Henry and The Hippocampus by Brian James Polak

A man named Henry suffers a head trauma causing him to lose the ability to create new memories. Maria, his wife, and Patryk, his doctor, become entwined as they both struggle to balance their own lives with the life of a man stuck in one perpetual moment.

Meet your Playwright:  

Brian James Polak’s plays include HENRY AND THE HIPPOCAMPUS (winner of The Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Award), LAST TO DIE FOR A LOST CAUSE (The Road’s SPF 2015, winner of The Kennedy Center’s John Cauble Award), NEWS FOR THE DEAF MAN (The Road’s SPF 2016), WELCOME TO KEENE, NH, AN EPIDEMIC OF TEMPORARY LUNACY, and others. Several of his short plays have been published in Smith & Kraus “Best Ten Minute Play” anthologies. Brian received his MFA from the USC School of Dramatic Arts. He teaches creative writing for Southern New Hampshire University and is a member of The Dramatists Guild and The Playwrights Union.

Meet your Director:  

April Webster began her professional career in New York   She worked in all aspects of the theater; stage manager, performer, mask maker, carpenter, prop/wardrobe master and house manager.  She worked at many theatres including  The Public Theatre and Circle Repertory. She has also has directed many classical and new plays in New York and Los Angeles. She is on the boards of WORDTHEATRE, short stories read by top talent nationally and internationally and Title 1 schools and The Blank theater where she directs each year for  The Young Playwrights Festival. April recently won an award for supporting the future of the theatre. She thanks The Road for the opportunity to participate in their Summer Play Festival.


Henry…Jonathan Nichols (AEA)

Patryk…Jason E. Kelley (AEA)

Maria…Avery Clyde (AEA)

Saturday, August 5th 8:00 pm

The Road on Lankershim

(5108 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601)


Ticketing Information:

No reservations or advance tickets.

Admission is a $15 suggested donation.

Or buy a festival pass for a $50 suggested donation!


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