"Savage in Limbo" Plays At Willamette

"Savage in Limbo" opens at Willamette University Theatre Feb. 20th.

Directed by Ted DeChatelet, the play tells the story of Denise Savage, a "wild-haired, strong, belligerent and scared 32-year-old virgin" who passes a tumultuous evening with four old acquaintances in a decrepit New York bar.

The play is highly theatrical and both vulgar and poetic in its use of adult language and unpredictable twists.

John Patrick Shanley, whose screenplay for "Moonstruck" won both the Writer's Guild Award and an Academy Award for best original screenplay, wrote the provocative play.

Play dates are Feb. 20-22, 27-28 and March 1 at 8 p.m. The Feb. 23 and March 2 matinees begin at 2 p.m.

Tickets range from $3 to $10. For ticket information, call 503-370-6221.

DeChatelet has worked as a professional actor both in New York City and for various regional theatres such as Classic Stage Company, Buffalo Studio Arena, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and the Shakespeare Festivals of Colorado, North Carolina, Illinois, Georgia and Connecticut. Most recently DeChatelet originated the role of Jaisu in the world premiere of David Ives' "Polish Joke" at A CONTEMPORARY THEATRE in Seattle. DeChatelet has trained extensively with the Society of American Fight Directors and has choreographed fights at several theatres across the country including Queens Theatre in the Park, 23rd Street Playhouse and Theatre 3 in New York City, Illinois Opera Theatre and Illinois Repertory Theatre. DeChatelet received his MFA in acting from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and has studied acting with Wynn Handman in New York City. DeChatelet is a member of the Actor's Equity Association and is currently represented by the Erhart Talent agency in Portland, Ore.