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Bat Country Presents
The Cascade Falls
Thursday, August 23, 2007 through Saturday, September 01, 2007

A new drama by ADAM MICHAEL COHEN about a young couple whose past begins to catch up with them courtesy of a recently deceased friend.

Length: 1 hr 35 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

"THE CASCADE FALLS" follows the story of Peter and Angie, two young city dwellers who first meet at an unusual place: the funeral for their mutual acquaintance, Will. Neither claims to have known the dearly departed very well, but both have come to pay their respects nevertheless, and a perfect relationship is born. But things soon start to become complicated with the sudden arrival of two strangely familiar men who seem to echo certain traits of the recently deceased Will. The past and present begin to blur as Peter and Angie become haunted by secrets they’ve both been trying to conceal, and it soon becomes apparent that things may not be quite what they had seemed.

Join for a dessert reception after the performance on Tuesday, August 28th...or join us for a Q&A with the cast and creators after the performance on Wednesday, August 29th!

Featured in the cast: LUCAS BECK, whose credits include the TheatreWorks USA National Tour of “The Color of Justice” and “Loves Labours Lost” at the Hudson Warehouse Theatre; KIRSTEN SCOLES, who was in “Pleaching the Coffin Sisters” at Ensemble Studio Theatre; and SAM WHITTEN, who has been featured in several shows at 59E59 Theatre, including “Blindness” and Godlight Theatre’s “Farenheit 451.”

Playwright ADAM MICHAEL COHEN has written several plays, including "Falling at the Speed of Light," "Blues For Nina," "Revolution,” and "Holy Matrimony." "The Cascade Falls" is his second collaboration with Ryan Hemphill, who also directed his play "Artless Charlie.” He is a graduate of Hofstra University, where he studied theatre arts and creative writing. Currently, Adam is the VP of Creative Development for veteran film producer Martin Poll, overseeing the development and production of original and adapted screenplays.

Director RYAN HEMPHILL’s credits include stagings of Mac Wellman’s “Sincerity Forever” and Chekov’s “Three Sisters,” as well as Mr. Cohen’s first play “Artless Charlie.” His other directing credits include Frank Wedekinds’ “Spring Awakening,” George Buchner’s “Woyzeck,” and Bertholt Brecht’s “St. Joan of the Stockyards” and “Arturo Ui.” He is currently involved in the creation of an ongoing short film series based on Marx's "Das Kapital.” Ryan holds degrees in theatre and philosophy from the Hofstra University Honors College.

Scenic and costume consultant is DAVID HENDERSON, lighting is by OSCAR MENDOZA, fight choreography is by IAN MERRIGAN and the stage manager is DONNA MANDARANO.

BAT COUNTRY is a New York City based theatre collective that strives to bring artists and audience together in pursuit of a unique and communal theatrical experience. Inspired by the seminal line from legendary gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, we aim to produce both new and established work that is exciting and challenging, that takes an unflinching, gritty and honest look at all aspects of the human condition – the highs, the lows, and the middles. Our goal, first and foremost, is to address the needs of each piece in an organic way, finding the appropriate artistic team, space, and production elements each time, rather than imposing these components upon it in an unfit fashion. The mission is to serve the play as an individual with needs and desires, likes and dislikes.
 


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