The Root, part thriller, part black comedy, is a gritty, urban story of one man’s redemption, albeit, at a steep price. At times horrifying, and at other times, hysterical, The Root is a captivating examination of greed, brutality, and the American dream.
"A smart, tightly written and thoroughly engrossing modern morality play." - Asbury Park Daily
"One hot squirm on the edge of your seat thriller." - Star Ledger
- Gun Shots
- Strong Language
- Minimum Fee: $90 per performance
- Time Period: Present Day
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: A garage in Brooklyn at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge.
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- All Male
- Ensemble cast
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
First produced at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, N.J., "The Root" opened as a guest production at the Atlantic Theater in Chelsea. Produced by Daryl Roth, directed by Matthew Penn; set by Deborah Jasien; lighting by Donald Holder; costumes by David Loveless; sound by Doug Cuomo; production stage manager, Chris DeCamillis. Presented by Daryl Roth.