Performances begin January 10 at Atlantic Theater Company's Stage 2 for the world premiere of Eddie and Dave by playwright-in-residence Amy Staats. The play, directed by Margot Bordelon, is a gender-bending retelling of the rise and fall of Pasadena’s most groundbreaking ’80s rockers told through the foggy lens of a lonely, out-of-work MTV-VJ.
Playwright Staats stars as Eddie alongside Megan Hill as Dave. The cast is completed by Vanessa Aspillaga, Omer Abbas Salem, and Adina Verson.
Eddie and Dave, a story of hubris, friendship, family, fame, and musical genius, will officially open January 22.
Eddie and Dave features scenic design by Reid Thompson, costume design by Montana Levi Blanco, lighting design by Jiyoun Chang, sound design by Palmer Hefferan, original compositions by Michael Thurber, projections by Shawn Boyle, and casting by Caparelliotis Casting: Lauren Port, CSA.
Staats is Atlantic Theater Company's 2017–2018 playwright in residence. Eddie and Dave is the capstone of her yearlong residency, supported by The Tow Foundation, with the theatre. Her other plays include Hands and I Hope She’ll Be Okay.