Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company celebrated the opening of Rolin Jones' roller derby play, The Jammer, on Tuesday, January 22. Following the performance at Atlantic Stage 2, the company and guests gathered at Jake's Saloon to mark the occasion.
Jackson Gay, who previously collaborated with Jones and the Atlantic on the Pulitzer Prize-nominated The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, helms the fast-rolling comedy, which stars Patch Darragh (The Glass Menagerie) as Jack Lovington, a 1950s-era Brooklynite who finds his life's purpose when he joins a traveling roller derby team. But he just can't seem to shake the memories of the longtime fiancée that he left, Aurora (Keira Naughton), despite the advances of the hard-boiled, foul-mouthed Lindy (Jeanine Serralles). The company also includes Dan Domingues (The Cherry Orchard), Christopher Jackson (In the Heights), Billy Eugene Jones (The Mountaintop), Kate Rigg (The Dogeaters), Greg Stuhr (Offices), and Todd Weeks (Bluebird).
Guests at the festivities included actors Michael Chernus (In the Wake), Peter Maloney (The New York Idea), Chandler Williams (In the Next Room…), and playwright Lucy Thurber (Scarcity).
Check out our gallery of opening night photos below.
- Atlantic Theater Company
- The Jammer
- Rolin Jones
- Patch Darragh
- Christopher Jackson
- Jeanine Serralles
- Keira Naughton