Save the World Gets a New Superhero in Bel Davies

News   Save the World Gets a New Superhero in Bel Davies Actor Stephen Bel Davies comes to the rescue in the world premiere of Save the World, which is currently playing the American Theatre of Actors through Feb. 9.

Davies, a former cast member of NYMF's Austentatious, takes over the role of Stagger for Jonathan Woodward (television's "Angel"), who leaves the production to appear as part of a London Sci-Fi convention.

Chris Kipiniak – original cast member of Broadway's Metamorphoses – penned the superhero-themed drama, which also features Craig Bridger (Roach), Charissa Chamorro (Umbra), Christine Corpuz (Quake), Noshir Dalal (Legend), Kelly Hutchinson (Prodigy/Reporter) and Danielle Skraastad (Future-Knight).

Co-creator Michael Barakiva – who has staged the premieres of the Barrington Stage Company workshop of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Wendy Wasserstein's Welcome to My Rash and Third in Washington, D.C. – directs.

Save the World "is a globe-spanning adventure, exploring the moral limitations of incredible power," according to production notes. "The superheroes of the Protectorate (Legend, Umbra, Stagger, Prodigy, Quake, Roach, and Future-Knight) fight bravely to protect the earth from a series of seemingly unrelated disasters. But when the unthinkable occurs the team begins to splinter. In their desperate search for the cause of the threat, compromises are made. So are mistakes. With their incredible powers and their human failings, the heroes risk becoming threats themselves to the good they’ve sworn to uphold."

Creative duties are handled by Shoko Kambara (set design), Oana Botez-Ban (costume design), Nick Francone (lighting design) and Shane Rettig (music and sound design). The production stage manager is Danielle Teague-Daniels. Tickets, priced $18, are available by calling (800) 838-3006 or by visiting www.roundtableensemble.org.

The American Theatre of Actors is located at 314 West 54th Street in Manhattan.