THE INFERNO PROJECT

Genre: Drama, Other
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conceived, constructed, and written by Lauren Reinhard

A WOMAN, A WOOD, AN OPPORTUNITY...
A hapless man finds himself in the middle of the woods and is forced with a choice. How does he find his voice in a world where it's all been done before? How do you? The Inferno Project.

The beginnings of the story are familiar: a man disillusioned with his life enters a wood in search of something. What follows however, is all new, equal parts horror, humor and hope. Through the course of the play we follow Dante and Virgil out of the wood and through history as Dante struggles to find his voice and the story of his life in order to save it.

Following the concept of the play is its construction; Reinhard interweaves text from historical speeches and quotes from such notables as Malcolm X, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Margaret Thatcher, Sojourner Truth, and Martin Luther King, Jr. into her original script. The result is an accurate and heartbreaking look at America's past struggles and an equally hopeful look at its future.

Director: Lauren Reinhard
Asst. Director: Mariah MacCarthy
Stage Manager: Karen Tiongson
Set Design: Nic Neipert
Lighting Design: Ryan Metzler
Costume Design: Stephen Dunford
co-Artistic Director: Christophe Anderson
co-Artistic Director: Jennifer Cintron
About the Company: Rapscallion Theatre Collective

It is the Rapscallion Theatre Collective's goal and desire to evoke change, educate, and learn through our journey of performance art. To establish a community where fellow artists can feel a sense of freedom to pursue and conquer their artistic endeavors. To return to a time when theatre was not only viewed for its entertainment value, but also lead our audience toward a vision, thought, or memory; one that would support and guide them into making changes in their lives and/or surroundings. To use theatre not only as an art but, as an aid to better the human race and develop stronger relations within our communities.



Cast: Christopher Speziale, Harlan Short, Laura Gale, Michelle Burns, Meredith Dillard, Jessica Newton, Rachel Martsolf, Michelle Francesca Thomas, Sarah Bruns, Nicki Miller, Kenneth Naanep, Jess White, Adam Law, Reynold Malcom Hewitt
Open:   03/06/08
Close:   03/16/08

Schedule:
Thurs-Sun March 6-9 and Thurs-Sun March 13-16
All performances at 8pm
Theater:   Looking Glass Theatre
Address:   422 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019
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Cost:All tickets $18.00
Company: Rapscallion Theatre Collective         Official Web Site: www.rapscalliontheatrecollective.com
 

- as a director Tom has staged productions of Eric Bogosians’ Pounding Nails…and Arthur Millers’ The Last Yankee. He has also staged readings for the Glasslight Theatre Company based out of New Jersey. Previous works with the Rapscallions include directing The Naked Truth for their 1st Annual Short Plays Festival and appearing in the ensemble of The Inferno Project. Other acting credits include The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) at Theatre Row, Before God Was Invented at Theatre for the New City, The End of the Known World Plays at The Tank, Andromache with the Illyria Theatre Company, A Midsummer Nights’ Dream, Cloud 9 and The Bakkhai which toured to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and the ITI Festival of Ancient Greek Drama in Cyprus. BFA in Acting from C.W. Post / Long Island University. Tom is currently attending New York University in pursuant of his Graduate degree in Educational Theatre ! Many thanks to his family and friends in NJ for their constant support. Stay?