It’s Halloween, and half-brothers Mike “20-20” and Billy “Torch” are holed up in an abandoned crack den on the Lower East Side. They’ve got three kilos of smack, blood on their hands and New York’s biggest drug lord on their tail. With nowhere to turn, Mike calls his old friend Tony ‘T’ from Brooklyn to get them out of their mess.
When the man arrives and the night draws in, stories are swapped, loyalties are tested and the bleakness of their criminal lives threatens to envelop them forever. The cast for the UK première of Riff Raff by award-winning actor Laurence Fishburne, at the Arcola Theatre will be Ariyon Bakare as Tony, Karl Collins as Mike and Eugene O’Hare as Billy. Fishburne’s powerful hit play about New York’s criminal underworld is presented by new theatre company Alarum.
Info: Laurence Fishburne’s Riff Raff is at Arcola Theatre, Studio 3, 27 Arcola Street, London E8 2DJ | Date: 06 – 24 April 2010 | Time: 8.15pm | www.arcolatheatre.com
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