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Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with the Cast of EDISON'S ELEPHANT, Playing Metropolitan Playhouse Gilded Age Festival, 1/16-25

The Metropolitan Playhouse and Joe Trentacosta present the World Premiere of Edison''s Elephant, a new play by Chris Van Strander & David Koteles, directed by David Elliott as part of the Metropolitan Playhouse Gilded Age Festival (running January 16- 25) The Metropolitan Playhouse is located at 220 East 4th Street. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting www.metropolitanplayhouse.org. Check out a first look at the cast in rehearsal below!

In 1903, on Brooklyn''s Coney Island, Thomas Edison electrocuted an elephant. Moreover, he filmed it, for all to witness. Based on historic accounts, Edison''s Elephant explores the life and death of Topsy, the circus elephant who, after much abuse, retaliated against those who harmed her, and who was ultimately executed for her actions-as the subject of Edison''s film Electrocuting an Elephant.

Edison''s Elephant cast includes: Lynn Berg (How I Learned to Drive, Batz. Film: A Day''s Messing and The Clean Up), Kevin Orton (Sir Peter Hall''s Amadeus, Uncle Vanya), Wendy Merritt (My First Lady, Game Changers), Alyssa Simon (Film: They Will Outlive Us All, Off-B''way: Purchase, My First Lady), CJ Trentacosta (BergenPAC''s 42nd Street. Film: Life in a Box), JT Waite (Broadway: Dracula, Amadeus. Off Broadway: The Fantasticks), Rik Walter (K Comma Joseph, "30 Rock," "Law and Order") with Sean Gough on piano.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with the Cast of EDISON'S ELEPHANT, Playing Metropolitan Playhouse Gilded Age Festival, 1/16-25
Co-writers Chris Van Strander and David Koteles

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with the Cast of EDISON'S ELEPHANT, Playing Metropolitan Playhouse Gilded Age Festival, 1/16-25
Rik Walter, CJ Trentacosta and JT Waite

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with the Cast of EDISON'S ELEPHANT, Playing Metropolitan Playhouse Gilded Age Festival, 1/16-25
CJ Trentacosta, JT Waite and Rik Walter

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with the Cast of EDISON'S ELEPHANT, Playing Metropolitan Playhouse Gilded Age Festival, 1/16-25
Director Dave Elliott, CJ Trentacosta

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with the Cast of EDISON'S ELEPHANT, Playing Metropolitan Playhouse Gilded Age Festival, 1/16-25
Director Dave Elliott, Wendy Merritt, Alyssa Simon

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with the Cast of EDISON'S ELEPHANT, Playing Metropolitan Playhouse Gilded Age Festival, 1/16-25
Wendy Merritt and Lynn Berg

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with the Cast of EDISON'S ELEPHANT, Playing Metropolitan Playhouse Gilded Age Festival, 1/16-25
Kevin Orton, Dave Elliott

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with the Cast of EDISON'S ELEPHANT, Playing Metropolitan Playhouse Gilded Age Festival, 1/16-25
Alyssa Simon

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with the Cast of EDISON'S ELEPHANT, Playing Metropolitan Playhouse Gilded Age Festival, 1/16-25
Chris Van Strander, Kevin Orton, Alyssa Simon

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with the Cast of EDISON'S ELEPHANT, Playing Metropolitan Playhouse Gilded Age Festival, 1/16-25
Lynn Berg

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with the Cast of EDISON'S ELEPHANT, Playing Metropolitan Playhouse Gilded Age Festival, 1/16-25
Kevin Orton and Alyssa Simon

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with the Cast of EDISON'S ELEPHANT, Playing Metropolitan Playhouse Gilded Age Festival, 1/16-25

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