33% of all proceeds will be donated to non-profit agencies that help survivors of domestic abuse and provides outreach to prevent its happening
IMAGINING BRAD Continues Through July 25, 2015
Additionally, IMAGINING BRAD will continue its TALK BACK EVENT SCHEDULE for the ongoing performances
Each evening will include a Talk Back promptly after the show in which distinguished guests – some involved in helping victims of domestic abuse rebuild their lives AND some that have incorporated their own experience with abuse into their art – writers, comedians, poets, filmmakers, musicians, etc. Our hope is that a vibrant conversation will take place amongst the panelists giving us a bit more information on the facts and figures as well as a mission that we can each go forth with to insite change at a personal level. Of course, there will be time allowed for questions from the audience. The strength of the human spirit to survive and thrive will astound.
May 13 – Good Shepherd Shelter (representative)
May 20 – Rainbow Services (Judy Gordon – Director of Volunteers and Education)
May 27 – Peace Over Violence (Nora Mitchell – Emergency Services Coordinator)
Your attendance and support helps these organizations!:
Peace Over Violence: http://www.peaceoverviolence.org
Good Shepherd Shelter: http://www.goodshepherdshelter.org
Rainbow Services: http://www.rainbowservicesdv.org
Jenesse Center Incorporated: http://gschomeless.org/2013/
Haven Hills: https://www.havenhills.org
Imagining Brad plays at 8 PM on Wednesday’s, May 13, 20, May 27. They will go on a short hiatus during the HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVA reopening Thursday, July 9. Imagining Brad plays Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM www.imaginingbrad.com.
Tickets are $20 at: http://imaginingbrad.brownpapertickets.com
IMAGINING BRAD, directed by Clare Carey (Aquarius, Coach), starring Sirena Irwin (I Love Lucy Live on Stage, SpongeBob Square Pants) and Sarah Randall Hunt (Unfinished Business, Chronic) announces an extension through July 25. The production will take a brief hiatus for Hollywood Fringe Festival then reopen on Thursday, July 9 at Theatre Asylum (6322 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038) and run Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s at 8 PM through July 25, 2015.
Nashville – graffiti – a ball of flesh – a tuft of blue hair – hymnals -beer in Styrofoam mugs – respectable orgasms…In this absurd, poignant, uncomfortably funny play written by Academy Award nominated Peter Hedges, two women grow a unique friendship of compassion, support, and survival. Imagining Brad beautifully reveals the often-disquieting dynamics in the relationship of men and women in contemporary society.
CAST & CREATIVE BIOS:
Peter Hedges is a novelist, playwright, filmmaker, and director best known for his novel and screenplay “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” “Pieces of April,” “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” and “Dan in Real Life,” and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for “About a Boy.”
Sirena Irwin (playing Dana Sue Kaye) originated the role of Lucy Ricardo in the touring production of “I Love Lucy Live On Stage,” which garnered her numerous awards (500+ performances). She has also been recurring on SpongeBob Square Pants since 1999 (100+episodes as well as both movies) sirenairwin.com.
Sarah Randall Hunt (playing Brad’s Wife) is most known for her work on film in Unfinished Business (with Vince Vaughn), Chronic (with Tim Roth), and on stage in Machinal, Boeing Boeing, and sings with the folk rock band, “A Band Called Honalee.” sarahrandallhunt.com
Clare Carey, (Director) is a hard working actress whose credits go back three decades. She has a juicy recurring role in the upcoming NBC Drama Aquarius, starring David Duchovny. Clare got her start starring in the hit series ‘Coach’ and more recently she was a regular on Starz’ series Crash, with Dennis Hopper, the Fox series ‘Point Pleasant’, ABC Family’s ‘So Little Time.’ She has had recurring roles on Jericho, NCIS, Chuck and Medical Investigation, and many memorable guest star roles including CSI, Revenge, Major Crimes, House MD, Weeds,’Without a Trace, ER, and Grey’s Anatomy. Clare has directed short films including “The Hardest Part” and “Girl Power Parking Lot” as well as the critically acclaimed original kids musical, “Princess Bean’s Messy World” at the Electric Lodge.