Casting is complete for the world premiere of Adam Rapp’s Through The Yellow Hour at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. Starring Hani Furstenberg, the previously announced production will begin previews September 13, with an official opening night set for September 27. Directed by Rapp, Through the Yellow Hour will play a limited engagement through October 28.
Through the Yellow Hour stars Furstenberg as Ellen, Brian Mendes as Dead Man on Floor, Matt Pilieci as Doctor Joseph, Danielle Slavick as Maude, Alok Tewari as Hakim, Joanne Tucker as Claire and Vladimir Versailles as Darius. The new play tells the story of Ellen (Furstenberg), who has been hiding out in a post-apocalyptic United States for 52 days, hoping against hope for her husband to return. As men are being castrated, women are enumerated and Ellen’s world falls further into senseless chaos, she makes an unlikely decision that might signal a new beginning.
Furstenberg’s theater credits include Amadeus, Fiddler on the Roof and Ghetto. Her film and TV credits include Joseph Cedar’s Campfire and Yossi and Jagger. Mendes appeared in Rapp’s Animals and Plants. Slavick’s theater credits include Practice, Bright New Boise, Blind, Circle Mirror Transformation and Goodbye New York, Goodbye Heart. Twari’s theater credits include The Strangest, Night Over Erzinga, Rafta, Rafta and War. His TV appearances include 30 Rock, Homeland, and Law & Order. Tucker’s theater credits include Tigers Be Still, Habit and The Cherry Orchard. She has appeared on film in Gayby, Sweet Nothings, After You Left and I’m Coming Over. Versailles’ theater credits include Burning and The Wood. He has appeared on TV in The Good Wife and Person of Interest.
The creative team for Through the Yellow Hour includes scenic designer Andromache Chalfant, costume designer Jessica Pabst, lighting designer Keith Parham and sound designer Christian Frederickson.