By Carey Purcell
02 Jan 2014
Performances begin Feb. 15 prior to an official opening Feb. 24 and continue through April 6 at Theater Wit.
Directed by ensemble member Jonathan Berry, the boxing drama will feature Nate Santana in the title role. The ensemble cast of 15 includes Nina O'Keefe, Mark Pracht, Patrick Blashill, David Prete, John Connolly, Jason Lindner, Morgan Maher, Laura Lapidus, Niall McGinty, Jerry Bloom, Connor McNamara, David Cady Jr., Johnny Moran and Paige Smith.
Clifford Odets' 1937 drama about a young musician who takes a gamble on his own artistic dreams when he enters the boxing ring was adapted into a 1939 film of the same name and served as the inspiration for a 1964 musical. It was most recently revived on Broadway in 2012, starring Seth Numrich and Yvonne Strahovski, and garnered eight Tony Award nominations.
Griffin Theatre's design team includes Dan Stratton (set design), Rebecca Barrett (lighting design), Mieka Van der Ploeg (costume design) and Rick Sims (sound design).
Tickets and more information are available by visiting griffintheatre.com.