Spit&vigor Brings THE BRUTES to The New Ohio Theatre
spit&vigor brings THE BRUTES to The New Ohio Theatre.
A feuding family's ideologies set the stage for a national tragedy.
Critically-acclaimed and nominated for seven Planet Awards, spit&vigor presents a story of three brothers ... Junius, Edwin, and John ... Wilkes Booth
After a powerful run at Planet Connections 2018 Theatre Festivity, spit&vigor revives THE BRUTES, written by Casey Wimpee (2x Samuel French Short Play Finalist; NYIT Outstanding Original Short Script) for a longer run at the New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher Street. Sara Fellini returns as director bringing Adam Belvo, and other members of the original cast. Performances are November 23 -- December 9 (Thursdays and Fridays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm). Tickets are $30. For reservations, please visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/999133.
Casey Wimpee takes you backstage of an historic performance of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar featuring the renowned Booth theatrical family - brothers, Edwin, Junius Jr. and John Wilkes, Booth. This was the first and only time the three brothers shared a stage together. The backstage drama becomes the focus of this portrait of a tempestuous relationship fraught with political conflict ending in an American tragedy.
THE BRUTES is an intimate portrait of a family divided. The piece is staged In-the-round with a minimalist set pieces that transforms into a theatre, a dinner table, and a nation on the brink of sweeping change. Civil strife, family devolution, and a country sharply divided - 150 years ago or right now - the parable of this drama remains strong.