Unbound by Steve Apostolina


Tuesday, July 31 @8PM


The Road on Magnolia – THEATRE

10747 Magnolia Boulevard

North Hollywood, CA 91601


By Steve Apostolina

Directed by Ann Hearn Tobolowsky


ELTON- Rob Nagle*

CHARLES- Jonathan Nichols*

DEACON/RED – Stephen Tyler Howell

CARLOTTA- Laurie Okin

YOUNG CARLOTTA- Hannah Mae Sturges*


STAGE DIRECTION – Carole Goldman*

*Appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association


Paroled after 33 years, Carlotta yearns for a quiet life of redemption. Never fully recovered from his family’s murder, 33 years ago, Elton seeks justice. The two shall meet


No reservations or advance tickets. Admission is by donation ($15 suggested).



STEVE APOSTOLINA** Forever Bound recently ran at Atwater Village Theatre and the short, Elevator Repair, at The Open Fist. Other full lengths include Flight of the Penguin and The American Way. Short plays: Cold in Hand, The Lesson, Porcupine, Over There, The Party and Frank ‘n Beans. Antaeus Playwright’s Lab and Dramatist Guild member. Playwriting Awards: Drama-Logue, Neil Labute Playwright Festival (Finalist), Actor’s Theatre of Louisville (Semi-Finalist). For my dad.

** Member of Dramatists Guild





ANN HEARN TOBOLOWSKY Directing credits include this year’s World Premier of Forever Bound at the Atwater Theatre.  Here at the Road Theatre she directed the World Premiere of Jami Brandli’s Through the Eye of a Needle (March 2018) and the 2015 Off Road production Anatomy of a Hug, multiple readings for The Road’s The Word series and New Playwrights Festival productions of The Specials, The Gift and The Night We Bombed Lincoln Towing.  At Theatre 40: Holy Days, Driving Miss Daisy, Another Part of the Forest, The Color of Rose and independently, Casting Passero at Malibu Playhouse.  This fall she is directing Bus Stop at Theatre 40.

Ann is a member of the Artistic Board at The Road, as well as a member of Beverly Hills Theatre 40 for 38 years.  She is married to actor/writer/director Stephen Tobolowsky.

An Interview with Playwright Steve Apostolina 

1: What is the name of your play?

2: What was your first job in the theatre?
First paid job in theatre was Summerstock as an actor

3: Do you ever model characters after real life people?
2 characters in Unbound were inspired  by real people.

4: As an artist, what subjects tend to draw your interest?
As I writer, I always want to present a compelling, interesting piece with humor, and more often than not, the themes center on issues that I struggle with in one way or another.

5: Do you have other passions aside from playwriting?
Other passions other than playwriting are my family, friends and every racquet/paddle sport invented.

6: Are you currently working on any new projects?
I have 3 or 4 plays in various stages of completion.

7: Here’s a fun question! What is your favorite dessert?
My favorite dessert is popcorn.

8: Any acknowledgements or words of encouragement?
Changing one’s routine can be beneficial.

9: Describe your play in 3 words!
Harrowing, Sad, Hopeful