Tonight is the opening of John Patrick Shanley’s Savage in Limbo. An arresting and brilliantly inventive play which moves from comedy to near tragedy as it explores the hopes and dreams of a group of rootless young “losers” who congregate in an anonymous Bronx bar, hoping to find respite from the drabness of their lives. Produced Off-Broadway by New York’s Double Image Repertory Company. “John Patrick Shanley has written an often searing, existential and dramatically compelling work dealing with our search for roots and purpose in an often purposeless world.” —BackStage. “Although filled with comic lines, Savage in Limbo has the serious intent of laying bare the unstated dreams and thwarted possibilities of its artfully drawn denizens.” —Drama-Logue. “Conceived with sharp insight into the lives of losers, conveyed with a friskly and often hilarious wit…” —NY Daily News.
The cast includes Jonathan Hoopingarner (Roseville, MI) as Murk, Kelsey Lusch (Clinton Twp., MI) as April White, Yesmeen Mikhail (Wyandotte, MI) as Linda Rotunda, Justin Wagner (New Baltimore, MI) as Tony Aronica, and Lisa Youngs (Wyandotte, MI) as Denise Savage.
The production team includes Jennifer Goff as director, Cheryl Churchill as costume designer, Alan Devlin as scenic designer, Michael Thomas as lighting designer, Greg Miller as assistant lighting designer, Rebecca Garcia as sound designer, Leanne Turrell as properties master, Nick Boyd as production stage manager, and Richard L. Fosbrink as publicity manager.
Ticket prices range from $10-$12. Discounts are available to all students, senior citizens aged 62 and up, groups, and WSU faculty, staff and Alumni Association members. For tickets and more information please call (313) 577-2972, visit http://www.wsustudio.com or visit the Wayne State University box office at 4743 Cass Avenue on the corner of Hancock. The box office is open Tuesday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. In the day of performances will call tickets and tickets for purchase will be available on the 4th floor of Old Main at 7 p.m.