Allie Mulholland as Jim Stark

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2005
Press contact: David Gibbs
DARR Publicity Group (718) 721-7907

STAGE VERSION OF
REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE
COMES TO THEATRE ROW

BARELY BALANCING ARTISTS GROUP
BRINGS CLASSIC TALE OF TEENAGE REBELLION TO 42ND STREET

New York, NY - Fifty years after James Dean and Natalie Wood made cinematic history in the film version of Rebel Without A Cause, Barely Balancing Artists Group is bringing this classic story to The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) running from October 6-30, 2005.

Set in the 1950s, Rebel Without a Cause is the story of Jim Stark, a lonely, conflicted teenager from a “good family” who finds himself in yet another new town, trying to make sense of his surroundings and finding nothing but trouble and a mixed bag of friends. In a whirlwind period of twenty-four hours, Jim discovers true love and great tragedy. Jim Stark is often referred to as the first accurately represented teenager in film, and he remains the ultimate representation of a misunderstood youth growing up in a modern world.

Barely Balancing Artists, a non-profit theater company, was established specifically to bring this classic to the New York stage for the 50th Anniversary of the film’s release. Earlier this year, members of the cast took part in the documentary, Being James Dean, which will air across Europe in September. In June, members of the cast also performed at the first ever Dean Fest in Dean’s birthplace, Marion, Indiana.

The stage version of Rebel Without a Cause was written by James Fuller from the screenplay by Stewart Stern, which was originally adapted by Irving Shulman from a story by Nicholas Ray. The play is co-directed by Brian Stites and Joshua Coleman.

Leading the cast are Allie Mulholland, Joshua Coleman and Erin Cunningham. In supporting roles are Adeline Drescher, Valerie Cirillo, Selena C. Dukes, Stan Andrew, Gio Crisafulli, Swann Gruen, Peter Bongiorno, Jamie Effros, Jonathan Maccia, and Major Dodge. Rebel is being produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.

PERFORMANCE INFO:
THE LION THEATRE
in the Theatre Row Complex
410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues)
October 6-30, 2005 (Thursdays-Saturdays @ 8pm, Sundays @ 2pm, Mondays @ 8pm)
Tickets: $50. Call (212) 279-4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com
For more info on the play visit www.rebelwithoutacause.net
Running time: 1 hour & 45 minutes
Trains: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, N, Q, R, S, W to 42nd Street
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