Los Angeles Theater Preview: STUPID KID (Road Theatre Company in North Hollywood)

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by Tony Frankel on September 21, 2017

in Theater-Los Angeles


The Road Theatre Company, one of L.A.’s most dependable companies for original material, amazing casting, steadfast directors, and terrific production values, presents the first show of its 2017-2018 season, Stupid Kid, which plays September 22 through November 12, 2017 at Road’s Magnolia Boulevard location.

This world premiere, written by one of my favorite playwrights Sharr White (whose The Other Place I caught at both the Magic Theatre in San Francisco and again at The Road Theatre) is directed by—coincidentally—one of my favorite directors, Cameron Watson (Top Girls, Cock, Cat on A Hot Tin Roof).

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 [sic]. A rollicking Gothic Western tale of a family isolated by shame, Stupid Kid explores power, guilt and the limits of maternal love.

The cast of Stupid Kid:

Chick – Ben Theobald
Eddie – Joe Hart
Gigi – Taylor Gilbert
Unclemike – Rob Nagle
Hazel – Allison Blaize
Frannie Hawker – Michelle Gillette

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

photos by Brian Cole

Stupid Kid
The Road Theatre Company
Road Theatre at the NoHo Senior Arts Colony
10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood
Fri and Sat at 8; Sun at 2
ends on November 12, 2017 EXTENDED to December 3, 2017
for tickets, call 818.761.8838 or visit Road Theatre

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