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News Rapp Stars in Developmental Staging of Nobody Suspects a Butterfly Original Rent star Anthony Rapp appears in Chris Henry's new play, Nobody Suspects a Butterfly, which will be presented at the American Theater of Actors May 29-31.

Henry conceived, pens and directs the multimedia work that dissects the media's obsession with and detriment to a small town coping with the suicides of five young athletes. Told through dance, flashbacks and interviews, Nobody Suspects a Butterfly features additional writing contributions from Katie Avebe.

Based on actual events, Nobody Suspects a Butterfly is billed as a work in progress.

Rapp appears in a cast that also includes Aaron King, Adam Delia, Charlie Kevin, Daniel Shafer, Jake Robards, Jacob Salas, Kai Chapman, Katy Wright-Mead, Laura Allen, Lou Carbonneau, Matt Lundy, Michael Johnson, Nic Tyler, Patricia Buckley, Paul Jones, Ryan Morrison, Zak Slemmer and Gabrielle Sterbenz.

Dante Puleio choreographs the production featuring a dance ensemble comprising Anna Farkas, Ariel Pierce, Heather Phillips, Junie Kenworthy, Phoebe Kellly and Suzanne Stetter.

Creative duties for Nobody Suspects a Butterfly are handled by David Bengali (light and video design), Scott O'Brien (sound design), Callie Gale (costume design), Lane Wood (set and prop design) and Andy Theodorou (technical director). Known for originating the role of Mark in Jonathan Larson's Rent, Rapp has appeared on Broadway in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Precious Sons; and Six Degrees of Separation. His film roles include "Rent," "Adventures in Babysitting," "Dazed and Confused," "Six Degrees of Separation" and "Road Trip." Rapp will join fellow original Rent cast member Adam Pascal for the 2009 national tour of that Tony-winning musical.

Nobody Suspects a Butterfly performs May 29-31 at 8 PM. There is a suggested donation of $15. For reservations phone (212) 795-7478.

The American Theater of Actors is located at 314 West 54th Street in Manhattan.

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