Kirk Gostkowski (Hurlyburly) will star in Eric Bogosian’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play Talk Radio off-Broadway. Directed by Greg Cicchino, the production will begin performances on September 12, with opening night set for September 16 at the Chain Theatre.
The cast will also feature Lauren Allison (Pinkalicious), Kelly Jean Clair (TV’s Scrubs), Timothy J. Cox (Picasso at the Lapin Agile), Rebecca Hoodwin (TV’s Nurse Jackie), Mark A. Keeton (Alligator Summer), Peter Osterweil (A Question of Time), Gordon Palagi (Dracula: Dragon Prince), Christina Perry (Hurlyburly), Patrick Pizzolorusso (Getting Even with Shakespeare) and Doug Shapiro (Disney’s Finding Nemo: The Musical).
Inspired by the 1984 murder of controversial shock jock Alan Berg, Talk Radio is set in a Cleveland radio station over the course of Barry Champlain’s (Gostkowski) two-hour broadcast as he’s being scrutinized that night by producers fixated on taking the show national, and fueled as always by coffee, cocaine and Jack Daniel’s. Barry’s jousts with his unseen callers—ranging from a white supremacist to a woman obsessed with her garbage disposal—are interspersed with confrontations by his ex-deejay pal and his sometime girlfriend/producer.
The production will be designed by Aaron Gonzalez.