Matthew Martin and Tim Realbuto, the writing team behind Ghostlight, have teamed up to co-write the play The Weak Ones, which begins performances September 8 at The Hudson Guild Theatre. The show received a full workshop production earlier this year.
Inspired by true events, the story follows the relationship between a self-confessed murderer and the lawyer who must defend her. Featured in the cast is Hamilton star Ariana DeBose, who provides the voice of the 911 operator.
Martin directs a cast that also includes Realbuto, Abigail Ludrof, Cathy Salvodon, Paul Thomas Ryan, Kyle Doherty and Drew Powell.
Here’s how production notes bill the new play: “On the brink of a highly publicized case George Taylor, a single father struggling to balance work and family after an unspeakable tragedy, must defend self-confessed murderer Samantha Barrish, a woman society has deemed a monster. But might there be two sides to every story? Inspired by true events, The Weak Ones examines the balance struck when two seemingly different people are both out of options.”