Sep 222014


Hanna Bondarewska

(703) 475-4036; or

Eliza Anna Falk:

(703) 618-1160;Literary Associate

Washington, DC, September 17, 2014

–For immediate release—

Ambassador Theater Presents

US Premiere of


By Michele Riml

Will “justifiable” violence or passive resistance win the day? Who will survive?

Produced by Hanna Bondarewska

Directed by Joe Banno

Helen Hayes awarded director

Featuring: Ariana Almajan as Laura Whalen

Marlowe Vilchez as Raymond Stitt

WHERE: Mead Theater Lab at Flashpoint

916 G Street NW, Washington DC

WHEN: October 22 – November 16, 2014

October 22, 2014 Preview at 8 pm

October 23, 2014 at 8 pm, Opening  & Reception Follows

Saturday, October 25, 8 pm Press Night

Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8:00 pm; Matinees: Sundays at 2:00 pm

TICKETS: $8 – $40 Online:

For 16 + Audiences

Media/Press: please e-mail us to reserve your tickets!

“A riveting work by the Canadian author, Michele Riml, recipient of the JESSIE RICHARDSON AWARD 2008!

In Rage a pacifist school counselor is tested to the limits when confronted by a radical, suicidal student. How far would she go to defend her principles?A gripping duel between an adult and a teenager. A violent clash of values and viewpoints. Peace vs violence and fear vs courage. Extreme circumstance, extreme choice and a shocking finale.

Ambassador Theater is happy to present a Canadian author, Michele Riml, to American audiences, as a follow up of 2013 Helen Hayes Canadian Partnership Award. Michele Riml is a critically acclaimed playwright from Vancouver, Canada. Her plays include Under the Influence, Poster Boys, RAGE, Souvenirs, On the Edge, The Amaryllis, Henry and Alice: Into the Wild and the international hit Sexy Laundry, which has been produced in Canada, Poland, Germany, New Zealand, Iceland, Mexico and the USA. Originally produced by Green Thumb Theatre in Vancouver, RAGE was the winner of the 2005 Sydney Risk prize for Outstanding Original Play and has also been translated into French and German. Her plays for young audiences include The Skinny Lie, The Invisible Girl and Tree Boy. Michele was nominated for the 2008 Siminovitch Prize. She is represented by Colin Rivers at Marquis Entertainment in Toronto.

Ambassador Theater’s mission is to build international cultural awareness, provide a high standard of international repertoire based on close relations with the diplomatic and cultural representatives of different countries in the United States, and provide international interactive educational programs for the youth of the District of Columbia, the D.C. Metro area, and around the United States.ATICC is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization. For more information, visit