FORTY-DEUCE

BY: Alan Bowne
DIRECTED BY: Michael S. Pieper

Opened July 2000

“Overall, its raw-meat acting stays true to a survivor story too real to be safe.” 

– Lawrence Bommer, Chicago Free Press 

CAST: Danny Belrose, Alex Present, Troy Lindsey, Michael McEvoy, Lyle Aker, Michael Quinn, Myles Leevy

LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Norwood
SOUND DESIGN: Bob Rokos
COSTUME DESIGN: Ensemble
SET DESIGN: Michael Pieper
STAGE MANAGER: Kevin Byrne
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Alex Present/ Peat Wolleanger

A powerful and fascinating excursion into the nightmare world of male prostitution. These boys live on the bitter edge with survival, a matter of day and night doubt.

A hotel room, a john, four hustlers, their manager and a dead body all add up to a night of hell.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:

Alan Bowne was an American playwright and author. He wrote many plays, including Beirut, Forty-Deuce, Sharon and Billy, and The Beany and Cecil Show. Among his screen credits are Mixed Blood and Spike of Bensonhurst. He also wrote the novel Wally Wonderstruck. Bowne died of complications related to AIDS at the age of forty four.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Michael S. Pieper has been developing and teaching his method of acting in the Midwest and west coast since 1988. Michael headed up the Acting Program at the Second City Training Center for the last 22 years. He received his Masters of Fine Arts in Directing from the United States International University of San Diego where he also was on the faculty for eight years. He was the Artistic Director of the North Coast Conservatory Theatre in San Diego, the Resident Director/Artistic Associate at the Trap Door Theatre and Artistic Director of the Boxer Rebellion Theatre, both in Chicago. Michael has directed over 98 productions and acted in over 40 productions.