"A skillfully constructed, beautifully acted domestic drama about struggling simply to make do." 

"Supremely acted"

"Vitally honest"

"When you peel back the play's wallpaper, you discover the live-wire electricity sparking underneath" 

UTILITY

Written by Emily Schwend

Directed by Jay Stull

 

January 28th - February 20th

Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre

 

"Amber has two jobs, three kids, and an eight-year-old's birthday party to plan. The house needs fixing up and her on-again, off-again husband Chris just can't help but make things worse. As Amber struggles to keep things from boiling over, she finds herself a stranger to the person she once was and the person she thought she might be.""Amber has two jobs, three kids, and an eight-year-old's birthday party to plan. The house needs fixing up and her on-again, off-again husband Chris just can't help but make things worse. As Amber struggles to keep things from boiling over, she finds herself a stranger to the person she once was and the person she thought she might be.""Amber has two jobs, three kids, and an eight-year-old's birthday party to plan. The house needs fixing up and her on-again, off-again husband Chris just can't help but make things worse. As Amber struggles to keep things from boiling over, she finds herself a stranger to the person she once was and the person she thought she might be."Amber has two jobs, three kids and an eight-year-old's birthday party to plan. The house needs fixing up and her on-again, off-again husband, Chris just can't help but make things worse. As Amber struggles to keep things from boiling over, she finds herself a stranger to the person she once was and the person she thought she might be.

 

Starring:

 

Alex Grubbs

Melissa Hurst

James Kautz

Vanessa Vache

 

Crew:

 

Associate Producer: Anderson Heinz

Production Stage Manager: Nikki Castle

Assistant Stage Manager: Dana Searing

Assistant Director: Jillian Jetton

Set Design: Kate Noll

Sound Design: Jeanne Travis

Light Design: Nicholas Houfek

Costume Design: Angela Harner 

Prop Design: Zach Serafin 

Artwork: Danica Novgorodoff

Publicist: DARR Publicity

Production Manager: Jeremy Pape

 

*Production Sponsors:  

 

Tian and Nicholas Cimato, in memory of Rick Cimato

Jody Falco and Jeffrey Steinman

 

 

All photos by Russ Rowland

All photos by Russ Rowland