Thirst

By Eugene O'Neill
Directed by Clayton Guiltner

Tickets: $18 - Purchase Online or at the door

Grex Group Theatre is excited to announce our summer season celebrating 100 years of Eugene O’Neill plays with our production of Thirst, written in 1913 by one of America’s most prolific writers. O’Neill was born in a hotel in the area now known as Times Square in New York, only blocks away from where we will be showcasing his work at Theatre 54 just off of Broadway!

Thirst is the story of three survivors of a sunken ocean liner who have been stranded on a life raft in the open waters for several days. The dramatic masterpiece showcases the lives of three very different people who possess the same inner-human desire to survive. O’Neill’s words paint a striking story as the sun bears down upon the survivors among the encircling sharks in the crisp blue waters. You won’t want to miss this moving piece of theatre.

July 27-28, 2013
3pm and 7pm

Theatre 54
244 W. 54th Street
(between Broadway and 8th Ave.)
12th Floor
New York, NY

Cast

David Gazzo (The Gentleman) has a theatre degree from Rutgers University, and training from the Matthew Corozine Studios.  Regional theatre credits include: Rope (Charles Granillo), Fools (Leon), Philadelphia Story (Sandy), Ashtrays for Vodka (Peter), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Egeus), and A View from the Bridge (Mike). David has appeared on A&E and the Bio Channel in"I Killed MY BFF" (Tim Rysedoprh) and "The Haunting Of." (James Blades).

Jackie Jacobi (The Dancer) holds degrees from NYU and The New School in New York. FavoriteNY and regional acting credits include: Hamlet (Ophelia), Steel Magnolias (Annelle), Urinetown (Hope), Sweeney Todd (Johanna), Pirates of Penzance (Isabel), Seussical-The Musical(Gertrude)and Godspell among many others. Love and gratitude to family, friends, and her husband, Adam.

Quatis Tarkington (The Sailor) has performed in numerous regional, off-Broadway and touring productions including: Hamlet (Rosencrantz), The Dutchman (Clay), Macbeth (Seyton), A Season in the Congo (Mpolo), My Children My Africa (Thami) and Year of the Child (Oddity). Film and Television credits include: Lady Luck (Body Guard), Salt (Ferry Rider), Shattered (Allen), Deceived (Reverend Kennard), History of Black Achievement; PBS (Langston Hughes), and Mercy; NBC (Patron). Mr. Tarkington has trained at the Primary Stages in Einhorn School of Performing Arts in New York, and with The Barrow Group. quatistarkington.com

Thirst