Denham's cagelove Opens May 15 in NYC; Rapp Directs

News   Denham's cagelove Opens May 15 in NYC; Rapp Directs The phrase "from the team that brought you" is somewhat appropriate for the staging of cagelove, which opens May 15 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. Christopher Denham and Adam Rapp reteam on the new work.
Gillian Jacobs and Daniel Eric Gold in cagelove.
Gillian Jacobs and Daniel Eric Gold in cagelove. Photo by Sandra Coudert

Denham currently stars in Red Light Winter, which Rapp wrote and directed. Rapp now directs his star's play, which began its run May 10 at the downtown stage for a run scheduled through June 18. In cagelove, "When a woman brings charges of rape against her former lover, her husband becomes obsessed with his attempts to uncover the real truth," according to Rattlestick.

Daniel Eric Gold (The Paris Letter, Small Tragedy), Gillian Jacobs ("The Book of Daniel," Rapp's upcoming film "Blackbird") and Emily Cass McDonnell (Indoor/Outdoor, Aunt Dan and Lemon) are featured in the work.

The design team for cagelove includes John McDermott (sets), Erika Monro (costumes), Ed McCarthy (lights) and Eric Shim (sound). Sarah Bishop-Stone serves as assistant director and Paige van den Burg is production stage manager.

Rapp's Finer Noble Gases appeared at Rattlestick in 2004. The scribe has also penned the plays Nocturne, Stone Cold Dead Serious, Blackbird, Gompers, Bingo with the Indians, Trueblinka and Faster as well as the screenplay to "Winter Passing." He made his Off-Broadway directorial debut recently with his own Red Light Winter.

Denham played the young boy in the Broadway revival of Athol Fugard's Master Harold... opposite Danny Glover and Michael Boatman and also appeared Off Broadway in Charles L. Mee's Wintertime. The actor has also authored six plays including In Film, Rapist James, The Last Penitente, and The Haven Trilogy as well as two novels, "The Bellringers" and "At the Spike."

For tickets to cagelove at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place (between West 11th and Perry St.), call (212) 868-4444. For more information, visit www.rattlestick.org.