Casting has been announced for Chris Van Strander and David Koteles' Edison's Elephant, which will play The Metropolitan Playhouse Jan. 16-25.
Presented by The Metropolitan Playhouse and Joe Trentacosta, the limited engagement is part of the Metropolitan Playhouse Gilded Age Festival.
David Elliott will direct a cast that includes Lynn Berg, Kevin Orton, Alyssa Simon, CJ Trentacosta, Wendy Merritt, John Thomas Waite and Rik Walter with Sean Gough on piano.
"In 1903, on Brooklyn’s Coney Island, Thomas Edison electrocuted an elephant," according to press notes. "Moreover, he filmed it, for all to witness. Based on historic accounts, Edison’s Elephant explores the life and death of Topsy, the circus elephant who, after much abuse, retaliated against those who harmed her, and who was ultimately executed for her actions—then made the subject of Edison’s film 'Electrocuting the Elephant.'"
Tickets are $15-$18 and can be purchase by visiting www.metropolitanplayhouse.org. The Metropolitan Playhouse is located at 220 East Fourth Street. For more information on the festival, visit www.metropolitanplayhouse.org.
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