Ensemble Studio Theatre Will Stage Spill

News   Ensemble Studio Theatre Will Stage Spill
 
Leigh Fondakowski’s play chronicles the events surrounding the 2010 BP oil spill, the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history.
Ensemble Studio Theatre
Ensemble Studio Theatre

Ensemble Studio Theatre, in association with The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will present Spill Off-Broadway. The play is written and directed by Leigh Fondakowski and chronicles the events surrounding the 2010 British Petroleum (BP) oil spill, the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history.

Spill will begin performances March 8, ahead of a March 16 opening. The limited run is scheduled to play through April 2 at EST’s Curt Dempster Theatre, located at 545 West 52nd Street, New York.

Pieced together from interviews, testimony, court documents, and media accounts, Fondakowski’s play follows the story of the 2010 explosion on board the oil rig Deepwater Horizon, and the devastating impact on the coastal communities and marine life of Louisiana.

The cast will be made up of Michael Cullen (Exit Strategy), Vince Gatton (The Temperamentals), Alex Grubbs (SeaWife), Molly McAdoo (Kansas City Choir Boy), Maurice McRae (Collapse), Ronald Alexander Peet (Kentucky), Kelli Simpkins (I Think I Like Girls), and Greg Steinbruner (Light, A Dark Comedy).

The Off-Broadway production will feature scenic design by Sarah Lambert (No Need for Seduction), lighting design by Nick Francone (Kentucky), costume design by Suzanne Chesney (Fast Company), sound design by Lee Kinney (Homos, Or Everyone in America), projection design by David Bengali (Square Peg Round Hole), and original compositions by Gary Grundei.

Tickets are available at EnsembleStudioTheatre.org or by calling (866) 811-4111.

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