ORLANDO – The new and upcoming Theater On The Edge is extending its run of Stephen Belber’s Tape through Sunday, March 26th. The dark comedy stars local actors Joey Ginel and Megan Raitano alongside the theater’s resident ensemble cast member Zack Roundy. Directed by Pam Harbaugh, Tape has been receiving glowing reviews and has sold out its entire initial run of the show, prompting a need for additional performances.
Theater On The Edge is becoming known for its hyper-realistic set design, created by Samantha DiGeorge, and in-depth performances, and has received much acclaim for its recent productions. In David Mamet’s American Buffalo, Samantha transformed the small venue into a 1975 south Chicago junk shop. With Tape, she again created a realistic environment of a 1999 run-down motel room.
Samantha DiGeorge says, “My passion and goal is to create an ‘actual’ environment where the actors and audience can be fully immersed and embrace the surrounding of the story.”
Tape was first produced at the Actors Theatre of Louisville as part of the 2000 Humana Festival of New American Plays. It was later filmed by Richard Linklater as Tape starring Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, and Uma Thurman.
Jon Saltzman (Joey Ginel), an aspiring filmmaker on the verge of hitting it big, hooks up for the weekend with his best friend from high school, Vince (Zack Roundy), a volunteer fireman who makes his money selling dope. Jon's new film is being shown at a festival in Lansing, Michigan, and Vince has come from Oakland to see it. Over the course of the evening, Vince finally gets Jon to admit that ten years ago he date-raped Amy Randall (Megan Raitano), a girl whom they both dated in high school—only then to reveal that he's taped their entire conversation. And not only that, he's invited Amy to have dinner with them that night. Beneath its suspenseful, high-stakes surface, Tape examines questions of motive, memory, truth and perception.
Producer and theater Artistic Director Marco DiGeorge says, “We have been humbled by the overwhelming support for our production of Tape and are thrilled to be able to extend the run so more people can see it.”
Writer Stephen Belber says, “I am both thrilled and psyched that Theater On The Edge chose to produce and perform Tape... and by all accounts they've hit upon what I always aimed for: a taut, funny, complicated night that leaves you befuddled… while hopefully making you think for a moment about how you think about your life.”
Tickets on sale now at www.TheaterOnTheEdge.org and prices range from $19 to $22.