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Equus closed on February 14, 2016

EQUUS

by Peter Shaffer

directed by Amber McGinnins Jackson

Alan Strang is a troubled teenager whose dangerous obsession with horses leads him to commit an unspeakable act of violence. Psychiatrist Martin Dysart investigates to uncover the motivation behind Alan's shocking brutality, and finds himself drawn in by the devotion and desire that fuel his young patient. Ritualized worship and sexual ecstasy entangle in this theatrical masterpiece featuring a chorus of human horses. Equus is the winner of the Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award for Best Play.

January 13 - February 14, 2016

Contains full nudity. Recommended for ages 16+.
Run Time: 2:25
Plus one Intermission



"Dark, daunting and sensual."
-- Broadway World







 

 

Equus closed on February 14, 2016
Production Photos from Equus. Photos by DJ Corey Photography









Above - Ross Destiche


Above - Ross Destiche & Ryan Tumulty



Above - Ross Destiche

Equus receives rave reviews!

“The doctor’s dilemma and that of his suffering young patient play out rivetingly in Constellation’s fine staging." -- The Washington Post

“Marvelous" -- Washington City Paper

“Sexy and scary, gorgeous and disturbing, Equus is a gem of the DC theatre landscape this winter.”
-- DCMTA

“Captivating!" -- MD Theatre Guide

Equus will make for a most unusual and thought-provoking evening and is one show not to miss this winter season." -- Broadway World

“A dark and beautiful spectacle"
-- DC Theatre Scene

“Sensitive, thoughtful and thematically rich" -- DCist

“Engaging, disturbing and visually stirring" -- Washington Blade


Equus is the kind of theatre that seeks to raise ancient gods and forge new ones, and it casts one helluva spell." --Brightest Young Things

CREATIVE TEAM

Director ..................................................................... Amber McGinnis Jackson
Scenic Designer ........................................................................... A.J. Guban^
Costume Designer ....................................................................... Erik Teague^
Composer & Sound Designer ................................................... Palmer Hefferan^
Lighting Designer ......................................................................... A.J. Guban^
Properties Designer ................................................................... Lauren Klamm
Movement Consultant .................................................................... Mark Jaster
Dialect Coach ............................................................... Elizabeth van den Berg
Stage Manager ................................................................. Cheryl Ann Gnerlich


CAST


Martin Dysart ....................................................................... Michael Kramer*
Nurse .................................................................................... Karina Hilleard
Hesther Salomon .................................................................. Kathleen Akerley
Alan Strang ............................................................................. Ross Destiche
Frank Strang ........................................................................ Michael Tolaydo*
Dora Strang ....................................................................... Laureen E. Smith*
Horseman ................................................................................ Ryan Tumulty
Harry Dalton ............................................................................... Colin Smith
Jill Mason .................................................................................. Emily Kester
Horse Ensemble ................................................... Tori Bertocci, Gwen Grastorf,
..................................................Ashley Ivey, Ryan Alan Jones, Emily Whitworth

Understudies:

Tori Bertocci (Nurse)
Gwen Grastorf (Dora Strang)
Karina Hilleard (Hesther Salomon)
Ashley Ivey (Frank Strang, Harry Dalton)
Ryan Alan Jones (Alan Strang/Horseman)
Madeline Key (Horse Ensemble)
Colin Smith (Martin Dysart)
Emily Whitworth (Jill Mason)

BEHIND THE SCENES

Assistant Director .................................................................... Michelle Taylor
Assistant Dialect Coach ............................................................ Mike Anderson

Production Stage Manager ................................................. Cheryl Ann Gnerlich
Takeover Stage Manager ............................................................. Tori Goldberg
Assistant Stage Managers .................................. Suzanne Emerson, Kate Kolarik
Production Associate ................................................................. Cody Whitfield

Technical Director .......................................................................... Mike Salmi
Carpenters .................................................. Ellen Houseknecht, Kylph Stanford

Charge Artist ................................................................................... Za Johns
Painter ........................................................................................ Pallas Bane

Master Electrician ............................................................................ Alex Keen
Light Board Programmers ............................................ Jeny Hall, Cody Whitfield


Assistant Sound Designer ............................................................ Bryce Sulecki
Sound Board Operator ................................................................... Elliot Lanes

Costume Draper ............................................................................ Re Teague
Crafts Artisan .......................................................................... Lauren Klamm

House Managers ............. Indra Books, Katie Golden, Ouida Maedel, Lindsey Ruehl


^Member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union for professional actors & stage managers

PAST EVENTS

Sunday, January 17, 12:00 - 3:00
Pony Pop Up!
Constellation Theatre and Big D's Pony Rides, LLC brings ponies to 1835 14th St. NW in celebration of their production of Equus! FREE EVENT! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Saturday, January 23
Equus Actor Alliance
Attend the 2 pm matinee of Constellation Theatre's Equus followed by a post-show discussion and networking at Bar Pilar with happy hour prices and a special signature cocktail, The Radcliffe. Please contact the box office for special $20 tickets. In collaboration with Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory, The Actors' Center, TheatreLab, and The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts.



Saturday, January 23
Post Show Discussion
Join Artistic Director, Allison Arkell Stockman and the members of the ensemble for a discussion following the matinee.


Sunday, January 24
Post Show Discussion
Join Artistic Director, Allison Arkell Stockman and the members of the ensemble for a discussion following the matinee.


Wednesday, January 27
Donor Cocktail Party
Supporters who have donated $100 or more are invited to this special event.
6:30 pm Preshow reception at Source
8:00 pm Performance of Equus
Call or email us to reserve your seats.



Saturday, January 30
Post Show Discussion
Join Artistic Director, Allison Arkell Stockman and the members of the ensemble for a discussion following the matinee.

 

Monday, February 1
Source Alumni Reunion & Equus Industry Night
At 6:30 pm Connect at Bar Pilar for Happy Hour and a special signature cocktail, The Marcia, before the 8 pm performance of Constellation Theatre's Equus. In celebration of Source Theatre Company's 1982 production of Equus featuring Marcia Gay Harden. Purchase tickets here.


Saturday, Februuary 6 - NEW DATE!
Brunch and a Show!

Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar
and Constellation Theatre team up!
Enjoy Brunch at 12 noon followed by a 2 pm matinee of Equus.
Purchase tickets to both events - $35 for brunch and $27 for show here.
This all inclusive event includes brunch at Barcelona, a trip to the Bloody Mary bar, gratuity, tax, ticket to 2 pm performance of Equus, and free post-show discussion. Seating is limited.
Barcelona 14th Street | 1622 14th Street NW | Washington, DC 20009 | Tel: 202.588.5500

Saturday, February 6
A Talk about Humanity's Wild Side
Enjoy the 2 pm matinee of Equus and join us for a free post show conversation with Whitman-Walker psychiatrist Dr. Yavar Moghimi. Join the conversation online and use #EndtheStigmaCTWWH.



 
         
 
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