Rattlestick Announces Cast for Callaghan's That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play

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13 Jan 2009

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced the cast for its upcoming world premiere of Sheila Callaghan's That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play.



Kip Fagan directs the new comedy that begins performances Feb. 10 and opens Feb. 23. The show is scheduled to run through March 15.

Joseph Gomez (NY stage debut), Lisa Joyce (Red Light Winter, Blackbird), Greg Keller (Steve & Idi, The Seagull - BAM), Annie McNamara (God's Ear) and Danielle Slavick (NYC stage debut) will star.

Callaghan (Fever/Dream, Ayravana Flies or A Pretty Dish, 13P member) pens this story about "a pair of radical feminist ex-strippers [who] scour the country on a murderous rampage against right-wing pro-lifers, blogging about their exploits in gruesome detail," as a press release describes. "Meanwhile, a scruffy screenwriter named Owen tries to bang out his magnum opus in a hotel room as his best friend Rodney ('The Rod') pontificates on rape and other manly enterprises. When Owen decides to incorporate the strippers into his screenplay, the boundaries of reality begin to blur, and only a visit from Jane Fonda can help keep worlds from blowing apart."

The creative team includes Narelle Sissons (sets), Jessica Pabst (costumes), Matthew Frey (lights), Eric Shim (sound) and Mary Robinette Kowal (props). Rick Sordelet handles fight choreography, and Brian Smallwood serves as technical director. Katrina Renee Herrmann is production stage manager.

Rattlestick recently presented Craig Wright's Lady and Stephen Belber's Geometry of Fire as part of its 14th anniversary Off-Broadway season.

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