Bill McCallum directs a cast of eleven performers with credits spanning Broadway, Off-Broadway, television and high-profile regional theaters, including Matthew Amendt* (Bway: Bernhardt/Hamlet; Off-Bway: Julius Ceaser/TFANA), Sarah Baskin* (TV: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; NY: Urban Stages, Roundabout, 59E59; Regional: Portland Center Stage, A.R.T.), Stephen D’Ambrose* (Bway Tour: August: Osage County; Regional: The Guthrie, The Old Globe, Arizona Theater Co., Folger Shakespeare, St. Louis Rep.), Truett Felt* (NY: Bedlam; Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Fest.), Gary Lowery* (NY: Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons; TV: “Law & Order;” Regional: Guthrie, Tennessee Rep., San Diego Rep.), Ron Menzel* (Bway: Les Liaisons Dangereuse, The Parisian Woman), Galen Molk (Off-B’way: Julius Ceaser, King John; Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Julian Remulla* (NY: Julius Ceaser/TFANA; Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Fest.), Derek Smith* (Bway: Lion King; NY: Red Bull; Regional: Shakespeare Theater Co.), Anna Sundberg* (Regional: Great River Shakespeare, Virginia Stage, Guthrie Theater), and Asma Thabet (TV: National Tunisian TV). *Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. AEA Showcase.
In little more than an hour, Ford captures your attention and mind, morphing into a variety of characters to tell the riveting story of his battle for success, on and off the streets. As a young adult, growing up in the cold streets of Detroit, MI, he witnesses the murders of those closest to him, sending him to perilous lows as he finds himself in jail. Ford finds a way to push through the darkness and find an internal fire and will to succeed against all odds, with the discipline gained from a world-class martial arts education. It’s a magnificent story told with humor and perseverance, about finding yourself and your will to succeed. The story has something for everyone.
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Featuring Alenka Kraigher (Idiot Savant/Old Fashioned Prostitutes), Chris Ogren, Elizabeth Keuhl, Lois Z, Jeremy Rafal, John E. Simms, Justina Adorno, Monique Huff, Jessica Ranville, Janice Amano, Sheila Romo
Directed by Michael Harrison
Set Design by Nikolay Sviridchik
Costumes by Aaron Crosby
Lighting and Sound Design by Colin Pearce
Written and performed by Jane Elias
Directed by Tracy Bersley