(Sept 26 - Oct 12)

by Neal Bell          

Directed by Edward Elefterion

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SHEILA JOON (Doris) is thrilled to be working with this incredible group of artists. New York: Lunar Energy Productions, Primary Stage
s, Judith Shakespeare, Theater 1010, The Brick, MTS, Theatreworks USA, The Shaw Project, Theatre For a New City, etc. Regional: The McCarter Theatre, George St. Playhouse, The Annex Theatre. Current Film and Web-Series: THE CHANTICLEER by Becky Lane, SH*T JANE AUSTEN SAYS, the multi-award winning film PLAN B by Sarah-Rose Meredith. Sheila lives in lovely Brooklyn with her husband Bennett and their dog Miles. Special thanks to Ed.


ABIGAIL WAHL (Lorna) is an Ohio native and holds READY FOR THE RIVER close to her heart. She is hu
mbled and blessed to work with Ed & Rabbit Hole Ensemble to revive Neal Bell's beautifully haunting play. Theatre credits include: THE LITTLE PRINCE, THE RIMERS OF ELDRICH, WHALE MUSIC, OVID’S METAMORPHOSES, LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST. Currently working on a film adaptation of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA video game series. Stage combat enthusiast and romance novel narrator. Recent NYU/Stella Adler grad with double major in Theatre and Medieval & Renaissance Studies.

BRAD MAKAROWSKI (Ted/Hall). New York: DESIGN YOUR KITCHEN (The Flea), BOTH YOUR HOUSES (Metropolitan Playhouse), R.U.R., CAE
SAR & CLEOPATRA (Resonance Ensemble), THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE, MOONCHILDREN (Attic Theatre Co.), THE GIRL FROM NASHVILLE (EBE Ensemble). Regional: Asolo Rep, People’s Light, Banyan Theatre, Depot Theatre.  Film: Me, You & the Road  TV: “Redrum”. MFA - FSU/Asolo Conservatory.

PAUL TIESLER (Man in Ski Mask/Walter).  Paul is thrilled to be a part of Ready for the River making his return to the New York stage
. Paul would like to thank Ed for this wonderful opportunity. Broadway credits include: A Doll’s House, Peter Pan, A Christmas Carol. New York Shakespeare Festival: A Winter’s Tale, TV: Law and Order: SVU/CI Theater: Casper the Musical w/ Chita Rivera. Hofstra University: Jacob-Awake and Sing, Gloucester/King Lewis XI The War of the Roses, Smitty in Great White Hope, and Freud in Hysteria, El Fayoumy Last Days Thanks to Ed, Nikki, Richard, the cast and family and friends for their support.



RAGGED DICK, ON THE BUM, and SOMEWHERE IN THE PACIFIC, have appeared at Playwrights Horizons and Classic Stage Company in New York, and at regional theaters including Berkeley Repertory, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, and Actors Theaterof Louisville, where his ten-minute play OUT THE WINDOW was a co-winner of the 1990 Heideman Award. Mr Bell has been a playwright-in-residence at the Yale School of Drama, and has taught playwriting at New York University, Playwrights Horizons Theater School, and the 42nd Street Collective. He is currently a member of the Theater Department faculty at Duke University. A recipient of fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment and the Guggenheim Foundation, Mr Bell was awarded an Obie Award in 1992 for sustained achievement in playwriting.


EDWARD ELEFTERION is the Artistic Director and founding member of Rabbit Hole Ensemble, a critically acclaimed
Brooklyn-based theatre company. Awards: NYIT (New York Innovative Theatre) Award for Outstanding Director, 2008; MITF (Midtown International Theatre Festival) Award for Outstanding Direction, 2007.  Nominations: Outstanding Choreography / Movement, NYIT Awards 2009, and Outstanding Lighting, MITF 2007.  Publications: ALONE, BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES, THE SIBLINGS, and A ROPE IN THE ABYSS. Notable productions: THE TRAGIC STORY OF DOCTOR FRANKENSTEIN, CANDIDE AMERICANA (FringeNYC 2009); SHADOW OF HIMSELF (world premiere by Neal Bell), BIG THICK ROD (FringeNYC 2008), THE NIGHT OF NOSFERATU, THE TRANSFORMATION OF DOCTOR JEKYLL (FringeNYC 2006); THE SIBLINGS (MITF 2006). Memberships: Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC); Lincoln Center Directors Lab; New York Theatre Workshop's Usual Suspects.  Education: BFA from NYU's TISCH School of the Arts; MFA from Indiana University. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Hofstra University where he has served on the faculty since 2001.