Amoralists to Present Adam Rapp's Ghosts in the Cottonwoods and Ahonen Plays

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The Amoralists will present the New York premiere of Adam Rapp's first play, Ghosts in the Cottonwoods, during their 2010 season. The Off-Broadway troupe will also produce Derek Ahonen's Happy in the Poorhouse and Amerissiah.
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The company — which recently produced The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side — will present their season at Theatre 80 at 80 St. Marks Place in downtown Manhattan. The season will launch with Happy in the Poorhouse (March 11-April 5). Ahonen directs the world premiere of his work. A show description explains: "Paulie 'The Pug' is a Coney Island dreamer…just one MMA [mixed marital arts] fight away from the big time. If only he could keep his wife from screwing her ex-husband, his brother-in-law from going to the slammer, and his best friend from taking a bite out of his neck, he’d be on top of the world."

The cast features William Apps, Selene Beretta, James Kautz, Nick Lawson, Sarah Lemp, Morton Matthews, Patrick McDaniel, Rochelle Mikulich, Matthew Pilieci, Mark Riccadonna and Meghan Ritchie.

The design team includes Alfred Shatz (set), Jeremy Pape (lighting), Ricky Lang (costume) and The Hernandez Brothers (sound). The production features fight choreography by Alfred Shatz.

The world premiere of Happy in the Poorhouse will run March 11-April 5 and the Off-Broadway premiere of Amerissiah will play June 3-27.

The shows will play at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place (between First and Second Ave.). For more information visit

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