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In Thunder Rock, successful author and former Daily News reporter, David Charleston becomes so disturbed by the state of the world, he takes a job as a lighthouse keeper and the sole resident of Thunder Rock Island. When he notices a memorial plaque dedicated to a sailing ship of immigrants who fatally crashed on the island 90 years prior, he starts to imagine how ideal life was in their time. Soon, they begin appearing to him. At first he controls them, until they decide to teach him about the eternal struggles of life.
Though never a hit in America, after The Group Theatre's original 1939 production, the play became a smash hit in Europe. During the WWII London bombings, it was the one play that continued to play in London's West End. It moved from Theatre to Theatre, and audiences sat enraptured with their gas masks in their laps. After the end of WWII, the American government mounted it in the newly freed Germany, and it was cast solely with concentration camp survivors.
Featuring Allie Mulholland, Linda Glick, Emily Ciotti, Maurya Scanlon, Pete McElligott, Shelley Valfer, Timothy Weinert, Mateo Prendergast, Andrew Criss, Daniel Hainsworth, and Jon McCormick. Directed by Nic Davies.
Founded in 2010, the ReGroup aims to use the original Group Theatre as a model to foster a meaningful Theatre. The ReGroup has previously presented The Group Theatre plays Success Story and Gentlewoman by John Howard Lawson, Big Night by Dawn Powell, 1931- by Claire and Paul Sifton, Paradise Lost by Clifford Odets (featuring guest actress Angelica Page), Men in White by Sidney Kingsley, The House of Connelly by Paul Green and Johnny Johnson by Mr. Green and Kurt Weill and directed by Estelle Parsons. They also published 3 of the lost Group plays for the first time in over 75 years, which can be purchased on their website or at bookstores. Publication of Thunder Rock & Casey Jones by Mr. Ardrey and Weep for the Virgins by Nellise Child is set for this year.
Mateo Prendergast & Maurya Scanlon
Allie Mulholland & Shelley Valfer
Thunder Rock Company
Mateo Prendergast & Andrew Criss
Allie Mulholland & Pete McElligott
Maurya Scanlon, Linda Glick, Mateo Prenderast, Allie Mulholland and Timothy Weinert
Mateo Prendergast, Linda Glick Maurya Scanlon, Andrew Criss and Emily Ciotti
Maurya Scanlon & Linda Glick