeyer
DARK RAPTURE, Overmyer's verbal dexterity is acute as
ever, but this time it's harnessed to a plot delivered
by characters who seem driven by purposes of their own. It's
by far Overmyer's most satisfying play. Like
many noir fictions, DARK RAPTURE is about escape: from
the self, from the sane, from the ordinary.
This time the escape hatch is offered by a fire
that leaves the Berkeley Hills home of Ray and Julia Gaines
pile of smoldering rubble with a charred and unrecognizable
corpse beneath it. Whose
corpse is it: Ray's, or a looter's?
Just where was Julia when the house burned down?
what happened to the brown-paper parcel Julia says she
left in Ray's custody? Did
it go up in flames, too, with or without him?
number of sinister people want to know. In
classic noir manner, the story advances tableau by moody
tableau from Baja bedroom to Key West bar deck to Tampa
offering its sharply etched character cameo, its fragment
its new complication, straight to a conclusion
redolent with irony...
MacDougal Street, NYC 10011
More information: Contact Daryl Boling at 212-260-4698
or email at firstname.lastname@example.org