Playwright Grimm Cast in His Amin Fantasy, Steve & Idi, Off-Broadway

By Ernio Hernandez
27 Mar 2008

David Grimm
David Grimm

Playwright David Grimm will appear in his own new work Steve & Idi at Off-Broadway's Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. Full cast and designers have been announced.

Eleanor Holdridge (Cycling Past the Matterhorn) will direct the world premiere comedy slated to begin performances April 23. The show will open May 5 for a run through May 24.

In Steve & Idi, according to an announcement, "Steve's life is spinning out of control. His work is going nowhere, his lover dumps him, his friendships are strained and, as if that's not enough, the ghost of General Idi Amin, the Ugandan dictator, bursts through his window with a very strange demand." The work was developed at the Sundance Theatre Lab and appeared in Rattlestick's "DirtyWorks" reading series.

Grimm will be joined in the cast by Michael Busillo (Henry & Mudge), Greg Keller (The Seagull), Zachary Knower (Pericles) and Evan Parke (The Lion King).

The design team features Kris Stone (sets), Jessica Ford (costumes), Les Dickert (lights), Scott Killian (sound) and Mary Robinette Kowal (props). Emily M. Arnold serves as production stage manager with Jacqueline Prats as assistant stage manager.



Playwright Grimm has also penned Measure for Pleasure, Kit Marlowe, The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue, Sheridan or Schooled in Scandal, The Savages of Hartford, Once In Elysium and Chick, The Great Osram among others.

Tickets to Steve & Idi at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place (between West 11 and Perry Street), are available at (212) 868-4444. For more information visit rattlestick.org.