Photo Flash: First Look at Kamal Angelo Bolden and Guy Van Swearingen in A Red Orchid's THE OPPONENT Off-Broadway

August 5
10:59 AM 2014

59E59 Theaters welcomes Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre, in association with Bisno Productions, with the NYC premiere of THE OPPONENT, written by Brett Neveu and directed by Karen Kessler. THE OPPONENT began performances on July 31 for a limited engagement through September 7. Press opening is tomorrow, August 6. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Accomplished playwright and A Red Orchid Theatre Ensemble Member Brett Neveu takes a look at the hard scrabble world of boxing from the perspective of a small time gym owner and a young up-and-comer. They come from different worlds, they barely understand each other, but in the ring anything is possible. Questions of loyalty and life's dreams are put to the test in this explosive New York premiere that promises to pull some punches and fearlessly land the others.

Kamal Angelo Bolden (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at Victory Gardens) and Guy Van Swearingen (The Time of Your Life at Steppenwolf) reprise their critically acclaimed roles as Donell and Tre.

The design team for THE OPPONENT includes Joey Wade (set designer), Myron Elliott (costume designer), Mike Durst (lighting designer), Joe Court (sound designer), and Toni Kendrick (prop designer). The fight director is John Tovar and the boxing trainer is Al Ortiz. Kate DeVore is the dialect coach.

The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.

Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg

Photo Flash: First Look at Kamal Angelo Bolden and Guy Van Swearingen in A Red Orchid's THE OPPONENT Off-Broadway
Guy Van Swearingen and Kamal Angelo Bolden

Photo Flash: First Look at Kamal Angelo Bolden and Guy Van Swearingen in A Red Orchid's THE OPPONENT Off-Broadway
Guy Van Swearingen and Kamal Angelo Bolden

Photo Flash: First Look at Kamal Angelo Bolden and Guy Van Swearingen in A Red Orchid's THE OPPONENT Off-Broadway
Guy Van Swearingen and Kamal Angelo Bolden

Photo Flash: First Look at Kamal Angelo Bolden and Guy Van Swearingen in A Red Orchid's THE OPPONENT Off-Broadway
Kamal Angelo Bolden

Photo Flash: First Look at Kamal Angelo Bolden and Guy Van Swearingen in A Red Orchid's THE OPPONENT Off-Broadway
Kamal Angelo Bolden and Guy Van Swearingen

Photo Flash: First Look at Kamal Angelo Bolden and Guy Van Swearingen in A Red Orchid's THE OPPONENT Off-Broadway
Kamal Angelo Bolden and Guy Van Swearingen

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