BleedRail
by Mickey Birnbaum
Directed by Jessica Kubzansky
May 03 - June 17, 2007

A poignant, hilarious lament for a youthful generation for whom the American dream has become an unending nightmare.  Ryan's desperate attempts to keep his slaughterhouse job, his girl, and his sanity are at the heart of this corrosive, darkly comic look at the bottom of the economic ladder, where meat is more valuable than people.  You may never look at steak the same way again.

 

Featuring Cyrus Alexander, Hugo Armstrong, Josh Clark, Dennis Flanagan, Lily Holleman

Understudies Jen Bailey, Patrick Flanagan, Jeremy Lowe, Patrick Rafferty

Scenic Design Susan Gratch

Costume Design Robert Prior

Lighting Design Jeremy Pivnick

Sound Design John Zalewski

Property Design Robyn Taylor

Casting Michael Donovan, CSA

Assistant Director Sheila Vand

Production Stage Manager Rebecca Cohn

Publicist Aldrich & Associates

Production Photographer Ed Krieger 

“Terrific…Jessica Kubzansky’s canny direction, a skillful cast and a viscerally expressive production design combine to make Mickey Birnbaum’s Bleed Rail shine.”   -Variety

Captivating…moments will disquiet, and moments may confound.”   -Pasadena Star News

Vivid…excellent cast.”   -LA Times

“Stunningly provocative.  Transcendent performances from a gifted ensemble and dead-on direction by Jessica Kubzansky make for a memorable evening of theatre.”   -Backstage West

“Mickey Birnbaum’s grimly funny new play contains a piercing and darkly beautiful view of killers and prey, in life and the afterlife…The production also boasts the tightest ensemble I’ve seen in this theater.”   -LA Weekly

Bleed Rail is a choice cut!”   -Accessibly Live Off-line

“The cast is uniformly solid, with particularly stand-out work by Lily Holleman as Jewel…she’s mesmerizing to watch.”   -TalkingBroadway.com

“Guaranteed to bring another set of honors to the already award-heavy Theatre @ Boston Court by year’s end…arresting…one of the best productions offered in Los Angeles so far this year.  Director Jessica Kubzansky is at the top of her well-appreciated game here and her actors simply could not be better.”   -ReviewPlays.com and Entertainment Today 

Winner of one Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award

Featured Actor in a Play

Winner of two Garland Awards

Nominated for two Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award

Featured Actress in a Play

Sound Design

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