MAY 5, 2015 - MAY 31, 2015

GODLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY Presents

COOL HAND LUKE
Based on his acclaimed novel
Adapted by EMMA REEVES
Directed by JOE TANTALO
With KRISTINA DOELLING, LARS DREW, LAWRENCE JANSEN, MIKE JANSEN, KEN KING, NICK PAGLINO, JASON STANLEY, JULIA TORRES, BRETT WARNKE and JARROD ZAYAS

Direct from a sold-out showing in Brooklyn, Drama Desk Award winner Godlight Theatre Company returns to 59E59 Theaters with the New York premiere adaptation of Donn Pearce's searing novel, Cool Hand Luke, the hard-hitting story of a true original.

Under the scorching Florida sun, Boss Godfrey watches the chain gang and keeps his eye on Cool Hand Luke - war hero, trouble-maker, and inspiration to his fellow inmates - just the kind of man the Boss needs to crush. For Luke's defiance and harrowing escapes bring the hope of freedom to his fellow inmates.

This powerful, new adaptation for the stage by Emma Reeves is a raw, uncompromising tale of sticking it to "The Man."

"THE PHYSICAL SETTING IS IMPRESSIVELY RENDERED."
New York Post

"A POWERFUL PIECE OF THEATER."
What's On Off-Broadway

"DIRECTOR JOE TANTALO'S STRIKING, MINIMALIST PRODUCTION... MARVELOUSLY RELIES ON PURELY THEATRICAL IMAGINATIVE DEVICES."
Theater Scene

"A POWERFUL PIECE OF THEATER."
What's On Off-Broadway


Godlight Theatre's production of COOL HAND LUKE at On Stage at Kingsborough, March 28, 2015. Photo by Jason Woodruff....

Posted by 59E59 Theaters on Friday, May 29, 2015