Now Playing: Through The Eye Of A Needle


The Road Theatre Company Presents

The World Premiere of


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?


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



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



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


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.

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 runs through May 13. Over the next several weeks we will spotlight the director and cast of the show. This week we shine the light on Roadie Kara Hume.

Kara Hume

What character do you play in Through the Eye… and how does he (she) contribute to the play? 

I play Dana Keen, the eldest daughter of Barbara and Larry. Dana is the hub of the play’s wheel; the character at the heart of all the action. Everything that transpires in our story happens because, in one way or another, Dana triggers it.

How are you preparing to meet any challenges? 

I approached Dana the way I do all of my roles – through my relationships to the other characters in the play, and how I feel about each of them. I grew up studying Shakespeare, so I always go back to the text for clues. Word choice, punctuation, what other characters have to say about Dana…it all informs my reading. Kaitlin (S) and Erica (Nasser) both had these incredible sounding experiences being coached for karate, dialect, and learning to play the oud, which I envied. I dunno, maybe I should have joined a bootcamp or at least taken a CPR course?!

To Read More of this Interview: Click Here

Coming Soon: Red Speedo

The Road Theatre Company Presents


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.


Ray – Adam Peltier

Peter – Coronado Romero

Coach – Jason E. Kelley

Lydia – Kimberly Alexander

Assistant Director: Susie Lever


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


Ray- Stephen Tyler Howell

Peter- Brian Majestic

Coach- Albie Selznick

Lydia- Lizzy Kimball

RED SPEEDO is produced by Donna Simone Johnson and Maurie Gonzalez


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

Alternate Cast runs every Thursday night at 8pm

May 24th thru June 28th