Plays by Randal Colburn, Israel Horovitz, Joe Pintauro Set for Barefoot Theatre's Stripped Festival
The series will open with Joe Pintauro's newly revised version of his play Raft of the Medusa (October 6-22). Francisco Solorzano will direct this work that centers on a group of people living with AIDS. The company will feature Jeremy Brena, John Gazzale, Charles Everett, Samantha Fontana, Mark G. Cisneros, Gil Ron, Maia Sage, Christopher Whalen, Michael Pierre Louis, Gillian Rougier and Andrew MacLarty.
The second production in the Stripped festival will be Randal Colburn's Verse Chorus Verse (October 29 - November 12). Directed by Ricardo Riethmuller, the play, set 20 years after the death of Kurt Cobain, focuses on Polly, the haunted subject of a song by the band Nirvana, who wants to prove Cobain's death was a murder. Casting will be announced shortly.
In addition, Israel Horovitz's Gloucester Blue will receive a workshop production in the Festival, running November 17 - December 3. The black comedy investigates what happens when a man returns home after a long absence and encounters all manner of infidelities and murders. The company will feature Francisco Solorzano, Therese Plaehn and Christopher Whalen.