John Patrick Shanley's Savage in Limbo to Play NYC's Drilling Company Theatre

News   John Patrick Shanley's Savage in Limbo to Play NYC's Drilling Company Theatre
Rosalind Productions, Inc. & The Platform Group will present a limited engagement of John Patrick Shanley's edgy comedy Savage in Limbo beginning Feb. 11 at The Drilling Company Theatre in Manhattan.

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Directed by Brian Tom O'Connor, the play is being produced in association with The Drilling Company.

The cast will include Kendall Rileigh, Abigail Rose Solomon, Fabio Taliercio, Shara Ashley Zeiger and Maxwell Zener.

"One quiet Monday night, three neighborhood friends, and former grade school classmates, find themselves in a local drinking establishment," according to press notes. "There's Denise, a frustrated, 32-year-old virgin who's temporarily fled the home where she lives with her mother; April, an emotionally burned-out soul who drinks because she has nothing else; and Linda, a foxy lady with an easy reputation who has just been dumped by her boyfriend, Tony, a typical Italian stud, who now wants to date someone uglier because he thinks it will help him break out of his routine. As the women complain about their situations, under the watchful eye of bartender Murk--a fervent believer of all things status quo--they begin to hatch a plan whereby they can finally begin living their lives, instead of just existing in them. But it’s not long before the women's deeper needs for love and security begin to emerge, threatening to alter forever the life changes they are all desperately trying to achieve."

The production team includes Andrew Lu (set designer), Isabella F. Byrd (lighting designer) and Marcie A. Friedman (production stage manager).

The production, which runs through March 5, is an Equity Showcase and is not open for review. Among John Patrick Shanley's plays are Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Italian American Reconciliation, The Dreamer Examines his Pillow, Sailor's Song (Drama Desk nomination), Savage in Limbo, Four Dogs and a Bone, Beggars in the House of Plenty, Psychopathia Sexualis, Cellini, Where's My Money?, Dirty Story, Doubt (Tony and Drama Desk Award for Best Play, Pulitzer Prize for Drama) and Defiance.

The Drilling Company Theatre is located at 236 West 78th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues) on the third floor. (The theatre is not wheelchair accessible.) Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM. There are additional performances on Feb. 28 at 8 PM and March 2 at 8 PM. Running time is 75 minutes (no intermission).

All tickets are $18; for reservations call (212) 868-4444 or visit


Founded in 2005, Rosalind Productions Inc. explores "stories in which the female characters are as vital, complex and influential as the male characters." The Platform Group is a New York City production company formed in early 2010. Platform’s mission is "to create work that challenges, inspires and provides a place to stand on."

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