All Your Hard Work: New Play About Relationships and Revenge
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Tarell Alvin McCraney's latest acclaimed play tracks the coming-of-age of a group of talented young African-American prep-school singers whose choral prowess is woven seamlessly into the story. Pharus, the undisputed superstar of the choir, is searching for the courage to let his true self shine through, in this work by MacArthur Fellowship-winner McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), who's been called "without question, the hottest young playwright in America" (Chicago Tribune). The West Coast premiere reunites director Trip Cullman, star Jeremy Pope and several other cast members from its 2013 New York run. Learn More
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Great production! The two actors on stage sizzle and are something to look forward to. Well acted, well produced, well directed.
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This made for a very entertaining evening of theatre. This piece was very well written with talented and engaging actors, superb direction and beautiful lighting. The space was unique with the audience seated in-the-round which really worked to...continued
In the world premiere play All Your Hard Work, Mary-Ellen reconnects with Jim, a college boyfriend in town on business, and they end up back at her apartment. When Jim asks for a potentially dangerous favor, Mary-Ellen is forced to choose between her old affections and a long-simmering need for revenge.
About the production:
Join us for this sizzling new production by playwright Miles Brandman, his second since joining the ensemble in 2010. Miles is a writer and director for film and theatre. In the fall of 2010, the Brimmer Street Theatre Company produced the world premiere of his play Summer in Hell at studio|stage in Hollywood. Brandman also wrote and directed the independent feature film Sex and Breakfast starring Macaulay Culkin and Eliza Dushku. His other plays produced in Los Angeles include Ladies of the State at Working Stage in Hollywood, and An Old Problem at Casa 0101 in Boyle Heights.
Director Michael Matthews most recently helmed the smash hit production of The Color Purple for the celebtraion Theatre, as well as the West Coast premiere of Steve Yockey’s Very Still and hard to See at The Production Company. He has directed The Jazz Age, The Temperamentals and The Santaland Diaries for The Blank Theatre, and served as assistant director on Dead End at the Ahmanson Theatre and The Cherry Orchard (starring Annette Bening and Alfred Molina) at the Mark Taper Forum. Michael is the winner of two 2011 NAACP Image Awards for his direction of The Women of Brewster Place and Take Me Out, both at Celebration Theatre.
All Your Hard Work will feature company members Amy K. Harmon and Michael Grant Terry. Amy is a founding member of Brimmer Street and has appeared in Summer in Hell, <3, Leiris/Picasso and Flower to Flower, and can be seen this fall co-starring in the new FOX comedy Knights of Glory. Michael is perhaps best known for his recurring role as Wendell Bray on the FOX television series Bones. His LA stage credits include Lobster Alice at The Blank Theatre and Stupid Kids at Celebration Theatre. His other TV credits include the Closer, CSI, Criminal Minds, and Castle.