Tickets are now on sale for the revival of Tony winner David Rabe’s Hurlyburly at The Chain Theatre. Directed by Rich Ferraioli, performances will begin off-Broadway February 14, with opening night set for February 19.
Set in the Hollywood Hills of the mid-1980s, Hurlyburly is a chilling comedy focusing on four men caught in a world of parties, backbiting, lies, and self-obsession in the decade of decadence. But a string of encounters with destiny convinces one of them to dig beneath the surface to discover his soul.
Rabe’s other plays include the Tony-winning Sticks and Bones, Streamers, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and Boom Boom Room. His screenwriting credits include The Firm, Casualties of War, Streamers and I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can.
The Hurlyburly cast features Deven Anderson (Ghosts of Provincetown), Jacklyn Collier (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Rachel Cora (Heaven Burns), Kirk Gostkowski (Leave Me Behind), Chris Harcum (Apostles of Park Slope), Brandon Scott Hughes (Deadly Affairs) and Christina Elise Perry (Interviews).
The original production of Hurlyburly directed by Mike Nichols was a hit on Broadway in 1984 and featured William Hurt, Judith Ivey, Harvey Keitel, Jerry Stiller, Sigourney Weaver and Cynthia Nixon. Though originally presented in three-acts, the Variations Theatre Group production at the Chain Theatre will mount the revised version used in the 2005 revival starring Ethan Hawke and Bobby Cannavale.