Teen Boys Will Find Love in Talbott's Slipping, Beginning July 28 at Rattlestick

News   Teen Boys Will Find Love in Talbott's Slipping, Beginning July 28 at Rattlestick Daniel Talbott's Slipping, billed as a "love story of two teenage boys in an Iowa suburb," will play New York City's Rattlestick Playwrights Theater starting July 28.

Kirsten Kelly directs the New York premiere of the work scheduled to open Aug. 4 and run through Aug. 15. Piece by Piece Productions and Rising Phoenix Repertory present in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.

MacLeod Andrews (Somewhere in the Pacific), Adam Driver (Theatre of War), Meg Gibson (The Ride Down Mt. Morgan) and Seth Numrich (Too Much Memory) will appear in the cast.

The play — workshopped and developed at The Royal Court Theatre and Rattlestick — made its world premiere at Chicago's The Side Project.

"Alone, numb, and friendless after the violent death of his father, high school senior Eli moves with his mother from San Francisco to a fresh start in Iowa," reads a release. "A new relationship with a boy at school exposes Eli again to the possibility of closeness and the danger of being swallowed by it."

The design team for Slipping is Lauren Helpern (set), Chloe Chapin (costume), Joel Moritz (lighting) and Brandon Epperson (sound and projection). Talbott also penned the play What Happened When and has directed Birthday, Nobody, The Umbrella Plays, Fall Forward and The Reaching.

Tickets to Slipping at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, are on sale at (212) 868-4444. For more information, visit risingphoenixrep.org .