Cool Hand Luke

Archived Show


Produced by:
Godlight Theatre Company
May 05 - May 31, 2015
Run Time:
0 Hour, 0 Minute
Showing in Theater

Show Info

Based on his acclaimed novel
Adapted by Emma Reeves
Directed by Joe Tantalo

with Kristina Doelling, Lars Drew, Lawrence Jansen, Mike Jansen, Ken King, Nick Paglino, Jason Stanley, Julia Torres, Brett Warnke and Jarrod Zayas

Direct from a sold-out showing in Brooklyn, Drama Desk Award winner Godlight Theatre Company returns to 59E59 Theaters with the New York premiere adaptation of Donn Pearce's searing novel, Cool Hand Luke, the hard-hitting story of a true original. Under the scorching Florida sun, Boss Godfrey watches the chain gang and keeps his eye on Cool Hand Luke - war hero, trouble-maker, and inspiration to his fellow inmates - just the kind of man the Boss needs to crush. For Luke's defiance and harrowing escapes bring the hope of freedom to his fellow inmates. This powerful, new adaptation for the stage by Emma Reeves is a raw, uncompromising tale of sticking it to "The Man."

Photo Caption: Cast in COOL HAND LUKE
Photo: Jason Woodruff
Photo Caption: Cast in COOL HAND LUKE
Photo: Jason Woodruff
Photo Caption: Cast in COOL HAND LUKE
Photo: Jason Woodruff
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Producing Company

Godlight Theatre Company

Godlight Theatre Company was formed for the purposes of fostering community appreciation for drama and the performing arts. Godlight is committed to bring new and underperformed texts to the stage by creating original adaptations of modern classical literature from the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as commissioning new dramatic works from emerging talent. The ensemble and creative team of Godlight Theatre Company explore new plays informed by the issues of life in contemporary America.

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"the physical setting is impressively rendered." - New York Post

"a powerful piece of theater." - What's On Off-Broadway

"director joe tantalo's striking, minimalist production... marvelously relies on purely theatrical imaginative devices." - Theater Scene

"a powerful piece of theater."  - What's On Off-Broadway