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Urban Stages Theater
259 West 30th Street (bet 7th and 8th Avenues)
For tickets, call Ovationtix, 1.866.811.4111

Urban Stages Adm. Office:
555 8th Avenue, #1800

The Oxford Roof Climber's Rebellionby Stephen Massicotte

A play about fighting for ‘home' in 1920, very much like fighting for ‘home' today.
Suffering the aftermath of war and foreseeing the dawning of new ones, Lawrence of Arabia and poet Robert Graves lay siege to a sleepy university town. Their demands? An end to imperialism for oil? Democracy? Or something more profoud -- the emancipation of the college deer or the freedom to fly politician's trousers from the pinnacles. Armed only with their wit and charm they determine to go mad, which is the only reasonable thing left to do in a world that's already done so.
"What life to lead and where to go. After the War, after the War?"
- Robert Graves
directed by ROGER DANFORTH
Cast: Dylan Chalfy, Stafford Clark-Price, Tom Cleary,
Erin Moon, George Morfogen

Roman Tatarowicz - Set Design
David Toser - Costume Design
Josh Bradford - Lighting Design
Daniel Baker & David Thomas - Sound Design
Alex Koch - Video Design
Dialect Design - Amy Stoller
Stage Manager - Dan Zittel
Props - Joe Osheroff

Frances Hil, Artistic Director, Urban Stages
Sonia Kozlova, Managing Director, Urban Stages

Urban Stages Theater: 259 West 30th Street, betw. 7th and 8th Ave.
Box Office open 30 minutes before each performance
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"The drama of this riveting play could not be more timely...excellent new play... first-rate performances" - Wilborn Hampton, The New York Times, Oct. 27, 2007
"These 95 minutes are among the most sophisticated and absorbing currently on a New York stage... it glows with an uncommon intelligence." Karl Levett, Backstage, Oct. 18, 2007

"Chillingly relevant ... Director Roger Danforth, with the help of a superb cast create a powerful theatrical experience" CurtainUp, Nov. 1, 2007
"good theater sometimes come in small packages. Massicotte is a talented new Canadian playwright who deserves to become better known in the US" stagestruck-nyc
"The script is good, and it seems that Massicotte did thorough research on Lawrence and Graves, and he provides a strong sense of the political climate of 1920 and post-war disenchantment in England, but beyond the research, it is an emotionally satisfying play as well. Wonderful cast, all 5 actors are fine, and it is a special treat to see the incomparable George Morfogen as Lord Curzon. … While I enjoyed "Ross", I found this play to be more emotionally engaging and of greater relevance.” TalkingBroadway, stagestrick-ny
Curzon:          If the Indians are to have India and the Arabs are to have Arabia, what are the British to have?
Lawrence:      For the life of me, I believe it was some where around here.  Do you think there's any hope in finding it again?
The Oxford Roof Climber's Rebellion, despite its harmless beginnings, brings the Arab Revolt dangerously close to the heart of the Empire.

The cast of The Oxford Roof Climber's Rebellion will include Dylan Chalfy (Ah, Wilderness! and The Rose Tattoo on Broadway:), Stafford Clark-Price (Denver Center: Measure for Measure; Arizona Theatre Company: 12th Night; The Geva Theatre: Hamlet), Erin Moon (The Acting Company, Ford's Theatre), George Morfogen (Royal Theater, the HBO hit "Oz"), and Tom Cleary (Greenwich Street Theatre, Hudson Theatre Guild).

The creative team for The Oxford Roof Climber's Rebellion includes Roman Tatarowicz (Set Design), David Toser (Costume Design), Josh Bradford (Lighting Design), Daniel Baker and David Thomas (Sound Design) and Alex Koch (Projections Design).
Stephen Massicotte's award winning plays include Mary's Wedding, Pervert and The Emperor of Atlantis. The Oxford Roof Climber's Rebellion recently received the 2007 Canadian Author's Association award for Best English-Language Play For Adults.  For more info on Stephen Massicotte or his plays please visit
Roger Danforth's New York directing credits include productions and workshops for EST, the New York Shakespeare Festival, Mint Theatre, Keen Company, Blue Heron Theatre, and his revival of Galt MacDermot's musical The Human Comedy for the York Theatre Company. He has served on the artistic staffs of Manhattan Ensemble Theater and the WPA Theatre.  Most recently, he directed the premiere of David Van Vleck's Four Beers (with Robert LuPone and Lee Wilkof) and All My Sons for Two River Theatre, selected as "One of the 10 Best Productions of 2006" by the New Jersey Star-Ledger.