The Drunken City

On yet another blurry evening of partying, three twenty-something brides-to-be discover how quickly the world can change after a chance encounter with two handsome strangers. Battalion Theater dances with life and alcohol in Adam Bock’s hilarious comedy The Drunken City, exporing the honesty that erupts at the intersection of liberation and libation.


Emma Johnson (Director): Emma is delighted to be making her New York City directing debut with Battalion Theatre. Previous directing credits include Mary Stuart, Romeo & Juliet, Opus and The Five Incarnations of King Midas. As an actor, Emma has appeared in Medea, Phaedra, King Lear, Lady Windermere's Fan, Talk, The Visit, and Stand And Unfold Yourself. Most recently she developed and performed Fear No More --an original, one woman show. Emma is the recipient of the 2014 Weston Fine Art Award for Directing, and the T. Carpenter Prize for Elocution. Born and bred in Malta, she is a proud alum of Brown University and the United World College movement. This time, Emma would like to thank Gerrit

Gerrit Thurston (Assistant Director): Gerrit is a Brooklyn/NYC based actor. He has trained at Brown University?s Reperatory Theatre, Eugene O?neill National Theatre Institute, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Recent credits include Straight White Men (developed with and directed by Young Jean Lee), Speed-The-Plow (The Rep Project, directed by Skylar Fox), and The Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Brown University, directed by Marcus Gardley).

Stephanie Card (Choreographer): is a New York based actor, singer, and choreographer. Recent choreography credits include: A Hand in My Heart (Cracked Kettle Prods., NYC); Little Shop of Horrors (assoc. chor.), Pirates of Penzance, The Map of Lost Things (world premiere), and The Little Prince all at The Hangar Theater. Performance credits include Vanities! (Sparrow Productions, NYC), The King and I (Atlanta TOTS), Crazy for You (Maltz Jupiter Theater), and The Jazz Happening (Jacob's Pillow)

Elena Kritter (Melissa): Elena is thrilled to be working alongside Battalion in her Off-Broadway Debut! Many thanks to all of her family and friends for all of their love and support. Recent credits include "A Family Affair" (13th St. Repertory Theatre Company), and First Lord, Ensemble in ?As You Like It? (Shakespeare on the Sound). Elena is a graduate of the William Esper Studio, and holds a B.A. from Lynchburg College.

Dan Gonon (FRANK): Dan is a recent graduate from Brown University where he received a BA in Theatre Arts. His one-man show TRAMP(ED), in which he played Charlie Chaplin, was selected for the 2012 United Solo Theatre Festival at Off Broadway's Theatre Row. Other credits include: Jake in The Understudy (Battalion Theatre) and Bobby Gould in Speed the Plow (The Rep Project). He would like to thank the cast and crew for their dedication to and passion for this amazing project and his family for their support.

Gadi Rubin (Eddie): Gadi is an actor, director, producer, and musician originally from Manhattan. He directed Battalion Theatre's first production,The Understudy. Recent stage credits include:A User?s Guide to Hell, featuring Bernard Madoff(Project Y Theatre Company), Macbeth (The NYC Globe Theatre), and As You Like It (Edison Theatre). Recent TV credits include: Greatest Mysteries (Travel Channel) and Deadly Sins(Discovery Channel). 

Kullan Edberg (Marnie): Kullan  is a recent graduate of the Stella Adler Studios through NYU Tisch School of the Arts.  Recent stage credits include Roxanne in The Understudy (The Kraine Theater), Betsy/Lindsay in Clybourne Park (Hangar Theatre), Never Sleep Alone (Joe's Pub), and William Wallace in Braveheart (BTP). Endless thanks to this wonderful team for their passion, commitment, and debauchery. 

Conrad (Bob): has trained intensively with tutors from The Actor's Studio Drama School, Susan Batson Studio, The Bristol Old Vic UK and the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Credits include; Canary (New Theatre, Sydney), Respect 101 (Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner) and The Reckoning (Winner - Best Director: John V. Soto - British Independent Film Festival). He is currently producing, co-writing and starring in a new series titled Then That Happened, with the film company he helped establish called Little y Film.

Christine Spang (Linda): Christine is delighted to be making her debut with the Battalion Theatre Company. She graduated NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she trained at the Stella Adler Studio and Stonestreet Studio. She recently contributed to the indie feature, Fort Tilden, which won grand Jury at SXSW, and currently can be seen in a few web series. Many thanks to the creative team and cast! 

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