Thomas Reing directs Nicholas Park, Kevin Duffin, Ellen Tobie and Paul L. Nolan at Walnut Street Theatre's Independence on Studio 3. Opening is Feb. 26.
According to WST, "Eliot (Nicholas Park) has joined the rowing team in order overcome his fear of water. He is attempting to define who he is, but struggles against life's current. Eliot's rowing partner is Honor (Kevin Duffin), the best athlete on the team. As Honor trains Eliot to conquer his fears, the two create an unsteady friendship tested by manipulation, deception and powerful emotions. Set in the confines of a boy's prep school in New England, Honor and the River explores the powerful themes of love, responsibility, and what it really means to be a man."
Dudley is a New Jersey native. His works have been produced at Cherry Lane Theatre, The Playwrights Realm, New York Stage & Film, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Luna Stage and Lincoln Center Theate. Dudley teaches at Adelphi University.
Honor and the River was originally commissioned by the Manhattan Theatre Club and received its first professional production in 2007 at Luna Theatre in Montclair, NJ.
The creative team includes scenic designer Robert Kramer, costume designer Megan Diehl, lighting designer J. Dominic Chacon and sound designer Mark Valenzuela. Sara May is stage manager. Tickets are $30 and are now available at (215) 574-3550 or (215) 982-2787. Tickets are also available at WalnutStreetTheatre.org or Ticketmaster.com.