ETCETERA, Live Theatre Workshop's Late Night Series, Proudly Presents
DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
An Apache Dance by John Patrick Shanley
It's an old story — strangers in the night. But a writer like John Patrick Shanley can remind us that falling in love mixes terror and thrills in ways that knock you flat. Danny (Christopher Johnson) is drunk and reeling from his latest fight; Roberta (Danielle Dryer) is dodging single motherhood and a controlling family. The bar's closing soon, and so are their options. She checks him out, Danny asks for a pretzel, and they're off to the races. In the course of a single night, they court Catholic: confess their sins, give each other absolution and dare to imagine happiness while thrashing towards intimacy.
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea received its professional premiere at Actors Theatre of Louisville in February 1984, and in June 1984, it opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York City with John Turturro winning the Obie award for his outstanding performance. The piece is native New Yorker John Patrick Shanley's first published play. Other works include Savage in Limbo and The Dreamer Examines His Pillow. His film works include Crossing Delancey, Joe Versus the Volcano and Moonstruck which earned him an Oscar and the Writers Guild Award for best screenplay.
DIRECTED BY AND FEATURING
Christopher Johnson and Danielle Dryer
This production contains strong language, sexuality and violence
October 2nd-17th, 2009
Friday and Saturday Nights at 10:30 PM
Admission: $10 | Running Time: 70 minutes
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