One Weekend Only

The Rimers of Eldritch

by Lanford Wilson

Performance Dates
Fri Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm
Sat Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm
Sun Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm
$12 advance ($15 at door)
on sale now
or call Brown Paper Tickets at 800.838.3006
performance venue
Beverly J. Martin Elementary
Albany & Buffalo Sts.
Ithaca, NY
(wheelchair accessible)
Abel McSurely Bradshaw
Arthur Bicknell
Bella Nelkin-Paperno
Caitlin Mallory
Claire Saloff-Coste
Elizabeth Livesay
Eric Hambury
Ian Remmers
Judith Andrew
Karen Veaner
Lloyd Harris
Marlo Del Toro
Moira Lang
Nancy Preston
Rachel Gould
RM Fury
Teddy Galanthay
“…a dark, brooding contemplation of a small ghostly town frozen in time and place” (NY Times)
Incognita travels to the stage at Beverly J. Martin Elementary for the opening production of its sixth season, Pultizer Prize winning playwright Lanford Wilson's lyrical and haunting portrait of a dying town, The Rimers of Eldritch.

Wilson was one of the leading playwrights of the later 20th century, writer of a string of character-driven plays strongly linked to place, who has often been compared to Chekov. His better known works include Hot L Baltimore, Talley's Folly, The Fifth of July and Burn This.

Eldritch, once a boom town in the coal mining days, is now down to only 70 souls. The old are losing touch, the young are looking for better lives, most are just hanging on. A mystery and a shooting bring old divisions to the surface. Heartbreak and strange beauty swirl through Lanford Wilson's symphony of voices.

Ithaca High School students Claire Saloff-Coste and Teddy Galanthay head the cast as Eva and Robert, two shy teenagers with a troubled relationship. Other high school students in the cast are Bella Nelkin-Paperno (Trumansburg) as Patsy, “the prettiest girl in Centerville High” and Caitlin Mallory (Lehman Alternative School) as her best friend, Lena. Saloff-Coste and Mallory both appeared in Incognita's production of Romeo & Juliet. Portraying the town hermit, Skelly, is Arthur Bicknell (Stage Manager, Our Town).

Filling out the 17-actor ensemble are Abel McSurely Bradshaw, Elizabeth Livesay, Ian Remmers, Judith Andrew, Karen Veaner, Lloyd Harris, Marlo Del Toro, Moira Lang, Nancy Preston, Rachel Gould, and R.M. Fury.

Incognita's Artistic Director Ross Haarstad directs, with stage management by Sophia Trantillo and Ivy Stevens.

This exciting cast carries with them a history of roles in school plays, Running To Places, The Homecoming Players, Ithaca Shakespeare Company, Wolf's Mouth, Kitchen Theatre, and Theatre Incognita, among others.

Performances are Friday & Saturday, April 24 & 25 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, April 26 at 4:00 pm. Advance tickets ($12) are available online at or by calling 1-800-838-3006 (Brown Paper Tickets).. Tickets will also be available at the door for $15. Beverly J. Martin is located in downtown Ithaca on the corner of Albany and Buffalo Streets.

Theatre Incognita is a community-based company dedicated to using local artists and providing a diversity of voices on stage while expanding the boundaries of where and how theater is made.