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An Impending Rupture of the Belly at the Lion Theater



The Godlight Theatre Company presents the NY premiere of An Impending Rupture of the Belly, by Matt Pelfrey, opening at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre on 18 Nov 2010, following a preview performance on 17 Nov, and running through to 4 Dec 2010.

How far would you go to defend your family? An Impending Rupture of the Belly concerns Clay Stilts' desire to fortify his house in preparation for both a new baby and the apocalypse he's convinced is just around the corner. Clay worries about so many things, nuclear terrorism, avian bird flu, killer earthquakes, riots, small pox crop dusters flying over Dodger Stadium.

His obsessions are sidetracked when a slowly escalating battle with a neighbor who refuses to curb his dog explodes in an impulsive act of violence. In one reckless moment, Clay's world spins out of control, becoming a microcosm for a global struggle against threats to our security, both real and imagined.

Directed by Godlight Theatre Company's artistic director, Joe Tantalo, An Impending Rupture of the Belly features Nick Paglino, Gregory Konow, Lawrence Jansen, Ryan O'Callaghan and Deanna McGovern.

The design team features sets and lighting by Maruti Evans, and sound by Andrew Recinos.

Matt Pelfrey (Playwright) writes for theatre, film and television. He is currently a staff writer for the upcoming MTV series 'Skins.' He is the resident playwright at Furious Theatre and Godlight Theatre Company. His plays include 'Pure Shock Value,' 'Cockroach Nation,' 'Terminus Americana,' 'Honkies with Attitude,' 'Gore Hounds,' 'Drive Angry,' 'FrEAk StORm,' 'Jerry Springer is God,' 'Monkey 'and 'A Feast of Famine' and adaptations of 'In The Heat of the Night' and Jim Carroll's 'The Basketball Diaries.'

Joe Tantalo (Director) has been the Artistic Director of the Drama Desk Winning Godlight Theatre Company since 1994. 59E59 Theaters: John Ball's 'In the Heat of the Night' (World premiere adapted by Matt Pelfrey), George Orwell's '1984' (exclusive New York engagement adapted by Alan Lyddiard), Jim Carroll's 'The Basketball Diaries' (workshop adapted by Matt Pelfrey), Kurt Vonnegut's 'Slaughterhouse-Five Or: The Children's Crusade' (New York premiere adapted by Eric Simonson), Jose Saramago's 'Blindness' (American premiere adaptation), Ray Bradbury's 'Fahrenheit 451' (New York premiere/East to Edinburgh), Anthony Burgess's 'A Clockwork Orange' (New York premiere/East to Edinburgh).

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