Now Playing: Stupid Kid by Sharr White
What are people saying about
“Explosive. Masterful. Thrilling. Brave. Wonderful.”
– The Los Angeles Times
“If you want to see a show that shakes you clear to the bone do not miss Stupid Kid
at the Road theater. It is brutally honest and the performances are all extraordinary
…Not recommended for the faint of heart.”- Gary Lee Reed
“All I’m sayin’ is you gotta see it.” – Peri Gilpin
“Every play I have seen at The Road, at either location, has been wonderful,
so it’s no surprise that “Stupid Kid” is so brilliant and I strongly recommend that
you make sure to book your tickets soon. ” – Javier Ronceros, NoHoArtsDistrict.com
“In its World Premiere, this compelling drama grabs your attention from the first moment
… and never lets go!” – Pat Taylor, Tolucan Times
“If you enjoy great writing and acting you would be stupid to miss Stupid Kid.”
– Rob Stevens, haineshisway.com
By Sharr White
Directed by Cameron Watson
After 14 years in prison for a crime he swears he didn’t commit, Chick returns home
to find his flat-broke family under the thumb of his dangerous Unclemike.
A rollicking Gothic Western tale of a family isolated by shame,
STUPID KID explores power, guilt and the limits of maternal love.
*Mature Content Advisory*
Chick – Ben Theobald
Eddie – Joe Hart
Gigi – Taylor Gilbert
Unclemike – Rob Nagle
Hazel – Allison Blaize
Frannie Hawker – Michelle Gillette
Set Design by Jeff McLaughlin
Lighting Design by Jared Sayeg
Sound Design by Chris Moscatiello
Costume Design by Kate Bergh
Properties Design by Michael O’Hara
STUPID KID is produced by Kevin Shipp and Madeline Fair.
STUPID KID runs through Sunday, November 12 at the Road Theatre on Magnolia,
located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood.
Now Playing: Stupid Kid Interviews
The Road Theatre on Magnolia is proud to present a world premiere play by Sharr White entitled Stupid Kid. After 14 years in prison for a crime he swears he didn’t commit, Chick returns home to find his flat-broke family under the thumb of his dangerous Unclemike. A rollicking Gothic Western tale of a family isolated by shame, Stupid Kid explores power, guilt and the limits of maternal love. The play officially opened Friday, September 22 and is running through Sunday, November 12 at the Road Theatre on Magnolia.
Each week we will spotlight members of the cast and /or creative team. This week we take pride in placing actress Allison Blaize in the spotlight.
How are you preparing as an actor to portray your character?
“I’ve been watching a lot of documentaries about women in the state system, and how difficult it is to get out of the system once you’re in it. As well, as dressing like Hazel, doing activities like her. I even took it as an opportunity to ride horses!”
What do you hope audiences will take away from seeing the play?
“I hope they will laugh and resonate with these characters, and laugh about their own turmoil in their current life. Ultimately, I hope that audience won’t feel alone with any struggle in their day to day life, and just to remember in the darkest of times that something extraordinarily beautiful can come from something gruesome.”
Stupid Kid plays Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm through November 12. The Road on Magnolia is located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony at 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. There is street parking available.
To Read More Of This and Other Stupid Kid Interviews Press: HERE