Photo Flash: First Look at The Amoralists' COLLISION at Rattlestick
In Collision, chance encounters prove calculated when three students, a professor, and a stranger come together in this incendiary new drama. Set in a college dormitory somewhere in the heart of America, this band of incongruous intellectuals with hidden scars embarks on a dangerous course to create order out of chaos. Their unitEd Moral compass will guide them to The Edge of the cliff...and beyond. What happens when all the wrong people meet at exactly the right time?
The cast for Collision includes Michael Cullen (Bus Stop on Broadway, Bug, Cobb), Craig 'muMs' Grant (HBO's "Oz"), James Kautz (The Bad and the Better, The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side, The Hallway Trilogy), Nick Lawson (The Bad and the Better, The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side, Happy in the Poorhouse) and Anna Stromberg (The Bad and the Better, HotelMotel).
The creative team for Collision includes Alfred Schatz (Set Design), Jaime Torres (Costume Design), Phil Carluzzo (Sound Design) and Michael J. Kessler (Assistant Director). Judy Merrick is the Stage Manager.
Lyle Kessler's (Playwright) play Orphans will be produced on Broadway in March 2013, starring Alec Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf, and directed by Dan Sullivan. Orphans has been an international success in almost every country in the world since its Steppenwolf Theater Production in Chicago and New York. London's West End production starred Albert Finney. Kessler's other plays include The Watering Place, Possession, Robbers, Unlisted and The Great Divide. His films include Orphans, Gladiator, The Saint of Fort Washington and Touched, which he co-starred in. Kessler's a member of The Actors Studio and LAByrinth Theater Company, and served as the Director of the Sundance Screenwriter's Lab. He co-moderated the Playwright/Directors Unit of The Actors Studio West for eleven years.
David Fofi (Director) is the Artistic Director of the Elephant Theatre Company, founded in 1995 in downtown Los Angeles. In 1998, along with Don Cesario, he created Elephant Stages and the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood, where The Elephant Theatre Company now makes its home. His directing credits include the World Premiere of Farm Boy (Los Angeles Times Critics Choice, Back Stage Critic's Pick), the West Coast Premiere of Sam Shepard's The Late Henry Moss (Back Stage Critic's Pick), the West Coast Premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Little Flower of East Orange (Ovation Recommended), Guirgis' In Arabia We'd All Be Kings (4 LADCC Awards including Best Production, LA Times and Back Stage Critic's Pick) and the World Premiere of Mark Roberts' Parasite Drag (Ovation Recommended, Back Stage and LA Weekly Critic's Pick).
The Amoralists is a theatre company that produces work of no moral judgment. Dedicated to an honest expression of the American condition, their ensemble explores complex characters of moral ambiguity. Leaving no stone unturned, they plunge the depths of the social, political, spiritual and sexual characteristics of human nature. They were selected as a 2012 Person of the Year by NYTheatre.com.
Previews begin January 10 for a January 22 opening. Performances are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm, and Sundays at 5pm. There is no performance on Sun 2/3. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased online at http://CollisionThePlay.com or by calling 1-866-811-4111. A limited amount of $20 student tickets are available online (valid student ID is required at the box office). The running time is 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission. For more information visit http://CollisionThePlay.com.Photo Credit: Russ Rowland