A'SPRESS

Genre: Drama
Written by Adam Purvis / Directed by Akia

Two Minds, Two Worlds, One Subway Platform. How long can the most unlikely of friendships survive in the streets?

Set in the stark landscape of the New York City Subway; A‘Spress is the story of two unlikely companions struggling to survive, one with a guilt ridden conscience and dark past, the other living in a world that few can comprehend.

While each anti-hero is besieged by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, they are left with no choice but to depend on one another. Jack, a recovering addict, is running from a tragic mistake leaving him to care for Benji, an autistic man with no understanding of the reality facing them both. But Benji isn't the only one that needs saving. As Jack fights to outrun his demons, he discovers that Benji's need for him may only be outweighed by his own need for Benji.

Rising Sun, who brought you the acclaimed revivals of "An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein", the New York Innovative Theatre Awards nominated "Shape of Things" (2004), and the critically acclaimed hit "Hellcab", continues its tradition of bringing off beat stories to life, breaks new ground with a brand new play about desperation and survival in the most brutal of worlds.

Can the two survive the rocky road to redemption? Find out in A'Spress......

About the Company: Rising Sun Performance Company

Committed to the principle of ensemble performance through the collaboration of a company of actors, directors and playwrights, Rising Sun Performance Company's mission is to advance the vitality and diversity of American theater by nurturing artists, encouraging repeatable creative relationships, and contributing new works and revitalized pre-existing work to the national canon. Rising Sun Performance Company realizes this goal by providing a safe artistic home which stimulates risk-taking without limits of genre or agenda. Our seasons are unique because our work is not genre or message specific. The productions represent the ensemble, how it exists in the moment and the Rising Sun Performance Company selects work that speaks to those artistic voices in its current state of being.

Open:   11/04/07
Close:   11/14/07

Schedule:
Sundays @ 7PM
Tuesdays @ 8PM
Wednesdays @ 8PM
November 4, 6th, 7th, 11th, 13th & 14th
Theater:   Red Room
Address:   85 E. 4th St.
New York, NY 10003
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Subway Info: Take the F or V trains to 2nd Avenue or the 6 train to Astor Place

Cost:$15.00, $12.00 Students and Seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
Presented by: Rising Sun Performance Company         Official Web Site: http://risingsunnyc.com/hellcab.html