This December and January, Theater For The New City will produce Beltsville/Rockville, Part 1: Rise of the Goatman, an original play by Englewood resident Matt Okin. In this pseudo-Southern Gothic dark comedy, a vibrant group of teens from two very different suburban neighborhoods clash over class differences, drugs, and sex - and the existence of the legendary 'Goatman' in 1986. Cut to 2013, and the adolescent kids of those very same teens are struggling to make sense of their family histories - and the same "mythological" creature - that could be holding them back in life.
Prior to this NYC production, Beltsville/Rockville, Part 1: Rise of the Goatman was workshopped as a staged reading at Black Box Performing Arts Center in Teaneck in August 2017, and again in July 2018.
For this NYC run, Okin has assembled a stellar cast of NJ and NYC residents: Sam Cancelarich, Tyler Fuentes, Michael Gardiner, Sara Giacomini, Klara Gribetz, Cassandra Guglielmo, Bryan Jahnke, Nachi Lederer, Miranda Luze, Danielle MacMath, Sean Mannix, Bailey Shada, Ben Shanblatt, and Eliana Swartz.
Beltsville/Rockville, Part 1: Rise of the Goatman will run Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm from December 27 to January 13 at TNC’s Community Space Theater (155 First Avenue, NY, NY, 10003). Tickets are $18. For tickets and more information, please visit: theaterforthenewcity.net or call: 212-254-1109