Chiara Atik’s Bump Opens at EST

Off-Broadway News   Chiara Atik’s Bump Opens at EST
 
The new comedy follows three different stories of three separate quests for knowledge, all about one thing.
Erica Lutz, Kelly Anne Burns, Susan Hyon, Laura Ramadei, Kristen Adele, and Kelli Lynn Harrison in <i>Bump </i>
Erica Lutz, Kelly Anne Burns, Susan Hyon, Laura Ramadei, Kristen Adele, and Kelli Lynn Harrison in Bump Gerry Goodstein

Off-Broadway's Ensemble Studio Theatre celebrates the official opening of Chiara Atik's new comedy Bump May 17. The new play follows three different stories connected by the topic of childbirth: a girl in Colonial England, expectant mothers on a pregnancy message board, and a mechanic about to become a grandfather.

Lucy DeVito and Jenny O&#39;Hara in <i>Bump</i>
Lucy DeVito and Jenny O'Hara in Bump Gerry Goodstein

Directed by Claudia Weill, the world premiere of Bump is a co-production between EST and The Alfred P. Sloan
Foundation.

The cast is made up of Gilbert Cruz (Little Children Dream of God) as Luis, Adriana Sananes (La Caída de Trujillo at Teatro Círculo) as Maria, Ana Nogueira (The Vampire Diaries) as Claudia, Lucy DeVito (Hot Mess) as Mary, Jenny O’Hara (Transparent) as Midwife, Kelly Anne Burns (The Navigator) as Apple, Kelli Lynn Harrison (Big Girl) as Grapefruit, Erica Lutz (Of Mice and Men) as Lemon, Kristen Adele (Myrna in Transit) as Turnip, Laura Ramadei (The Oregon Trail) as Avocado, Susan Hyon (Trigger) as Walnut, and Jonathan Randell Silver (Please Continue) as YouTube Guy.

Performances of Bump began May 9 and are scheduled through June 4 at EST’s Curt Dempster Theatre.

The production features set design by Kristen Robinson ([porto]), lighting design by Gina Scherr (Little Children Dream of God), costume design by Suzanne Chesney (Fast Company), and sound design by M.L. Dogg (Downtown Race Riot).

Atik, who is an EST Youngblood graduate, developed Bump through the EST/Sloan Project as well as the SPACE on Ryder Farm initiative.

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