Now Playing: Now Extended-Stupid Kid by Sharr White

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“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,

“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,



Stupid Kid

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


Fight Director:
Bjorn Johnson

Dialect Coach:
Tracy Winters

Assistant Directors:
Melelani Satsuma
Tally McCormick
Ryan McRee

Design Team:

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, December 3rd at the Road Theatre on Magnolia,
located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood.




“A Good Day at Auschwitz”

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Wine & refreshments at 5:00 pm
Performance at 5:30 pm
Book signing immediately following

Performance run time: 60 minutes

Tickets $40.00

“Come play a game of Seven Card Stud-with a shot of whiskey!”
Performed by actors Stephen Tobolowsky and Alan Mandell

An exclusive, first-time reading of a story from Stephen’s new book*
My Adventures with God.



*Books available for purchase through Skylight Books

Photo credit: David Carlson

Stephen Tobolowsky is one of the leading character actors in entertainment today. He has appeared over 250 movies and television shows. He was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in 2002.  He is best known for roles in Groundhog DayMementoThelma and LouiseSilicon Valley, Californication, Glee, The Goldbergs, Norman Lear’s new One Day at a Time for Netflix and Showtime’s White Famous.

He wrote and performed Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party that premiered at the HBO Comedy Festival. He wrote True Stories with David Byrne and Beth Henley. His storytelling concert film The Primary Instinct was released in 2016 on HULU and is available on iTunes.  Stories from his notable podcast “The Tobolowsky Files” have been heard across the country on NPR and PRI radio stations, and can be heard anytime on and on iTunes. His first book of stories, The Dangerous Animals Club, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2012. His second book, My Adventures with God, was released April 2017.

Fun facts: He played guitar with Stevie Ray Vaughn when Stevie was 14 and cut the first studio recording Stevie ever performed.

Photo Credit: Daniel Reichert

Alan Mandell  has had a distinguished 80-year acting career and is an accomplished voice- over actor. He is a founding member of the San Francisco Actor’s Workshop and co-founder of the San Quentin Drama Workshop, which started with a performance of Waiting for Godot inside the prison. Mandell toured with original productions of Godot and Endgame directed by Beckett.

He re-created Beckett’s direction for the filming of Endgame and also performed in Endgame at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre and in London and Italy and most recently at the Kirk Douglas Theater. Broadway: Impossible Marriage. Off-Broadway: The Beard of Avon and Godot. Tour: Twelve Angry Men (Ahmanson). Regional: No Man’s Land (Odyssey Theatre), Restoration (La Jolla Playhouse, NYTW), The Cherry Orchard (Taper), Waiting for Godot (Taper) and Trying (Colony Theatre). Films: The Marrying ManMidnightWitnessHedwig and the Angry InchShortbus and A Serious Man. Television: Grey’s Anatomy. He has been a producer on and off Broadway, general manager of the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, consulting director at LATC and taught at UCLA’s Graduate School of Management.