spit&vigor brings THE BRUTES to The New Ohio Theatre
critically-acclaimed and nominated for seven Planet Awards, spit&vigor presents this story of three brothers – Junius, Edwin and John Wilkes Booth
New York City — spit&vigor announces the return of THE BRUTES, written by Casey Wimpee (2x Samuel French Short Play Finalist and NYIT Outstanding Original Short Script nominee). After a powerful run at Planet Connections 2018 Theatre Festivity, the production moves to the New Ohio Theatre, 154 Chrsistopher Street. Sara Fellini (2018 Planet Award Outstanding Direction nominee) returns as director. Performances are November 23 — December 9 (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm). Tickets are $30. For advance reservations, please visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/999133.
Casey Wimpee’s takes you backstage of an historic performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar featuring the renowned Booth theatrical family – brothers, Edwin, Junius Jr. and John Wilkes, Booth. This was the first and only time that the three brothers shared a stage together. The backstage drama becomes the focus of this portrait of their tempestuous relationship fraught with political conflict ending in an American tragedy. THE BRUTES is a deeply intimate portrait of a family divided. The piece is staged In-the-Round with a minimalist set pieces that can transfoerm into a theatre, a dinner table, and a nation on the brink of sweeping change. Civil strife, family devolution, and a country sharply divided – today or 150 years ago, the parable of this drama remains strong.
The cast features Adam Belvo, Chris Cornwell, Sara Fellini, Colt W. Keeney, Morgan Zipf-Meister, Eamon Murphy, Becca Musser, Pete Oliver, Xandra Leigh Parker, Harlan Short, Nicholas Thomas, and Perri Yaniv.
Lighting by Chelsie McPhilimy and Ms Fellini hqandling costyume design.
For more information please visit www.spitnvigor.com/the-brutes.