INTO THE DARK: A Nasty Piece of Work Is a delightfully nasty piece of work. It is not for those who want to watch a Christmas show full of good cheer. This is biting, darkly funny and one hopes dreadfully disturbing. Paul Soter’s script is wild, sharp and funny. Charles Hood wonderful sense of comedy and tension never let us flounder as actors. The cast all came ready, willing and more than able and we had a BLAST! Kyle Howard, Angela Sarafyan, Dustin Milligan, Natalie Hall, Nico Greetham and Julian Sands are the best playmates.
Here are some reviews to whet your appetite: Film Threat, Rogert Ebert, Nightmarish Conjurings
Or just tune in now to Blumhouses INTO THE DARK: A Nasty Piece of Work on Hulu.
Just a P.S. I don’t think I have ever had the privilege to play a character this big, this flawed, this outrageous in film or television before. I loved the ride.
I don’t know how people do it. When I hear film makers say, “Oh it took me 10 years to get this project done,” I stare in wonder. It took me only 3 years to make THE GARAGE SALE and that still numbs my mind. How do they keep their focus, passion and drive? I actually came up with the idea for a short film about garage sales about 20 years ago. But started writing this piece a bit more than 3 years ago. It has morphed into an interactive experience soon to be launched online. I wrote and produced this and am extremely proud of every aspect of this unusual formatted film. Enjoy the trailer and stay tuned for the launch date. To learn more, go to our web site and there you can follow us on various social media sites. TheGarageSaleMovie.com
Oh, it has been a long time since I’ve been on stage. I think it has been at least 7 years since I did Inside Private Lives at the Fremont Centre Theatre. That show was a wild ride that involved controversial characters from the 20th century confronting and interacting with the audience. Each character appeared solely on stage and dealt with a dilemma directly with the audience. Some of the material was scripted but most of it was improvised. I played Aimee Semple McPherson alone on stage armed only with my research and a fantastic costume created by Kate Bergh. It was terrifying and liberating. At one point, we had been invited to participate in San Fransisco’s Fringe Festival. That audience wasn’t having any of my God talk or my weird hairdo. I eventually threw my bible, fell to my knees and screamed at God and them. They really liked that. Boy did I want to quit.
Well, I’m back on stage and this time in a scripted play, with other characters, safely performing behind the invisible fourth wall. However, I haven’t been in a play in over 20 years! 20 years! How is that possible?
Luckily, the play is the Pulitzer prize winning Dinner With Friends by Donald Margulies. It is a well written investigation of love, marriage and relationships. I get to play with 3 other incredible actors: Pete Gardner, Mary Manofsky and Michael B. Silver. The house is small which allows for greater intimacy. Rehearsals have been fun and intense. I think this will be a special night in the theatre. If this sounds like your cup of tea, try to catch us in this extremely limited run: February 27 & 28, March 6 & 7 at Stuart Rogers’ Theatre (AKA Theatre Tribe)5267 Lankershim Blvd in North Hollywood. The only way you can purchase tickets is through brown paper tickets.
MORE DATES ADDED, DUE TO DEMAND: MARCH, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28!