Brian Dennehy is Trumbo at the Post Street Theatre
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Ugly Betty meets The Terminator in this new sci-fi musical by D'Arcy Drollinger (Shit & Champagne, Project: Lohan). When lonely, put-upon secretary Eileen spots an ad for a fully functioning mechanical male companion, she takes her future by the reigns and places an order. Mr. Irresistible soon arrives on her doorstep and, true to fantasy, a romance blossoms. Just one problem: He's not her mail-order groom. He's an exterminator on a service call. Soon the official Acme Brand Mr. Irresistible comes knocking, and the humble exterminator can't compete with the custom-made dream man. But just as Eileen is settling into a state of bliss with her new perfect beau, a coworker she's been complaining about turns up dead, and Eileen becomes suspicious of her robotic Romeo. She contemplates sending him back -- where he'll be disassembled for parts -- but Mr. Irresistible catches on and begins a fight for his life. Will Eileen finally find her voice and learn where true love has been all along? Learn More
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Legendary author of Spartacus, Roman Holiday, Exodus, Papillon and Johnny Got His Gun, Dalton Trumbo was a the top of his game when, in 1947, he stood up to the House Un-American Activities Committee, was thrown in prison and blacklisted as one of the infamous “Hollywood Ten.” Though vilified, exiled and “broke as a bankrupt’s bastard,” Trumbo refused to be silenced. In a script born from funny and brilliant letters to his friends, former friends, fronts and family, emerges the story of a family’s survival and one stubborn artist’s quest to break the blacklist.
Brian Dennehy has won two Tony Awards as Best Actor in a Play, in 2003 for Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night and in 1999 for the 50th anniversary production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. Mr. Dennehy also received a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Emmy nomination as best actor for Showtime’s television adaptation of the latter. He also starred on Broadway in Brian Friel’s Translations. At Chicago’s Goodman Theatre he appeared in the leading roles in Robert Falls’ productions of Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2002), Death of a Salesman (1998), A Touch of the Poet (1996), The Iceman Cometh (1992) and Galileo (1986). He and Falls collaborated again in 1992 for a remounting of The Iceman Cometh at The Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Additional theatre credits include Peter Brook’s 1988 production of The Cherry Orchard at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Majestic Theater; Wisdom Bridge Theatre’s production of Rat in the Skull; Says I, Says He at The Mark Taper Forum and The Phoenix Theatre in New York. Mr. Dennehy has also starred in numerous television movies and miniseries and was nominated for an Emmy on four other occasions – for his work in “Burden of Proof,” “To Catch a Killer (The John Wayne Gacy Story),” “Murder in the Heartland” and “A Killing in a Small Town.” Mr. Dennehy is perhaps best known for his work in feature films, which include Semi-Tough, 10, Rambo: First Blood, Gorky Park, Never Cry Wolf, Twice in a Lifetime, Cocoon, Silverado, F/X, Legal Eagles, Best Seller, Presumed Innocent, Tommy Boy, Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, and Peter Greenaway’s The Belly of an Architect, for which he received the Chicago Film Festival Award as best actor. He recently finished shooting the Focus Feature Assault on Precinct 13 with Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishbourne. Mr. Dennehy stars in the November aired 4 hour CBS mini-series Overload, and films the independent feature 10th & Wolf alongside Val Kilmer, Dennis Hopper and James Marsden this fall.