All the Rage, New Solo Play by Martin Moran, Opens Off-Broadway Jan. 30
30 Jan 2013
Photo by Joan Marcus
Martin Moran, whose 2004 solo play The Tricky Part played an acclaimed Obie Award-winning 2004 run, returns with his latest work, All the Rage, which officially opens Off-Broadway Jan. 30 at Peter Jay Sharp Theater.
Written and performed by Moran, All the Rage began previews Jan. 19 and will run through Feb. 24. The project reunites Moran with The Tricky Part director Seth Barrish.
Here's how it's billed: "What happens when a mild-mannered Manhattanite shows up at his father's Las Vegas funeral and ends up in a fight with his fuming stepmother? Or when he suddenly finds himself in a room translating the details of an asylum seeker's torture? In All the Rage, his new solo work, Martin Moran takes us on a quest from West of the Rockies to South of Johannesburg, unearthing the unexpected connections and human hilarities that arise as he attempts to resolve an ancient riddle: how is it that in one moment we might reach out in compassion and in the next…kill?"
Moran's stage appearances also include Monty Python'sSpamalot, Cabaret, Titanic, Bells Are Ringing, How To Succeed, Fun Home, Floyd Collins, A Man of No Importance and Cider House Rules.
The engagement is presented by piece by piece productions, Rising Phoenix Repertory and The Barrow Group.
For tickets, priced $55, phone (212) 279-4200, or visit ticketcentral.com. The Peter Jay Sharp Theater is located at 416 W. 42nd Street.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.