The Amoralists' The Cheaters Club Begins Off-Broadway Run Aug. 17
By Andrew Gans
The Amoralists conclude the "Summer of The Amoralists" with The Cheaters Club, written and directed by Amoralists co-founder and resident playwright Derek Ahonen. Performances begin Aug. 17.
The production will continue through Sept. 21 at the Abrons Arts Center.
This world premiere features a cast of 26 actors in a Southern-sized Savannah ghost story that "creeps out of the shadows," according to press notes.
The company includes Byron Anthony, Wade Dunham, Edgar Eguia, James Kautz, David Lanson, Sarah Lemp, Judy Merrick, David Nash, Cassandra Paras, Matthew Pilieci, James Rees, Dan Stern, Kelley Swindall, Anna Stromberg, Jordan Tisdale and Vanessa Vaché—all members of The Amoralists’ 50-member ensemble—alongside Charlie Chase, Janette Johnson, Mackenzie Knapp, Zen Mansley, Serena Miller, Kat Murphy, Penny O’Brien, Nikki Pope, Ben Reno and Haley Sullivan.
"In the play, siblings Tommy, Jimmy and Cathy, along with brand-new recruit Vonn, are the Cheaters Club," according to the Amoralists. "Once a year, the gang gets out of town to get it on, with no spouses or strings attached, to exorcise their sexual demons. This year’s destination is the haunted Chaney Inn in Savannah, run by a mysterious family and their voodoo-ing housemaid. The dark and unresolved history of the inn is still being written, and The Cheaters Club may very well be the final chapter."
The creative team includes Alfred Schatz (sets), Brad Peterson (lighting and projection design), Niiamar Felder (costumes), Phil Carluzzo (sound), Katy Correa (choreographer) and Jane Davis (production stage manager).
The running time is 150 minutes with one intermission.
Abrons Arts Center is located at 466 Grand Street at Pitt Street. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by visiting theamoralists.com or calling (866) 811-4111.
The Amoralists are a "theater company that produces work of no moral judgment. Dedicated to an honest expression of the American condition, the company explores complex characters of moral ambiguity. Leaving no stone unturned, The Amoralists plumb the depths of the social, political, spiritual and sexual characteristics of human nature."
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