Under the direction of Felix Solis, Knives and Other Sharp Objects officially opens April 12 and will run through April 19.
Castillo is a member of the Public's Emerging Writers Group and LAByrinth Theater Company. His new work is described as such: "Cultures collide in Texas when two Latina sisters are shipped off to live with their more well-heeled family. A poignant story of family, coming of age, and the meaning of home."
The cast includes David Anzuelo ("Law & Order: SVU"), Candy Buckley (Bernarda Alba), Paul Calderon (Two Sisters and a Piano), Noemi Del Rio (In The Heights), Michael Ray Escamilla (Election Day), Ana Nogueira (Goodtime Charley), Amanda Perez (The Little Dog Laughed), Joselin Reyes (A Winter Party), Angelo Rosso (Killing/Play) and Ed Vassallo (Havana is Waiting).
Knives and Other Sharp Objects has scenic design by Peter Ksander, costume design by Ilona Somogyi, lighting design by Sarah Sidman and sound design by Bray Poor.
A collaboration between the Public and LAByrinth Theater Company, the Public LAB offers theatregoers the opportunity to witness developing work from emerging and established playwrights. The swiftly rehearsed, stripped-down presentations are presented for only $10. For tickets phone (212) 967-7555 or visit PublicTheater.
The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.