Amin Fantasy, Steve & Idi, Begins Off-Broadway Run April 23

News   Amin Fantasy, Steve & Idi, Begins Off-Broadway Run April 23 Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presents the world premiere of David Grimm's comedy Steve & Idi, which begins performances Off-Broadway April 23.
David Grimm
David Grimm

Eleanor Holdridge (Cycling Past the Matterhorn) directs the production, which is scheduled to officially open May 5 for a run through May 24. In Steve & Idi, according to an announcement, "Steve's life is spinning out of control. His work is going nowhere, his lover dumps him, his friendships are strained and, as if that's not enough, the ghost of General Idi Amin, the Ugandan dictator, bursts through his window with a very strange demand." The work was developed at the Sundance Theatre Lab and appeared in Rattlestick's "DirtyWorks" reading series.

Grimm himself is featured in a cast that also includes Michael Busillo (Henry & Mudge), Greg Keller (The Seagull), Zachary Knower (Pericles) and Evan Parke (The Lion King).

The design team features Kris Stone (sets), Jessica Ford (costumes), Les Dickert (lights), Scott Killian (sound) and Mary Robinette Kowal (props). Emily M. Arnold serves as production stage manager with Jacqueline Prats as assistant stage manager.

Playwright Grimm has also penned Measure for Pleasure, Kit Marlowe, The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue, Sheridan or Schooled in Scandal, The Savages of Hartford, Once In Elysium and Chick, The Great Osram, among others.

Tickets to Steve & Idi at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place (between West 11th and Perry Street), are available at (212) 868-4444. For more information visit rattlestick.org.

Evan Parke and David Grimm in <i>Steve &amp; Idi.</i>
Evan Parke and David Grimm in Steve & Idi. Photo by Sandra Coudert