FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
“Imagining Brad,” by Peter Hedges, sets to create impact through entertainment and outreach
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 Peter Hedges, two women grow a unique friendship of compassion, support, and survival. Dana Sue Kaye, a voluble and seductive southerner with a gift for creative lying, and Brad’s Wife, a soft spoken northerner with the singing voice of an angel, surprise us time and again in this 70 minute journey through outrageous suffering that finds relief in the most unexpected exquisite form. Imagining Brad beautifully reveals the often-disquieting dynamics in the relationship of men and women in contemporary society.
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 SquarePants 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 (w/ Vince Vaughn), Chronic (w/ Tim Roth), and on stage in Machinal, Boeing Boeing, and she sings with the folk rock band, “A Band Called Honalee." sarahrandallhunt.com
Clare Carey, versatile, veteran actress best known for her many TV and film credits (Smokin Aces, The Trial, Coach, Crash, NCIS, Jericho, House MD, ER, Weeds… and Aquarius on NBC) is directing. clarecarey.com
In addition to the play, each evening will include a wine reception promptly after the show. The director and actors as well as distinguished guests will join the audience in casual conversation and inquiry. Special Guests will be announced on the website: imaginingbrad.com
After a successful 9 week run in Los Angeles, performances will recommence in NYC October, 2016.
20% of each ticket sold has been (and will continue to be) donated to non-profit agencies that help survivors of domestic abuse and provide outreach to prevent its happening.
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