American Theater Company delves into the seedy corporate world, April 22-May 23, with Richard Dresser's Below The Belt.
A dark comedy about the underside of the corporate world, Below The Belt seeks out humanity in an inhumane environment. As three men conspire with and against one another, they reveal the politics of personal destruction in the work force.
Dresser's Belt premiered at Louisville's Humana Festival in 1995. It ran Off-Broadway at the John Houseman Theater in March `96 and starred Judd Hirsch (currently in Art) and Robert Sean Leonard (currently in The Iceman Cometh). Some of Dresser's other works include Gun Shy, which opened Off-Broadway in June '98, A Car Play currently running at the Humana Festival, and Something in the Air which opens at Bay Street Theater in June.
Director Ed Sobel has participated in the development of new plays around the United States. He directed the world premiere and the A&E television version of Unpublished Letters by Jonathan C. Levine.
The cast of Below the Belt includes Ed Kross, Stef Tovar and John Sterchi. Designers for this project include Tim Steimle (scenic), Angeline Summers (lighting), Rachel Anne Healy (costumes) and Lindsay Jones (sound). Below the Belt begins previews April 22, opens April 26 and runs through May 23. Tickets are $18.50-$24.50 and can be purchased by calling (773) 929-1031.
-- by Becki Heller