Playwrights Realm announced that Sebastian Chacon will step in for actor Alex Breaux during select performances of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B. Matthias, running through September 23 at the Duke on 42nd Street. Chacon will join the cast tonight, September 20.
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli, the cast also includes Jeff Biehl, Chas Carey, Doug Harris, Eva Kaminsky, Andy Lucien, Susannah Perkins, and Jeena Yi. The creative team is made up of Arnulfo Maldonado (scenic design), Ásta Bennie Hostetter (costume design), Barbara Samuels (lighting design), Mikaal Sulaiman (sound design), Anna Demenkoff (props design), and Michael Rossmy (fight direction).
Crowley's play is described as follows: "When Grace B. Matthias is raped, her world spirals into chaos. Between navigating emotionally unstable guidance counselors, overbearing lawyers, an angry championship football team, and useless Wikipedia answers, Grace tries to make sense of her world anew. Inspired by the extensive history of undocumented sexual violence against women, Crowley moves rapidly between Grace's story and that of the Sabine women, using ancient Rome as a backdrop against which the fallibility of high-school education and judicial systems come to light. Within the coliseum-like media circus, Grace is watched, judged, and misinterpreted as she attempts to understand and contextualize her experience."
- Playwrights Realm
- Michael Yates Crowley
- Sebastian Chacon
- The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias
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