PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: In Rehearsal with Adam Rapp's The Yellow Hour at Rattlestick
By Krissie Fullerton
07 Sep 2012
Danielle Slavick, Alok Tewari, Matt Pilieci and Hani Furstenberg star in the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater world premiere of Adam Rapp's Through the Yellow Hour, which will begin previews Sept. 13 Off-Broadway.
Furstenberg stars in the central role of an American woman who goes into hiding when the country is attacked. The cast also features Slavick, Tewari, Pilieci, Brian Mendes, Joanne Tucker and Vladimir Versailles.
"In Through the Yellow Hour," according to the Rattlestick, "the United States has been attacked. Men are being castrated, women enumerated. Ellen has been in hiding for 52 days, subsisting on very little, hoping against hope for her husband to return. As the world around her falls further into senseless chaos, she takes an unlikely action, one that just might signal a new beginning."
Here's a special look at a rehearsal on the freshly transformed Rattlestick stage:
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.