The Bad + The Better

Written by Derek Ahonen
Directed by Daniel Aukin

June 14 – July 21, 2012
The Peter Jay Sharp Theater

A riveting detective noir centered around the Lang brothers. One with everything to lose. One with everything to prove. Both in too deep. Set in the basements, balconies and bars where secrets are whispered and revealed, join a group of local anarchists, law enforcement officials and political power players. All are waging war: against injustice, corruption and, ultimately, the people they love the most. When it comes to the bad and the better… what’s the difference?


Byron Anthony | William Apps | Clyde Baldo | Reuben Barsky | Selene Beretta | Penny Bittone | Regina Blandon | Ugo Chukwu | Wade Dunham | Edgar Eguia | James Kautz | Christopher Lanceley | David Lanson | Nick Lawson | Sarah Lemp | Judy Merrick | David Nash | Cassandra Paras | James Rees | Sarah Roy | Dan Stern | Anna Stromberg | Kelley Swindall | Jordan Tisdale | Vanessa Vache | Chris Wharton


Set Designer: Alfred Schatz | Lighting Designer: Natalie Robin | Costume Designer: Moria Clinton | Sound Designer: Phil Carluzzo | Props Designer: Judy Merrick | Assistant Lighting Designer: Jenna Lloyd | Assistant Costume Designer: Christopher Metzger | Fight Choreographer: Lisa Kopitsky | Assistant to the Director: Sam Shane | Assistant to the Director: Joanna Tomasz | Production Stage Manager: Whitney Dearden | Assistant Stage Manager: Nick Trotta | Assistant Stage Manager: Christina Bracco | Master Electrician: Amanda Clegg Lyon | Wardrobe Supervisor: Jamie Torres | Electrics Crew: Nick Kolin, Carly McCollow, Stephanie Palmer, Rob Signom, Chris Tompkin


“Chinatown on Ritalin! The Amoralists make a rare and rewarding foray above 14th Street.”

The New York Times

“The Bad and the Better is a complex symphony that should be marveled at.”

New York Press

“Nutty brilliance! A distinctive mix of hyper-realism, satire, brash violence and unexpected tenderness.”

New York Post

“Highly entertaining. Dark, funny, chaotic theatrical event. Fasten your seat belts!”

Associated Press

From the Show

All photos by Russ Rowland