Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre's GOLDEN BOY, Now Playing at Theater Wit
Griffin Theatre Company presents a revival of Clifford Odets'' Tony Award-nominated drama of life, in and outside the boxing ring, GOLDEN BOY, directed by ensemble member Jonathan Berry, playing now through April 6, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150.
Featuring Nate Santana in the title role, GOLDEN BOY''s 15-member ensemble cast also includes Jerry Bloom, David Cady Jr., John Connolly, Laura Lapidus, Jason Lindner, Morgan Maher, Niall McGinty, Connor McNamara, Johnny Moran, Nina O'Keefe, Paul Popp, Mark Pracht, David Prete and Norm Woodel.
Clifford Odets'' masterpiece of American drama is set in the gritty world of prize fighting. Joe Bonaparte is a young gifted violinist, who defies his family and gives up a career as a classical musician for a chance at immortality in the boxing ring. GOLDEN BOY is a blistering and powerful look at fame and fortune corrupted, and the seductive promise of the American dream.
The Lincoln Center''s 2012 revival of Golden Boy garnered eight Tony Award nominations, including Best Revival. Initially produced on Broadway in 1937, Odets'' hit was made into the 1939 film of the same name, starring William Holden in his breakout role. Golden Boy received its first Broadway revival in 1952.
The production team for GOLDEN BOY includes: Dan Stratton (set design), Mieka Van der Ploeg (costume design), Rebecca Barrett (lighting design) and Rick Sims (sound design), Amanda Herrmann and Christopher J. Neville (props design), John Tovar (fight choreography), Kendra Thulin (dialect coach), Joe Schermoly (production manager/assistant director) and Jon Ravenscroft (stage manager).