Marine Assassin Drama Pugilist Specialist Moves to 45 Bleecker Street Theatre, Nov. 3

News   Marine Assassin Drama Pugilist Specialist Moves to 45 Bleecker Street Theatre, Nov. 3 Following a lauded run at the 59E59 Theaters, Adriano Shaplin's Pugilist Specialist will transfer to the 45 Below space at the 45 Bleecker Street Theater, Nov. 3.

The Riot Group presentation will play a limited engagement at the downtown Manhattan venue through Nov. 28.

In Pugilist Specialist, four American marines are assigned the task of eliminating a troublesome Middle Eastern leader in a story that unfolds through a series of field recordings.  

The work premiered at the Edinbugrh Fringe Festival, then went on to a London run and 6-month UK tour. The work previously played Sept. 14-Oct. 10 at New York City's 59E59 Theaters.

The cast of Pugilist Specialist include Drew Friedman, Paul Schabel, Adriano Shaplin and Stephanie Viola — who comprise the company, The Riot Group.  They are produced worldwide by Louise Chantal at Chantal Arts + Theatre.

The production will next play in San Francisco, launching a national tour.  Adriano Shaplin's trio of plays — Wreck the Airline Barrier, Victory at the Dirt Palace and Pugilist Specialist — which played at the Edinburgh Fringe will be published by London-based Oberon Books. Tickets to Pugilist Specialist at the 45 Bleecker Street Theatre, 45 Bleecker Street (between Lafayette and Bowery), are available by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information, visit www.theriotgroup.com