ART of WNY to Present HATFUL OF RAIN, Begin. 3/6
Presented by American Repertory of WNY, Directed by Matthew LaChiusa, HATFUL OF RAIN, is written by the Academy Award nominated actor known from GODFATHER II (Frank "Five Angels" Pentangeli), Michael V Gazzo. Starting out as a Broadway playwright and writing for film (including the screenplay for Elvis Presley's KING CREOLE),Gazzo was an instrumental figure in the Actors Studio and went on to film and TV acting until his death in 1995.
HATFUL OF RAIN is three solid acts of powerful drama that features the acting talents of Artie Award winning actor Hugh Davis (JESUS HOPPED THE A-TRAIN and ART's recent production of LITTLE ROBERT) as a Korean War veteran fighting his morphine addiction and with his wife, played by Maura Nolan (fresh ART's BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON), try to cope with his addiction to morphine in the form of heroin.
Included in this stellar cast are Raphael Santos, Artie Award winner Victor Morales (THE GUYS), Leo Dibello, Monish Bhattacharyyaand Steve Brachman (BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON).
This urban story of hope, dope and love is set in the late 50's in New York City where veteran Johnny Pope struggles to find peace in his new life but his addiction brings a roller coaster relationship with his pregnant wife, his self-effacing brother and ever demanding father. His situation is complicated by a group of unsavory dealers who enable Johnny with an opportunity to escape his troubles.
Powerful,gripping and stacked with talented actors, ART is sure you will enjoy this classic play to begin the "Second Half" of the 2013-14 theater season!
Show times 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20 General Admission; $15 Online.
To order, visit http://hatfulofrain.brownpapertickets.com.