The inaugural season includes The Last Resort or Farblondjet by playwright in residence Jeremy Kareken and a new adaption of Jean Anouilh's take on the Greek classic, Antigone.
The cast of the Catskills-set Farblondjet (Oct. 15-Nov. 19), directed by Michael Montel, includes Ann Talman as Sarah, Peter Rini as Howard, Robert Heller as Harry, Polly Lee as Moira and David Staller as Ytchak.
The cast of Antigone (Oct. 28-Nov. 22), directed by Kuranda, includes Alicia Regan as Antigone, David Gideon as Creon, Rufus Collins as Chorus, Elle Zalejski as the Nurse, Carolyn Craig as Ismene and Daryl Stokes as Haemon. The new adaptation is by Lewis Galantiere. The play has become a modern classic (derived from the Greeks, of course) about the conflict of man's laws and political needs on one hand and moral law and human dignity on the other.
All performances are in rep at the DR2 Theatre off Union Square.
Epic Repertory's fall season will also feature a one-act play festival featuring pieces by Romulus Linney, Lee Blessing, and J.T. Rogers. The one-act plays will take place in October and November as well. The mission of Epic Repertory Theatre Company is to "nurture and develop new artists, new work, and a new audience in the American theatre tradition."
The Last Resort or Farblondjet, as previously announced, "tells the story of a young man as he looks for love amongst the ruins of a dying civilization, the Jewish Catskills. There, he finds the one love he can not have, the father he never liked, and a whole lot of tsuris, michagas, and maybe a shtup or two." Farblondjet was developed in Epic's 2002 season with Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winner David Auburn (Proof). It's a Walter Dakin Fellowship winner at the Sewanee Writers' Conference and one of the winners of the Dasha Epstein Next Step Fellowship at EST.
Playwright Jeremy Kareken is the researcher for "Inside the Actors Studio" on Bravo Television, a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre's Playwrights Unit and a lifetime member of the Actors Studio. He was recently awarded the Inge Fellowship for writing.
The DR2 Theatre is at 103 E. 15th Street, New York, NY. Tickets can be purchased through Telecharge at (212) 239 6200 or on www.telecharge.com. For more information, visit www.epic rep.com.