Balm in Gilead

Cast: Pablo Andrade, Panit Chantranuluck, Jorie Coe, Chanda Cragnotti, Morgana Cragnotti, Nick DeSimone, Maria Fontanals, Myles Forster, Edward Freeman, Heather Gilbert, Elisa Halma*, Christopher Heard, Hugh Heckman, Manho Kim, Courtney Lemkin, Kevin Mackenzie, Craig McNulty*, Rachel Benbow Murdy*, Byron O'Hanlon, Julio C. Peña*, George Port, Karen Quarles, Tyrone Rigney, Mike Roche*, Sean Shannon, Tim Torres, Ingrid Wheatley, Ryan Bess Winnick *Member Actors Equity Association. An Equity approved showcase. Writer: Lanford Wilson Director: Amy Wright Set Design: Nikolay Sviridchik Lighting Design: Alexander Bartenieff Costume Design: Catherine Siracusa Graphic Design: Jordan Chow TD/Production Stage Manager: AJ Dobbs* Stage Manager: Korrina Cragnotti Managing Director: Marlene Mancini Office Manager: Susannah Robertson

An Ensemble Production

Playwright: Lanford Wilson

Director: Marshall W. Mason

Cast: Johnathan Hogan, Danton Stone, Laurie Metcalf, Gary Sinise, Giancarlo Esposito, Glenne Headly

Performances: December 5 – 22, 2013

Synopsis: Wilson’s first full-length play, Balm in Gilead centers on a café frequented by heroin addicts, prostitutes, and thieves. It features many unconventional theatrical devices, such as overlapping dialogue, simultaneous scenes, and unsympathetic lead characters. The plot draws a parallel between the amoral and criminal activity that the characters engage in to provide escape from their boredom and suffering, and the two main characters’ becoming a couple in order to escape from their lives