LOOT Opens Tomorrow at Red Bull Theater
Red Bull Theater presents the Off Broadway revival of Loot by Joe Orton. Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger directs a company that includes Rebecca Brooksher (Fay), Eric Martin Brown (Meadows), Jarlath Conroy (McLeavy), Ryan Garbayo (Dennis), Rocco Sisto (Truscott), and Nick Westrate (Hal). Loot has scenic design by Narelle Sissons, costume design by Sara Jean Tosetti, lighting design by Scott Zielinski, and sound design by Brad Berridge. Opening Thursday January 16th, this limited engagement continues through February 9th only at Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street).
One of the 20th Century's most subversive comic masterpieces, this "Comedy of Horrors" is a merciless satire of religious hypocrisy, middle-class British morality, and blind faith in authority. The McLeavy's are in mourning, but young Hal and his partner-in-crime need someplace to stash their loot. When Scotland Yard's finest comes sniffing about, no one escapes suspicion, from the naughty nurse to dear old gardening dad. And where did Mrs. McLeavy's body go? Orton's wicked stew of Oscar Wilde and Kafka is sexy, sharp-witted, and shocking.
Rebecca Brooksher's New York credits include: Dying City (Lincoln Center, Lortel nomination Best Actress), Love's Labor's Lost (The Public Theater), The Scariest (Bleecker Street), White People (Atlantic Stage 2). Recent regional credits include: Golden Age (The Kennedy Center), She Stoops to Conquer and Twelfth Night (McCarter Theatre), Monster at the Door (Alley), Period of Adjustment and Anna Christie (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ), and All My Sons (Barrington Stage). TV: "Love Monkey," "Ugly Betty," "The Confession;" recurring on "One Life to Live," "Canterbury's Law," "The Good Wife." Film: Cold Souls, The Muse.
Eric Martin Brown: Broadway: The Dance of Death; Off-Broadway: Mint Theatre: The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd; Suddenly Last Summer; New Group: Servicemen; Lincoln Center Institute: Fly; The Public Theater: The Ruby Sunrise; The 7th Monarch. Regional: Shakespeare Theatre Company, DC: Measure for Measure, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard II; Cleveland Playhouse: Bell, Book and Candle; Cincinnati Playhouse: The History of Invulnerability; The Wilma Theater: Age of Arousal; Palm Beach Drama Works: Dinner with Friends; Studio Arena: Three Days of Rain; Elm Shakespeare: The Winter's Tale, Holiday; The Old Globe: Smash; Nevada Conservatory Theater: Doubt; Capital Repertory: The Taming of the Shrew; Yale Repertory: Richard III; International: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. FILM: Pear; Found In Time; The Response; Jacklight; All I Want For Christmas. TV: Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Criminal Intent; 30 Rock; Gossip Girl; Third Watch; One Life to Live; As the World Turns.
Jarlath Conroy has appeared on Broadway in The Seagull, The Weir, The Iceman Cometh, On The Waterfront, Ghetto, Philadelphia, Here I Come!, The Visit, Comedians. Off-Broadway: The Coward, Finn, A Man of No Importance, Our Lady of Sligo, A Life, Gardenia, Translations, The Matchmaker. Regional: Merry Wives of Windsor, The Homecoming, The Steward of Christendom (Barrymore Award), Juno and the Paycock (Helen Hayes Award), Henry V, (Helen Hayes Award nomination), Henry VI, Faith Healer, Twelfth Night, Ah, Wilderness!, Inherit the Wind, A Christmas Carol, Catchpenny Twist. International: Cromwell and Hamlet at The Royal Court, London, The White Devil at The Old Vic, numerous plays at Nottingham Rep. Film & TV: Putzel, True Grit, The Art of Getting By, Across the Universe, Kinsey, Stay, Day of the Dead, Heaven's Gate, "Law & Order", "Law and Order SVU", "NYPD Blue", "Summer." Director: True West and Human Resources.