Now Playing: Red Speedo

The Road Theatre Company Presents

RED SPEEDO

By Lucas Hnath

Directed by Joe Banno

Ray’s swum his way to the eve of the Olympic trials. If he makes the team, he’ll get a deal with Speedo. If he gets a deal with Speedo, he’ll never need a real job. So when someone’s stash of performance-enhancing drugs is found in the locker room fridge, threatening the entire team’s Olympic fate, Ray has to crush the rumors or risk losing everything. A sharp and stylish play about swimming, survival of the fittest, and the American dream of a level playing field—or of leveling the field yourself.

Cast:

Ray – Adam Peltier

Peter – Coronado Romero

Coach – Jason E. Kelley

Lydia – Kimberly Alexander

Assistant Director: Susie Lever

DESIGN TEAM

Scenic Design: Stephen Gifford

Lighting Design: Derrick McDaniel

Sound Design: Chris Moscatiello

Costume Design: Mary Jane Miller

Fight Choreographer: Bjorn Johnson

Property Master: Tally McCormack

Stage Manager: Maurie Gonzalez

ALTERNATE CAST

Ray- Stephen Tyler Howell

Peter- Brian Majestic

Coach- Albie Selznick

Lydia- Lizzy Kimball

RED SPEEDO is produced by Donna Simone Johnson and Maurie Gonzalez

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Shows run Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.

Alternate Cast runs every Thursday night at 8pm

May 31st thru June 28th

RED SPEEDO Cast Interviews

 

Jason E. Kelley

What challenges are you facing as you prepare?

On paper, Coach is fairly straightforward and the least complex role… if he’s played by a typical coach who never competed.  As an ex-athlete w/ a friend who won Olympic Gold, I’m approaching him as they guy who got REAL close to making the Sydney Games but lost to 3 guys who he knew were on drugs.  Finding places to let that subtext rise but not take over is tough.  Additionally, there are some rapid fire sections btw Coach & Peter that have zero margin for error. Miss one cue and the whole moment falls apart. It’s like 2 people walking parallel tight ropes between two buildings with 50mph winds and throwing rocks at each other.

What do you feel is the message of the play?

The Cost Of Winning At All Costs

What do you hope audiences will take away?

That this is not so clearly a black and white area for athletes who’ve lived under the pressure to perform and win. That when money, fame and respect are at stake, inside of a culture which views winning like a Constitutional Right, some athletes will compromise for victory. And why wouldn’t they?  The chant is We Are #1! not We Are Morally Sound!  I hope the audience comes away asking just how responsible are we as a culture to the culture of compromise.

 

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Through the Eye of a Needle Cast/Crew Interviews

The Road on Lankershim is proud to present the world premiere family drama Through the Eye of a Needle by Jami Brandli. The play opened Friday March 23 and has been extended through May 26. Over the next several weeks we will continue to spotlight those associated with this show. This week we shine the light on the director veteran Roadie Ann Hearn.

Ann Hearn

Talk about what the playwright has achieved.

“Jami (Brandli) navigates between beautiful opposites.  The recognizable situations:  difficult holidays, family members attempting (and maybe failing) to cope, the quarrels between parents and children, and between spouses, and all our expectations for those holidays.  This set against the unfamiliar that we can only horribly imagine:  loss, estrangement, those we count on who may let us down when we most need it.

From holiday chaos comes miraculous clarity and the gift of how things can fall out in the universe to give us the healing and support we need.  Jami mixes crushing hurt and joyful humor; it is a journey audiences seem grateful to take with our Ft. Lee, New Jersey family.”

 What do you hope audiences will take away?

“A bit of knowledge and curiosity about things they may not know much about.  And that healing can come in unexpected ways … and that hopeless is not necessarily so.”

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Now Playing: Through The Eye Of A Needle

NOW EXTENDED THRU MAY 26TH!!

The Road Theatre Company Presents

The World Premiere of

THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE

By Jami Brandli

Directed By Ann Hearn

A semi-finalist for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference.

The Keen family is dealing with the recent tragedy concerning their daughter, Dana, a navy corpsman in the Iraq War. Larry copes with a tumbler of scotch, or five, Barbara sets an extra plate setting and Samantha, their teenage daughter, secretly uses Twitter to create a protest.  Then Nasser, an Iraqi refugee, arrives at their door unannounced on Christmas Eve.   As the family fights over whether or not to keep Nasser’s “gift”, tempers fly and secrets are revealed.  Will the Keens be pulled further apart or will they find grace and redemption in this intriguing family dramedy?

CAST

Barbara Keen – Meeghan Holaway*
Dana Keen – Kara Hume
Samantha Keen – Kaitlin Huwe
Larry Keen – David Gianopoulos*
Pastor Bill Towers – Chet Grissom*
Shirley Towers – Stephanie Erb*
Nasser Nouri – Erica Mathlin

Assistant Director: Tom Knickerbocker

 

DESIGN TEAM

Scenic Design: Pete Hickok

Lighting Design: Derrick McDaniel

Costume Design: Mary Jane Miller

Sound Design: David B. Marling

Props: Megan Moran & Christine Joëlle

Food Wrangler: Samuel Martin Lewis

Stage Manager: Melelani Satsuma

Assistant Stage Manager: Adam Duarte

Dialect Coach: Andrea Odinov Fuller

 

ALTERNATE CAST

Barbara Keen – Elizabeth Herron*
Dana Keen – Sorel Carradine
Samantha Keen – Melelani Satsuma
Larry Keen – Bart Tangredi*
Pastor Bill Towers – Brian Graves*
Shirley Towers – Lizzy Kimball
Nasser Nouri – Cherish Monique Duke*

 

THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE is produced by Mia Fraboni and Tracey Silver

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

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Now Playing at
The Road on Lankershim!

 

Show runs Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm,
Sundays at 2pm

 

Alternate Cast runs Thursday nights at
8pm from April 5th thru May 10th

 

Run Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes with a 10 minute intermission.