Photo Flash: New Production Shots & Cast Portraits from Amoralists' 'PIED PIPERS'
Due to popular demand, the Amoralists will bring their celebrated play THE PIED PIPERS OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE back Off-Broadway for a one-week-only, strictly limited engagement of seven performances. The show's Off Broadway started this week on August 28th, and runs through September 2nd at the 9th Space in the East Village, 150 First Avenue at 9th Street. THE PIED PIPERS OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE is written and directed by Derek Ahonen. Check out new photos of the cast onstage, plus cast portraits, below!
An extraordinary gathering of young idealists live above a vegan restaurant in NYC. Billy, Dawn, Dear and Wyatt are an extended sexual family battling their fears and addictions in order to live their utopian dream. THE PIED PIPERS OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE is a celebration of love and the search for human grandness, and what happens when bohemian paradise begins to crumble.
Come experience the show that put the Amoralists on the downtown map and was the prequel to this summer's smash hit THE BAD AND The BETTER. With a cast of Amoralists ensemble members: Matthew Pilieci, James Kautz, Sarah Lemp, Katie Broad, Nick Lawson, and Derek Ahonen.
The design/production team consists of Kelcie Beene (Producer), Form Theatricals (Anthony Francavilla and Zachary Laks) (Producer), Al Schatz (Set Design), Jeremy Pape (Lighting Design), Ricky Lang (Costume Design), Bart Lucas (Sound Design), Sean Bauer (Technical Director), Caroline Hendrix (Communications Director), Seena Hodges (Marketing Director), Kelley Swindall (Assistant Director) and Judy Merrick (Stage Manager).
THE PIED PIPERS OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE debuted at the Gene Frankel Theater on November 2, 2007, and was one of the first shows produced by The Amoralists. Since then, its 4 incarnations have played to thousands of audience members.
The Amoralists (founded by Derek Ahonen, James Kautz, and Matthew Pilieci) is a theatre company that produces work with no moral judgment by new and emerging playwrights. Dedicated to an honest expression of the American condition, their artist-driven ensemble explores complex characters of moral ambiguity. Rollicking, rebellious and raw, their work will go home with you.
Derek Ahonen is the Resident Playwright, Co-founder and Associate Artistic Director of the award-winning Amoralists Theatre Company in NYC. Mr. Ahonen is the author and original director of the following full-length plays: The Bad and the Better (2012), Like the Fog to the Sun (2012), Pink Knees on Pale Skin (2011), Happy in the Poorhouse (2010), The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side (2010), Amerissiah (2010), Pokin' the Bears in a Zoo (2008), Bring Us the Head of Your Daughter (2008), and While Chasing the Fantastic (2007). Mr. Ahonen is also a guest director at his alma mater, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC, where he has directed the post-graduate company's productions of No Exit (2011) and Escape From Happiness (2010). His work is regularly named to New York Theatre Top Ten lists, and he has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The New Yorker, Backstage and Time Out New York, amongst others. His plays are published by United Stages, Indie Theatre Now, and Playscripts Inc.
For more information, visit www.followthepiedpipers.com.
Matthew Pilieci as Wyatt
Nick Lawson as Evan
James Kautz as Billy
Katie Broad as Dawn
Derek Ahonen as Donovan
Sarah Lemp as Dear