BWW News Desk April 2
Albert J. Repicci’s new drama HONOR BOUND began previews on Friday, April 18th at St. Luke‘s Theatre, 308 West 46th Street and opened on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Honor Bound is closed
Playwright Albert J. Repicci’s
- “snappy, fast paced dialog is engaging and crackles with the clash of idealistic youth versus jaded middle age.”
- “interesting political and personal themes are explored. The characters are compelling and well-defined.”
- “The talented cast all professionally perform their roles with commitment.”
- “There’s a very inventive use of slides and film clip projections that enhance the scope of the play.”
- “Director Josh Iacovelli strongly manages all of the production elements and the cast into a very well-paced presentation.”
“Playwright Albert J. Repicci’s
- Honor Bound raises important ideas about trust, friendship, and – of course- honor.”
- “Throughout the play, the cast of five brings authenticity to their roles.”
- “Often there’s a lot said deep inside the unspoken. That’s the underlying theme of ‘Honor Bound,’ an entertaining new drama.”
- “Smartly written by playwright Albert J. Repicci and skillfully directed by Josh Iacovelli, ‘Honor Bound’ makes us reconsider some of the crimes of the Vietnam War and question our definition of friendship.”
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For more information, visit www.honorboundtheplay.com.
Photo by Carol Rosegg
Directed by Josh Iacovelli, the play features Ross DeGraw, Christine Marie Heath, Anthony Laciura, Justin R.G. Holcomb and Nicole M. Carroll.An ambitious young reporter tries to uncover secrets about a respected, retired doctor but instead discovers long buried conflicts between two old friends. Set against the bonds of baseball, curveballs are thrown and memories recaptured. The play moves back and forth between 1968 and 1992.Produced by Gemstone Productions, HONOR BOUND will have sets and light design by Josh Iacovelli, costumes by Jennie West and sound design by Paul Bourgeois.
Albert J. Repicci’s published works include the children’s Christmas story, Sarah and the Red Scarf; Nantucket Musings, a book of photography, light verse and overview history of Nantucket; The Haberdasher, a short comedic play, and Bringing Satch Home, a baseball memoir. He served as an Op Ed contributor to the Greenwich Times and as their special correspondent to the Khmer Rouge trials in Cambodia prosecuting Comrade Duch, the perpetrator of the killing fields. Al was associate producer for the Off Broadway and regional productions of “Soul Survivor,” ” It’s Still My Turn,” “Hosanna,” “Talking Things Over with Chekhov,” “Aspirins and Elephants” and the documentary “The Ladies of Grove Street.” He also produced the documentary Dentistry in the Bush, a series of films and interviews featuring volunteer dental service in Mozambique, the Peruvian Amazon, Cambodia, Nepal, the Philippines, Mongolia, Rwanda and Vietnam, as well as a portfolio of 12 silent films
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Josh Iacovelli recently directed Shea, Prince of Christmas at St. Luke’s Theatre, revivals of Six Characters in Search of an Author, The House of Blue Leaves, Romeo and Juliet, Trojan Women and Little Shop of Horrors. Josh has also designed numerous Off-Broadway hits including Disaster! A 70s Disaster Movie Musical, Zero Hour, Cougar The Musical, Black Angels over Tuskegee, Danny and Sylvia, Dietrich and Chevalier, Sistas the Musical, and Greed!
- ROSS DEGRAW, who plays retired doctor Jack, has appeared in NYC and in regional theatres as well as on TV in The Good Wife, Hostages, Boardwalk Empire, etc.
- CHRISTINE MARIE HEATH, who plays Jack’s wife Kay, has performed in Europe and the Far East and is currently dance captain and understudy for three roles in Cougar The Musical.
- ANTHONY LACIURA, who plays Jack’s friend Irwin, is an internationally acclaimed tenor and recipient of two SAG Actor Awards for playing ‘Eddie Kessler’ for 4 seasons on Boardwalk Empire.
- JUSTIN R.G. HOLCOMB, who plays Peter, a newspaper editor, has appeared off-Broadway in Channeling Kevin Spacey, Orphan Train, Hamlet, and The Cherry Orchard among others.
- NICOLE M. CARROLL, who plays Lisa, a journalism intern, played Tiffany on Biography’s Celebrity Ghost Stories and has appeared in several independent films.
Photos by Carol Rosegg
St. Luke’s Box Office, 308 West 46th Street, open seven days a week.