THE CLUB

Australian Made Entertainment Presents

DAVID WILLIAMSONíS
THE CLUB

Directed by ANDREW H. LYONS
Produced by KATHLEEN FOSTER & MATTHEW FOSTER

Featuring

SAMUEL DOUGLAS CLARK, MATTHEW FOSTER, MARC LeVASSEUR
PETER REZINKOFF, DAVID SEDGWICK, ANDREW JUSTIN SMITH

Scenic Design: TRAVIS BELL
Costume Design: EMILY ROSE PARMAN
Lighting Design: ANTHONY FREITAS
Sound Design: DAVID GREEN
Stage Manager: MARC EARDLEY
Assistant Stage Manager: ERICA PALMER

Urban Stages
259 West 30th Street (between Seventh & Eighth Avenues)
(800) 838-3006 or www.TheClub.BrownPaperTickets.com
September 12 -27, 2014

The game is on! Although set in 1977 Melbourne, David Williamsonís THE CLUB is a timely satire about corporate greed and corruption. In a boardroom where decisions are made about an Australian Rules football team that have very little to do with sports, a coach (David Sedgwick) fights for his job even though he has publicly announced his resignation. Gerry (Marc LeVasseur) is mediating (or manipulating?) between the coach, the president (Matthew Foster) and a former football star who now serves on the Board (Peter Renikoff). Samuel Douglas Clark and Andrew Justin Smith round out this fine cast as two players caught in the middle or perhaps playing their own game.

Clever writing and excellent execution make this an interesting observation of human nature and corporate shenanigans. Amidst back-stabbing, snide gossiping, ego flaunting, breast-beating, and spin controlling, a plot unfolds that reveals nothing is as it seems. Unraveling the scheme is part of the fun. In light of todayís sports scandals and resultant cover ups, you canít help but wonder just how far we are willing to go in the name of the game. And as you realize that big bucks constantly lure us to cross the line, THE CLUB exposes that the majority of the games are never played on the field.

- Laurie Lawson -