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Wolf in the River Opening

ADAM RAPP @ THE FLEA
WOLF IN THE RIVER, a new play by Adam Rapp, opened March 21 at The Flea after previewing since March 10.

The prolific award winning playwright Adam Rapp has returned to The Flea with a provocative new play, WOLF IN THE RIVER, featuring members of The Bats, The Flea’s resident acting company. Mr. Rapp is a renowned playwright, theatre director, novelist, and filmmaker, the author of numerous plays, including RED LIGHT WINTER, which was named a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize. With WOLF Rapp tangles with love and neglect as well as confronting the challenges of poverty and the concept leaving a place behind, escaping. DSC03293Carol Ostrow, Adam Rapp

ADAM RAPP @ THE FLEA
WOLF IN THE RIVER, a new play by Adam Rapp, opened March 21 at The Flea after previewing since March 10.

The prolific award winning playwright Adam Rapp has returned to The Flea with a provocative new play, WOLF IN THE RIVER, featuring members of The Bats, The Flea’s resident acting company. Mr. Rapp is a renowned playwright, theatre director, novelist, and filmmaker, the author of numerous plays, including RED LIGHT WINTER, which was named a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize. With WOLF Rapp tangles with love and neglect as well as confronting the challenges of poverty and the concept leaving a place behind, escaping. DSC03293Carol Ostrow, Adam Rapp

The new play is an immersive theatrical experience staged in the round like a tribal ceremony on a bare bones set with a mound of dirt in the center. Everything feels smudged in a good way. There are no clear cut answers here.

WOLF IN THE RIVER is running through May 2. It plays Thursday–Saturday and Monday at 7PM, Saturday at 1PM, and Sunday at 3PM during previews. After opening, Saturday matinees only play on select Saturdays. Tickets start at $20 with the lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. The production includes nudity, violence, graphic language, and sexual situations. Opening night is slated for March 21. The Flea Theater is located at 41 White Street between Church and Broadway, three blocks south of Canal, close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines. Purchase tickets by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org

The Flea’s production features The Bats: William Apps, Maki Borden (Take Care), Alexandra Curran (Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom), Karen Eilbacher (a cautionary tale), Jack Ellis, Kristin Friedlander (The Cutthroat Series), Jack Horton Gilbert (The Mysteries), John Paul Harkins (Sarah Flood in Salem Mass), Olivia Jampol (Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom), Artem Kreimer (The Shakes), Derek Christopher Murphy (Take Care), Xanthe Paige, Mike Swift, Kate Thulin (The Mysteries), and Casey Wortmann. The creative team includes Arnulfo Maldonado (scenic design), Masha Tsimring (lighting design), Michael Hili & Hallie Elizabeth Newton (costume design), Brendan Connelly (sound design), Zach Serafin (props design), J. David Brimmer (fight choreography), Sarah East Johnson (aerial consultant), Anne Cecelia Haney (assistant director) Morgan Leigh Beach (stage manager), and Annie Jenkins (assistant stage manager).

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