Middle Manager Breaks Out in World Premiere Dark Comedy Boise, Starting June 8 in NYC

News   Middle Manager Breaks Out in World Premiere Dark Comedy Boise, Starting June 8 in NYC The world premiere of the new David Folwell dark comedy Boise starts at the downtown Manhattan Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, June 8.
Chris Burns and Tasha Lawrence in Boise
Chris Burns and Tasha Lawrence in Boise Photo by Sandra Coudert

Rob Bundy directs the new work set to open June 14 for a run currently slated through July 18. Boise finds a middle manager who falls for a woman who breaks him out of his rut — but not for the better. Chris Burns, Geneva Carr, Alex Kilgore, Tasha Lawrence and Matt Pepper are featured in the cast of the dark comedy.

The design team includes Wilson Chin (sets), Peter Hoerburger (lighting) and Fitz Patton (sound).

Playwright Folwell has penned the radio play The Bar Play with Matt Pepper. Other works include Drug Buddy, which was read at Manhattan Theater Club starring Anna Paquin. Folwell is an American Playwriting Fellow at The Juilliard School and a two-time recipient of the Lincoln Center le Compte du Nouy Award for Playwriting.

Director Bundy serves as artistic director of Stages Repertory Theatre, where he has directed productions including Dirty Story, Recent Tragic Events, Speaking in Tongues, The Drawer Boy, Blood Wedding, The Laramie Project, The Pavilion, Elizabeth Rex, Betty’s Summer Vacation, Shakespeare's R & J, and The Dying Gaul.

New York City's Rattlestick Theatre enjoyed success last season with the world premiere staging of Jonathan Tolins' The Last Sunday in June which transferred to an Off-Broadway run at the Century Center. Other recent works include Where We’re Born directed by Will Frears (Omnium Gatherum) and Five Flights starring Alice Ripley (Side Show).

Tickets to Boise at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place (between West 11th and Perry Street, are available by calling(212) 868-4444. For more information, visit www.rattlestick.org.

Lucia Brawley (left), Chris Burns, and Matt Pepper in <i>Boise</i>
Lucia Brawley (left), Chris Burns, and Matt Pepper in Boise Photo by Sandra Coudert
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