A new comedy that tells the story of Allison, a high school teacher who, after lashing out at her unethical boss, is sentenced to a church-sponsored halfway house.
From the producers: Set in Southern Appalachia, "Blue Ridge" is a pitch-dark comedy about heartbreak, hell-raising and healing. A progressive high-school teacher with a rage problem retaliates against her unscrupulous boss and is sentenced to six months at a church-sponsored halfway house, where she attends to everyone’s recovery but her own.
New York-based playwright and actress Abby Rosebrock's plays have been produced and developed throughout NYC and regionally in Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts and Montana. Her works include "Ruby the Freak in the Woods," "Dido of Idaho," "Singles in Agriculture," and "Different Animals." "Blue Ridge" was developed at Williamstown Theatre Festival as part of the Boris Sagal Directing Fellowship/Drama League Residency.
The production stars Tony nominee Marin Ireland ("reasons to be pretty," "The Big Knife"). Completing the cast are Kristolyn Lloyd, Kyle Beltran, Peter Mark Kendall, Nicole Lewis, and Chris Stack. Taibi Magar directs.What's the Atlantic Theater Company?
Based in a converted church on the western edge of Chelsea and a smaller space on West 16th Street, this long-running Off Broadway group stages plays in the intimate, realistic style developed by its founders, David Mamet and William H. Macy. Several highly-regarded Broadway productions started out here, including the Tony winning musical "Spring Awakening." Earthy yet cosmopolitan. More here