NINE Theatricals in association with Genesis Repertory present a revival of James McClure’s LONE STAR, a powerful one-act comic piece about a macho-man trying to regain his life after serving in Vietnam.
Opening in the cluttered backyard of a small-town Texas bar. Roy, is back in town after a tour of duty in Vietnam hoping to re-establish his high school hero stature prior to his wartime stint. Roy drunkenly regales his young brother, Ray, in tales of war and sex. The arrival of Cletis, the son of the local hardware store owner, sets in motion the destruction of all that held Roy’s fragile macho image together.
LONE STAR – for all its humor – has now taken its place as a powerful exploration about the male image. Now in the 21st Century, the witty dialogue and situations serve as a deep parable about what makes a man, a man, and how that has changed… whether you like it or not.
The cast features Matt de Rogatis as Roy, whose star is on the rise with accolades from his performance in the American premiere of The Collector at 59E59 Theatres and sweeping praise for his unique interpretation of Hamlet. Both productions were in 2016.
Chris Loupos returns to the role of brother Ray, which he portrayed with de Rogatis in 2010. Rounding out the cast is Greg Pragel, whose extensive list of credentials includes creating the role of Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the off-Broadway premiere of MUSE. Pete McElligott, founder of theater companies in New York and New Orleans, will serve as director.
NINE Theatricals, a leading regional theater located in New Jersey has begun bringing productions to New York and is thrilled to team with Genesis Repertory, a celebrated arts & education organization. NINE celebrates 10 years in operation with this production; Genesis celebrates 20 years.
LONE STAR will run from April 20-30 as part of the SPOTLIGHT-ON FESTIVAL at The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street, NYC. before moving to the Triad Theater on May 6th and May 13th for its limited run, Off-Broadway revival. This will be NINE Theatricals’ first contract production in NY.
Tickets for both productions can be purchased at http://www.drinkbeerraisehell.com.