spit&vigor present a story of three brothers - Junius, Edwin and John Wilkes Booth - at the New Ohio Theater this THANKSGIVING
spit&vigor is thrilled to announce the NYC premier of THE BRUTES, written by Casey Wimpee (2007 NYIT Outstanding Original Short Script nominee / two-time Samuel French short play Finalist) and directed by Sara Fellini (2018 Planet Award Nominee).
Casey Wimpee's wild and gripping drama, THE BRUTES, takes you backstage of an historic performance of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar featuring the renowned theatrical Booth family - brothers Edwin, Junius Jr. and John Wilkes Booth. This was the first and only time that the three brothers shared a stage together. The backstage drama becomes the focus of this portrait of their tempestuous relationship fraught with political conflict ending in an American tragedy.
From the critically-acclaimed and award-winning company members that brought IN VESTMENTS to The Center at West Park and THE EXECUTION of MRS. COTTON to IRT Theatre, THE BRUTES is a deeply intimate portrait of a family divided. The piece is staged in the Round with minimal set pieces serving as a theatre and a dinner table. Civil strife, family devolution, and a country sharply divided - today or 150 years ago, the parable of this drama remains strong.
More information: www.spitnvigor.com/the-brutes