Ascension's Ruckdashel to Be Part of A Body Without a Head Cast

News   Ascension's Ruckdashel to Be Part of A Body Without a Head Cast Casting has been announced for George R. Carr's A Body Without a Head, which will begin performances at Manhattan Theatre Source April 28.
Brandon Ruckdashel
Brandon Ruckdashel

Directed by playwright Carr, the limited run will play through May 2. Brandon Ruckdashel, who has been seen in productions of Ascension and Twist: The Musical, will play the role of Torpes. He will be joined onstage by Courtney Allen, James Edward Becton, Sarah Doudna, Matt Drago, Olivia Julien, Brian Karim, Catherine Kjome, Terrence Michael McCrossan, Barbara Mundy, John Van Ness Philip and Stephen Seidel.

A Body Without a Head, press notes state, "is a theatrical adaptation of George R. Carr's arresting series poems. The poems are an homage to Saint Torpes, the renowned gladiator and namesake for beautiful St. Tropez. Written during one of Carr's trips to the famed isle, the odes are for anyone anywhere who at anytime has lost their head to love."

The creative team also includes Andrew Loren Resto (production design), Drew Vanderburg (lighting design) and Melissa Riker (choreographer). The production's wardrobe is provided by Kevin Carrigan, creative director of ck Calvin Klein and Calvin Klein.

Show times are Monday-Friday at 8 PM. The running time is an intermissionless 70 minutes.

Manhattan Theatre Source is located in Manhattan at 177 MacDougal Street. Tickets, priced $18, are available by visiting www.theatresource.org or by calling (212) 352-3101.

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