Eddie and Dave, the new play by Amy Staats, is set to begin performances January 10, 2019 Off-Broadway. The world premiere, directed by Margot Bordelon, is scheduled to officially open January 22 at Atlantic Theater Company’s Stage 2.
Eddie and Dave is a gender-bending retelling of the rise and fall of Pasadena’s most groundbreaking ’80s rockers told through the foggy lens of a lonely, out-of-work MTV-VJ. Playwright Staats will play Eddie with Megan Hill (Do You Feel Anger) playing Dave.
Vanessa Aspillaga (Amy and the Orphans), Omer Abbas Salem (Off-Broadway debut), and Adina Verson (Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties, Indecent) join the duo in the story of hubris, friendship, family, fame, and musical genius.
Eddie and Dave will feature scenic design by Reid Thompson, costume design by Montana Levi Blanco, lighting design by Jiyoun Chang, sound design by Palmer Hefferan, original compositions by Michael Thurber, projections by Shawn Boyle, and casting by Caparelliotis Casting: Lauren Port, CSA.
Staats is Atlantic Theater Company's 2017–2018 playwright in residence. Eddie and Dave is the capstone of her yearlong residency, supported by The Tow Foundation, with the theatre.