Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with the Cast of EDISON'S ELEPHANT, Playing Metropolitan Playhouse Gilded Age Festival, 1/16-25
In 1903, on Brooklyn''s Coney Island, Thomas Edison electrocuted an elephant. Moreover, he filmed it, for all to witness. Based on historic accounts, Edison''s Elephant explores the life and death of Topsy, the circus elephant who, after much abuse, retaliated against those who harmed her, and who was ultimately executed for her actions-as the subject of Edison''s film Electrocuting an Elephant.
Edison''s Elephant cast includes: Lynn Berg (How I Learned to Drive, Batz. Film: A Day''s Messing and The Clean Up), Kevin Orton (Sir Peter Hall''s Amadeus, Uncle Vanya), Wendy Merritt (My First Lady, Game Changers), Alyssa Simon (Film: They Will Outlive Us All, Off-B''way: Purchase, My First Lady), CJ Trentacosta (BergenPAC''s 42nd Street. Film: Life in a Box), JT Waite (Broadway: Dracula, Amadeus. Off Broadway: The Fantasticks), Rik Walter (K Comma Joseph, "30 Rock," "Law and Order") with Sean Gough on piano.
Co-writers Chris Van Strander and David Koteles
Rik Walter, CJ Trentacosta and JT Waite
CJ Trentacosta, JT Waite and Rik Walter
Director Dave Elliott, CJ Trentacosta
Director Dave Elliott, Wendy Merritt, Alyssa Simon
Wendy Merritt and Lynn Berg
Kevin Orton, Dave Elliott