The BAd and the better

Written by Derek Ahonen
Directed by Daniel Aukin

June 14 – July 21, 2012
The Peter Jay Sharp Theater

A riveting detective noir centered around the Lang brothers. One with everything to lose. One with everything to prove. Both in too deep. Set in the basements, balconies and bars where secrets are whispered and revealed, join a group of local anarchists, law enforcement officials and political power players. All are waging war: against injustice, corruption and, ultimately, the people they love the most. When it comes to the bad and the better… what’s the difference?


Byron Anthony | William Apps | Clyde Baldo | Reuben Barsky | Selene Beretta | Penny Bittone | Regina Blandon | Ugo Chukwu | Wade Dunham | Edgar Eguia | James Kautz | Christopher Lanceley | David Lanson | Nick Lawson | Sarah Lemp | Judy Merrick | David Nash | Cassandra Paras | James Rees | Sarah Roy | Dan Stern | Anna Stromberg | Kelley Swindall | Jordan Tisdale | Vanessa Vache | Chris Wharton



“Chinatown on Ritalin! The Amoralists make a rare and rewarding foray above 14th Street.”


“Nutty brilliance! A distinctive mix of hyper-realism, satire, brash violence and unexpected tenderness.”

“The Bad and the Better is a complex symphony that should be marveled at.”

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“Highly entertaining. Dark, funny, chaotic theatrical event. Fasten your seat belts!”

Production Team:

Assistant to the Director: Sam Shane
Assistant to the Director: Joanna Tomasz
Production Stage Manager: Whitney Dearden
Assistant Stage Manager: Nick Trotta
Assistant Stage Manager: Christina Bracco
Master Electrician: Amanda Clegg Lyon
Wardrobe Supervisor: Jamie Torres
Electrics Crew: Nick Kolin, Carly McCollow, Stephanie Palmer, Rob Signom, Chris Tompkin
Fight Choreographer: Lisa Kopitsky

Design Team:

Set Designer: Alfred Schatz
Lighting Designer: Natalie Robin
Costume Designer: Moria Clinton
Sound Designer: Phil Carluzzo
Props Designer: Judy Merrick
Assistant Lighting Designer: Jenna Lloyd
Assistant Costume Designer: Christopher Metzger  


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