David Rabe's The Orphan is a gonzo retelling of The Oresteia. Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, sex, drugs and the murderous Manson family collide in this comical but deeply disturbing look at our relationships with our mothers, fathers, and the nature of violence. The cast includes: Eric Tucker and Ted Lewis of Bedlam's acclaimed Saint Joan and Hamlet, Flor De Liz Perez of the New York Neo-Futurists and Pioneer Theatre Company favorite, Andy Rindlisbach, in his New York debut. The production features original music composed by Jen Jackson, a recent grad of the Yale School of Drama. Aaron Sparks directs a lively and relevant new production of this rarely produced David Rabe play, not seen on the professional New York stage since its premiere at the Public Theatre in 1973. David Rabe significantly revised The Orphan after its original production, and the play has never had a major New York production in its current form.
About the Company: Children of an Idle Brain
We are dedicated to telling good stories with ingenuity and a restless curiosity. We choose works that acknowledge the extraordinary in the ordinary and embrace the joys and struggles of being human. We believe in the theatre. We invite our audience to discover and celebrate wit us.
Friday, July 26th at 7pm
Saturday, July 27th at 7pm
Sunday, July 28th at 2pm and 7pm
Friday, August 2nd at 7pm
Saturday, August 3rd at 7pm
Sunday, August 4th at 7pm
Monday, August 5th at 7pm
Tuesday, August 6th at 7pm
Wednesday, August 7th at 7pm
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New York, NY 10036
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