Wrestling the Alligator

Author: Sergei Burbank

Wrestling the Alligator

Description: A college professor descends into madness when the perfect storm of past indiscretions and present misdeeds converge, tearing him apart.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 5/24/2012
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males

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Keywords: Civil Rights · Drama · Dysfunctional Families · Families · Naturalism/Realism · Politics · Shakespeare · Single Set · Small Cast Size · Social Issues

Original Production Information

Wrestling the Alligator was first presented as part of the 2009 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity at the White Box Theater with the following cast and crew:

Emily Paulson: Amanda Nichols
Maurice Clifton: Sergei Burbank
Professor Ron Smith: James Ware
Ruby Paulson: Annalisa Loeffler

Director: Adam Karsten
Production Stage Manager: Joanna Leigh Jacobsen
Associate Producer: Jessica Hochman
Set Design: Kina Park
Lighting Design: Ryan Mueller
Light Design Assistant: Maxx Serpica
Costume Design: Daonne Huff