BAD AND THE BETTER to Feature Themed Nights in July


The Amoralists, currently presenting their critically acclaimed World Premiere of Derek Ahonen's THE BAD AND THE BETTER directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin, are announcing a series of themed events starting tonight in line with the group's wild and raucous aesthetic. The group invites audience members to partake in both pre and post show hijinks with the cast and crew during their upcoming Ice Luge Thirsty Thursdays, Mustache Mondays, Takeover Twosday and Moretti Matinees.

The hardworking downtown theater company began its uptown 6-week Off-Broadway run on June 14 at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42 Street) in New York City. Performances continue through July 21, running on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 212-279-4200. For more information on the show and all events visit

Ice Luge Thirsty Thursdays on July 5, 12 and 19. Come luge with The Amoralists at the first ever ice luge installed in a theater lobby! Drink specials available.

Mustache Mondays on July 9 and 16. To honor the fine men in the cast with gnarly mustaches all audience members will receive a fake mustache. Any audience member with a real mustache receives a drink on the house.

Takeover Twosday on July 10. 2-for-1 tickets are available for the general public with the special code "TWOSDAY". After the show, follow The Amoralists to the Bull Moose Saloon (354 West 44th St.) to take over the bar, and potentially, take an Amoralist home for the night. There'll be $3 draft and $6 whiskey drink specials all night.

Moretti Matinees "2012" promotion on July 7 and 14. All tickets are $20.12 for Saturday matinee performances at 2pm. Brought to you by the next Governor of New York State, Eugene Moretti, and his friends at The Amoralists Theatre Company – because Moretti wants to make things better for you.

THE BAD AND THE BETTER, a riveting detective noir, centers around the Lang brothers. One with everything to lose. One with everything to prove. Both in too deep. Set in the basements, balconies and bars where secrets are whispered and revealed, join a group of local anarchists, law enforcement officials and political power players. All are waging war: against injustice, corruption and, ultimately, the people they love the most. A cautionary tale about the hypocrisy of extreme principles, The Bad and the Better explores the dangers of maintaining loyalty and protecting your family, whoever they are, at any cost. When it comes to the bad and the better, what's the difference?

The cast is comprised of 26 actors and features Amoralists ensemble members ByRon Anthony, William Apps, Selene Beretta, James Kautz, Nick Lawson, Sarah Lemp, Sarah Roy, Anna Stromberg, Jordan Tisdale and Vanessa Vache. The cast also includes first time Amoralists actors Clyde Baldo, Reuben Barsky, Penny Bittone, Regina Blandon, Ugo Chukwu, Wade Dunham, Edgar Eguia, Chris Lanceley, David Lanson, Judy Merrick, David Nash, Cassandra Paras, James Rees, Dan Stern, Kelley Swindall and Chris Wharton.

The creative team includes Alfred Schatz (Set Design), Natalie Robin (Lighting Design), Philip Carluzzo (Sound Design), Moria Clinton (Costume Design), Matthew Pilieci (Assistant Director), Whitney Dearden (Stage Manager), Judy Merrick (Prop Master) and Danica Novgorodoff (Artwork). The production team consists of Kelcie Beene (Producer), Form Theatricals (Anthony Francavilla and Zachary Laks), Sean Bauer (Director of Production), Caroline Hendrix (Director of Development) and Seena Hodges (Director of Marketing).

The Amoralists is a theatre company that produces work of no moral judgment. Dedicated to an honest expression of the American condition, their ensemble explores complex characters of moral ambiguity. Leaving no stone unturned, they plunge the depths of the social, political, spiritual and sexual characteristics of human nature.

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