Introducing the cast of Rocket Man
While Flat Earth Theatre prepares to launch our summer production of Rocket Man, we’d like you to meet our intrepid cast of new and familiar faces. As Steven Dietz’s story of the road not taken visits several universes in its journey around the cosmos, these actors will be playing entirely different (and yet entirely similar) versions of these characters.
New to the Flat Earth stage, but a regular collaborator with the Hovey Players, Robin Gabrielli takes on the role of Donny Rowan, a man bound by regret who looks to the stars for hope. Robin has recently appeared in Hovey's 2012 production of Closer, and can be seen in the Hovey Shorts Festival this July in "Two if By Sea" and "Big Eddie." Robin is joined by fellow Flat Earth newcomers Korinne T. Ritchey as Donny’s (ex)wife Rita, who has a conflicting relationship with cellphones, and Mariagrazia LaFauci as their teenaged daughter Trisha, budding high-schooler in one world and family matriarch in the other. An IRNE-nominated actress, Korinne is a veteran of many Boston theatre stages, and a dancer and choreographer with the Six One Seven Dance Collective. Mariagrazia is a 2012 graduate of Brown University, where she co-founded the Abolitionist Theatre Project.
We’re beyond overjoyed to bring back Juliet Bowler (nominated for a My Theatre Award for her work on last summer’s Pillowman) and to welcome Flat Earth newcomer Scott Alan to play Donny’s friends: Louise, the sleep-deprived priest; and Buck, the modern-day Noah, called upon to construct an ark. Juliet will be familiar to many, not only from her past work with Flat Earth but from her wide range of stage and screen roles. She shares Louise’s belief that heaven is where you can always get a full night’s sleep and a good piece of pie. Scott is newly returned to the East coast, and brings a varied and colorful theatre background to his portrayal of Buck. While he’s never built an ark before, he does direct and produce his own Horror Host show online.
Donny’s E-Z Boy recliner lifts off for distant stars on August 16th at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown. Ticket sales begin July first. Be sure to visit the newly-launched Rocket Man microsite, PushToCross.com
, as well as Flat Earth's main website, FlatEarthTheatre.com