Rubberville, a comedy with music inspired by the early 1980s heavy metal culture, closes July 25 at Off-Off-Broadway's Access Theatre. The run began July 15. Rubberville's writer, Chris Talbott, co-directs with Ian Rosenberg.
A tale of a Midwestern white ghetto suddenly rocked by the emergence of a rock-prophet/modern day Joan of Arc, Rubberville features burnout metalheads, beginner Satanists, alcoholic single moms and drunks who blast Pink Floyd till the cops come. Talbott wrote the piece's lyrics with Philip Van Scotter providing the music.
In the cast are Amanda Ansorge, Linas Benedictas, Cristy Candler, Sanjit De Silva, Gioia Marchese, Van Scooter, Ari Vena, Jeffrey White and Mary Wigmore.
Designing Rubberville are Hillevi Loven, Heidi Brant and Shane Valentino.
Tickets are $10. For reservations, call (212) 726-2159. The Access Theatre is located at 380 Broadway, two blocks below Canal Street. -- By Christine Ehren