The Amoralists' Premiere of Rantoul and Die Begins Off-Broadway June 12

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12 Jun 2013

Matthew Pilieci and Derek Ahonen
Matthew Pilieci and Derek Ahonen
Photo by Russ Rowland

The downtown theatre troupe The Amoralists stage the New York premiere of Mark Roberts' Rantoul and Die, beginning June 12 at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

Jay Stull directs Rantoul and Die, which officially opens June 24 for a run through July 20. The production is part of a 12-week summer season, which also includes the world premiere of Derek Ahonen's The Cheaters Club.

The cast of Rantoul and Die includes Ahonen, Sarah Lemp, Matthew Pilieci and Vanessa Vaché.

According to the Amoralists, "In the play, Rallis and Debbie's marriage has reached its expiration date. In fact, it's soured and stuck to the bottom of the carton. She wants him to pack his stuff and hit the bricks, but he's clinging to the past like a cat on a screen door. How far will a man go to hang onto his lady? It's a thin line between love and hate, between a kiss and a punch, between an ice cream cone and a beer bottle to the back of the head."

The creative team includes Alfred Schatz (set design), Evan Roby (lighting design), Jaime Torres (costume design), Jeanne Travis (sound design) and Nick Trotta.

The Amoralists is a theatre company that produces work of no moral judgment. Dedicated to an honest expression of the American condition, the actor-driven ensemble explores complex characters of moral ambiguity.

For tickets visit amoralists.com.