Written by: Adam Purvis
Directed by: Akia

How far will someone go to outrun guilt? How long can the most unlikely of friendships survive in the streets?
Rising Sun, who brought you the acclaimed revivals of “An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein”, the New York Innovative Theatre Awards nominated “Shape of Things” (2004), and the critically acclaimed hit “Hellcab”, continues its tradition of bringing off beat stories to life, breaks new ground with a brand new play about desperation and survival in the most brutal of worlds.

This is the story of Jack & Benji, two companions brought together out of tragic circumstances, one with a guilt ridden conscience and dark past, the other with only the present and surviving in his scope. Each depending on the other in a very real and extreme way, Jack a recovering addict is running from a tragic accident leaving him to care for Benji an autistic man with no comprehension of the reality facing them both. Benji in turn cares and nurtures Jack in ways he never expects making their fight for survival not only a literal but an emotional one. As Jack struggles with navigating the role of caretaker and outrunning his demons, he slowly discovers that his need for Benji may not only be redeeming himself but a need for love.

Can Jack redeem himself, survive and still be the caretaker for another?
Find out in A’Spress……

What the Critics Have to Say about Rising Sun
“Intense and out-there, and just never lets up” .. NYtheatre.com
“Well worth the audience’s time and money” & “Deeply Honest” …Oobr.com
“A little gem hidden in the dark Under St. Mark’s”.. L Magazine
“if the unusual is what you crave head down to UNDER St. Mark’s for the ride of your life!” .. NYcool.com
“A number of excellent performances” – Deborah Greenhut
"The ten ”..in terms of its ambition, the piece is pretty spectacular". Martin Denton NYTheatre.com
"..intriguing sketches veer from the expected path by choosing small-scale, offbeat anecdotes to illustrate larger issues." Backstage
The Online Entertainment Guide calls Rising Sun the most popular Off-Off-Broadway performance company!!