Classic Stage Company’s off-Broadway production of Unnatural Acts, a new play created by members of the Plastic Theatre, is extending for an additional week, through July 17. Conceived and directed by Tony Speciale, the show began previews on June 14 and opened on June 23.
The cast of Unnatural Acts includes Jess Burkle, Joe Curnutte, Frank De Julio, Roe Hartrampf, Roderick Hill, Max Jenkins, Brad Koed, Jerry Marsini, Devin Norik, Will Rogers and Nick Westrate.
Unnatural Acts is inspired by events that occurred at Harvard University in the spring of 1920, when a student’s suicide sparked a campus-wide investigation by a panel of administrators who convened to investigate, expose and ultimately expel a group of homosexual students. Speciale and his team of writers devoted countless hours of research and development decoding long-hidden records of the investigation, identifying witnesses and accused individuals, and piecing together a timeline of events and experiences.
Set design for CSC's production is by Walt Spangler, lighting by Justin Townsend, costumes by Andrea Lauer and original music and sound design by Christian Frederickson.