Susie Abraham as Emma and Steve Kelly as Welch
Bret Haines as Haynes and Danton Bankay as Frank
*****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE*****
In a time of kidnapping (we mean "extraordinary rendition") and torture (we mean "stress positions"), The Big Little Theatre is proud to announce its production of Sam Shepard's THE GOD OF HELL, directed by acclaimed playwright Jeffrey Stanley (Medicine, Man).
In this diabolical political comedy Wisconsin farming couple Emma (Susie Abraham) and Frank (Danton Bankay), here reimagined as South Asian immigrants, hide their spark-ejecting friend Haynes (Bret Haines), on the lam from a top-secret research lab, in their basement. All goes glowingly until Welch (Steve Kelly), an apparent salesman of patriotic memorabilia, comes snooping. THE GOD OF HELL is Sam Shepard's reaction to the war on terror, an anarchic comedy in the vein of Joe Orton.
The play calls for electrical and radioactive effects and director Stanley couldn’t be more at home with politics and weird science, having been commissioned to write plays about eccentric electrical pioneer Nikola Tesla (the wartime drama Tesla's Letters) and Italian revolutionary and telephone inventor Antonio Meucci (the forthcoming Fishing With Tony and Joe). Mr. Stanley also brought in lighting designer Greg Balla who is part of the stage crew for Blue Man Group.
miss THE GOD OF HELL'S disturbingly fresh and electrifying return
New York stage.
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Steve Kelly, Bret Haines, Danton Bankay, Susie Abraham