RAG AND BONE

Genre: Comedy, Drama
by Noah Haidle, directed by Sam Gold

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (David Van Asselt, Artistic Director, and Sandra Coudert, Managing Director) continues its 13th anniversary season with the New York premiere of Rag and Bone, a play by Noah Haidle (Mr. Marmalade, Kitty Kitty Kitty). In Mr. Haidle's play, Jeff and George, mourning the death of their mother, struggle to make ends meet at the family ladder store, which George also utilizes as a front for the black market sale of human hearts. This heartfelt comedy, about the limits of feeling and the consequences of feeling little or too damn much, had its World Premiere at The Long Wharf Theater in 2005.

The cast of Rag and Bone includes Michael Chernus (American Sligo, Essential Self Defense), Kevin Jackson (Topdog/Underdog, Fences), Deidre O'Connell (Fugue, Stone Cold Dead Serious), Matthew Stadelmann (American Sligo, Stone Cold Dead Serious), Henry Stram (Inherit the Wind, The Crucible), Audrey Lynn Weston (Rearviewmirror, Work) and David Wohl (Fiddler on the Roof, Dinner at Eight).
About the Company: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is a multi-award-winning company which has produced over forty-six world premieres in the past fifteen seasons and was the recipient of the 2007 Ross Wetzsteon Memorial OBIE Award for its work developing new and innovative work. Rattlestick’s Advisory Board participates in The Emerging Playwrights Project, which matches a new playwright with an established artist for an experienced eye and creative support. Playwright and artist mentors have included Edward Albee, Jon Robin Baitz, Zoe Caldwell, Arthur Kopit, Craig Lucas, Joe Mantello, Terrence McNally and Marsha Norman. Previous plays include Two Boys in a Bed, Message to Michael, Carpool, Volunteer Man, A Trip to the Beach, Ascendancy, Stuck, Vick’s Boy, The Messenger, Saved or Destroyed, Neil’s Garden, My Special Friend, Faster, Bliss, St. Crispin’s Day, Where We’re Born, Five Flights, Boise, Finer Noble Gases, God Hates The Irish: The Ballad of Armless Johnny, Miss Julie, Acts of Mercy: passion-play, Cagelove, It Goes Without Saying, Dark Matters, Stay, American Sligo, Rag and Bone, War, Geometry of Fire, That Pretty Pretty; or The Rape Play, The Amish Project, Killers and Other Family, Post No Bills, Blind, the Off-Broadway GLAAD Award-nominated hit The Last Sunday in June, Craig Wright’s The Pavilion (Drama Desk nominee - Outstanding Play of 2005) and Lady (Drama Desk nominee – Outstanding Play of 2008), as well as The Aliens by Annie Baker (2010 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play).

Preview:   11/14/07
Open:   11/20/07
Close:   12/16/07

Schedule:
Wed-Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 5pm
Theater:   Rattlestick Theatre
Address:   224 Waverly Place
New York, NY
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Cost:$40.00, $20.00 Students and Seniors
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Company: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater         Official Web Site: www.rattlestick.org