The Amoralists Extend HOTELMOTEL Through 10/10

The Amoralists today announced a final extension of HotelMotel, their acclaimed, site-specific theatrical event at The Gershwin Hotel. As a grassroots company, The Amoralists understand that theatre is often prohibitively expensive and are pleased to offer $35 tickets for these last three weeks of performances (originally $60). HotelMotel now runs through October 10. "We are proud of the work that we've done on the show," says The Amoralists' Artistic Director James Kautz, "We've put our heart and soul into this production and we want as many people as possible to see it."

Check in to a double feature at HotelMotel for The Amoralists' most penetrating theatrical experience yet. Explore betrayal, redemption, and the human need to be close to someone else - even for a fleeting moment. With only 20 audience members at each performance, nothing you have ever seen can prepare you for this epic experience of intimacy. The Amoralists. HotelMotel. Check in.

HotelMotel features the New York Premiere of Animals and Plants, written and directed by Obie Award-winner Adam Rapp, and the World Premiere of Pink Knees on Pale Skin, written and directed by Derek Ahonen. Performances take place at The Gershwin Hotel, located at 7 East 27 Street between Madison & Fifth Avenues in NYC. The show runs Wednesdays - Saturdays and Mondays at 7pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets, now $35, can be purchased on the web at or by calling 212-868-4444. No one under 17 will be admitted. For more information visit

Enhance your HotelMotel extension experience by attending one of the events in The Amoralists' Hotel Lounge Happy Hour series. From 6pm - 7pm on select performance dates, guests will be entertained by music from friends and members of The Amoralists and generous drink specials. Entrance is free and all are welcome to attend (not just ticket holders). Bar is cash only. The current line-up includes Nick Lawson and the Ridiculous Frauds on Friday, September 23 and Michael Cerveris and Loose Cattle on Friday, September 30. Additional dates and performers to be announced.

Animals and Plants - On the night of a terrible blizzard, two drug runners are snowbound in a cheap motel room at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains. As they wait for their connection, they are visited by a mysterious young woman who may or may not figure into their future. While the snow mounts and the night slips into darkness, the money disappears, a long-time friendship is tested, and all three of their lives will be changed forever. The cast includes Matthew Pilieci, William Apps, Katie Broad and Brian Mendes.

Adam Rapp is a novelist, filmmaker and an Obie Award-winning playwright and director. He is the author of numerous plays, including The Metal Children, Nocturne, Faster, Hallway Trilogy, Finer Noble Gases (2006 Edinburgh Fringe First Award), Stone Cold Dead Serious, Blackbird, Gompers, Essential Self-Defense and Red Light Winter (Obie Award), which was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Rapp wrote and directed the films Winter Passing and Blackbird. This month he began pre-production for the film version of Red Light Winter, which he is directing for Scott Rudin Productions.

Pink Knees on Pale Skin - To save their undersexed marriages, The Wyatt and Williams families are meeting with Dr. Sarah, aka The Orgy Counselor. The plan: to participate in an organized orgy held in a discrete hotel room. But on this particular night, Dr. Sarah has designed a self-destructive twist, guaranteed to unleash chaos upon all involved. Pink Knees on Pale Skin is a comedy about orgies gone bad and a drama about marriage and regret. The cast includes Sarah Lemp, Jordan Tisdale, James Kautz, Vanessa Vache, ByRon Anthony, Anna Stromberg and Nick Lawson.

Derek Ahonen is the resident playwright of The Amoralists Theatre Company. His plays with The Amoralists include The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side, Happy In The Poorhouse, Bring Us The Head Of Your Daughter, Amerissiah, Pokin The Bears In A Zoo and While Chasing The Fantastic. All plays by Derek Ahonen are published and available through Playscripts, Inc.

The Amoralists is a theatre company that produces work of no moral judgment. Dedicated to an honest expression of the American condition, our actor driven ensemble explores complex characters of moral ambiguity. Leaving no stone unturned, we plunge the depths of the social, political, spiritual and sexual characteristics of human nature. With hundreds of young companies in the theater community, The Amoralists are doing work that is widely recognized for accomplishing the aforementioned points while simultaneously making it completely accessible to all audiences - whether veteran or inexperienced theatergoers - therefore putting theater at the heart of our community and expanding the possibilities and reaches of the arts. By combining our work's accessibility with its moral ambiguity, we believe that it truly initiates a startling dialogue between artist and audience. Rollicking, rebellious, and raw, our work will go home with you...Boom!

The creative team consists of Alfred Schatz (Set Design), Keith Parham (Lighting Design), Jessica Pabst (Costume Design), Phil Carluzzo (Sound Design), Gretchen Hollis Steinbrunner (Assistant Director - Animals and Plants), Lucas Beck (Assistant Director - Pink Knees on Pale Skin), Jaimie Van Dyke (Stage Manager), Jeremy Chernick (Special Effects), Judy Merrick (Prop Master) and Danica Novgorodoff (Artwork). Cast swings include Selene Beretta, Sarah Roy, Becky Fong, Paul Terkel and Craig Peugh. The production team consists of Shoshona Currier (Producer), Kelcie Beene (Associate Producer), Anthony Francavilla (General Manager), Sean Bauer (Director of Production), Caroline Hendrix (Director of Development) and Seena Hodges (Director of Marketing).


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