Rattlestick's Basilica, Starring Jake Cannavale, Extends Off-Broadway Run
04 Jun 2013
Selenis Leyva and Jake Cannavale
The Rattlestick Playwrights Theater world premiere of Mando Alvarado's Basilica, starring "Nurse Jackie" cast member Jake Cannavale, has extended its run an additional week of performances Off-Broadway.
Jerry Ruiz helms the new drama that officially opened May 23. It was originally scheduled to conclude June 16 but will now run through June 22.
In addition to Cannavale, the cast also features Rosal Colon, Bernardo Cubria, Selenis Leyva, Yadira Guevara-Prip, Alfredo Narciso and Felix Solis.
According to the Rattlestick, "In South Texas, two things loom large—the Catholic Church and Texas pride—and Joe Garza, a strong, hard-working man, embodies one more than the other. But when he learns that Gilbert Gonzalez has returned as the new pastor at the basilica, Joe’s confronted with the choices he made in life and questions the past the only way he knows how—with anger, pride, and a biting tongue."
Basilica has scenic design by Raul Abrego, costume design by Carisa Kelly, lighting design by Burke Brown, sound design by Jane Shaw, property design by Andrew Diaz and fight direction by David Anzuelo.
Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.