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Photo Coverage: James Franco & More Celebrate Opening Night of Rattlestick's THE LONG SHRIFT

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The Off-Broadway production of The Long Shrift, written by Robert Boswell and directed by James Franco, opened last night at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. The Long Shirt began previews on July 7th and will run through August 23rd. This play is James Franco's directing debut. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photo coverage below!

The Long Shrift tells the story of Richard Singer, who, as a dorky teenage boy, was accused of rape and thrown in jail, tearing his parents apart. Richard is released nine years later, and The Long Shrift follows what happens when his accuser reappears in his life.

The cast includes Allie Gallerani (My Children! My Africa!, "Elementary"), Scott Haze ("Child of God," "As I Lay Dying"),Brian Lally ("L.A. Confidential," "Funny People"), Ahna O'Reilly ("The Help," "How I Met Your Mother") and Ally Sheedy("The Breakfast Club," "Psych").

The set design for The Long Shrift is by Andromache Chalfant; costume design is by Jessica Pabst; lighting design is by Burke Brown; sound design is by Bart Fasbender; properties master is Matt Frew; assistant properties master isJudy Merrick. The production manager is Eugenia Furneaux; the production stage manager is Andrew Slater; associate production manager is Jeremy Pape; the assistant stage manager is Taylor Alyssa Marun.

Photo Credit: Jessica Fallon Gordon

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Chris O' Dowd

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Chris O' Dowd

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Karen Allen

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Karen Allen

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Sarah Utterback

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Sarah Utterback

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Samantha Soule and McCaleb Burnett

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Samantha Soule and McCaleb Burnett

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Julianna Guill

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Julianna Guill

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James Wirt, Rian Durham, Jennifer DeLia and Julia Stiles

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James Wirt and Julia Stiles

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Julia Stiles

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Julia Stiles

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Rian Durham and Jennifer DeLia

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Heidi Schreck and Kip Fagan

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Heidi Schreck and Kip Fagan

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Brian Lally, Ally Sheedy, Scott Haze, Ahna O'Reilly and Allie Gallerani

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Brian Lally, Ally Sheedy, Scott Haze, Ahna O'Reilly and Allie Gallerani

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David Van Asselt, James Franco and Robert Boswell

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James Franco

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James Franco

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James Franco

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Robert Boswell and James Franco

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Robert Boswell

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Brian Lally

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Brian Lally

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Ally Sheedy

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Ally Sheedy

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James Franco and Ally Sheedy

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Scott Haze

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Scott Haze

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Scott Haze and Brian Lally

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Elissa Shay and Scott Haze

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James Franco, Ally Sheedy, Ahna O'Reilly, Scott Haze, Allie Gallerani, Brian Lally and Robert Boswell

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Ally Sheedy, Ahna O'Reilly, Robert Boswell, Scott Haze, Allie Gallerani, and Brian Lally

The Long Shrift
Ally Sheedy, Ahna O'Reilly, James Franco, Scott Haze, Allie Gallerani, and Brian Lally

The Long Shrift
David Van Asselt, Ally Sheedy, Ahna O'Reilly, James Franco, Scott Haze, Allie Gallerani, and Brian Lally

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Allie Gallerani

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Allie Gallerani

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Ahna O'Reilly

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Ahna O'Reilly


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