Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

January 7th, 2015 by admin

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The setting is a rundown bar in the Bronx, where two of society’s rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting conversation over their beer. He is a brooding, self-loathing young man who resorts more to violence than reason; she is a divorced, guilt ridden young woman whose troubled teenage son is now being cared for by her parents. Danny, whose fellow truck drivers call him “the animal”, seems incapable of tender emotion, while Roberta, still haunted by the memory of an ugly sexual incident involving her father, is distrustful of men in general. And yet, as their initial reserve begins to melt and they decide to spend the night together, the possibility of a genuine and meaningful relationship begins to emerge—the first for both of them.

Jim Bonney marks his Bare Bones directorial debut with Danny— whose script he has loved with a passion since portraying the title role in a 1986 Equity staging in Rochester, New York. That love affair continued through 1996, when he directed the show Off Broadway at the John Houseman Theatre. Today the connection runs full circle with the arrival of this Bare Bones production—the culmination of a ‘dream come true’.

This is a funny, frightening, riveting evening of theater, served with a twist: the cast comprises not one but two sets of actors—a unique way of revealing all sides of this gut-wrenching story.

Come to Bare Bones and strap yourself in for the theatrical ride of your life!

“This is a play dedicated to everyone in the Bronx who punched or kissed me, and to everyone whom I punched or kissed.”  John Patrick Shanley

Jim Bonney marks his Bare Bones directorial debut with Danny— whose script he has loved with a passion since portraying the title role in a 1986 Equity staging in Rochester, New York. That love affair continued through 1996, when he directed the show Off Broadway at the John Houseman Theatre. Today the connection runs full circle with the arrival of this Bare Bones production—the culmination of a ‘dream come true’.

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