Friday, April 24, 2015, Broom Street Theater, 8 pm
We know we can count on Broom Street Theater for “out there” productions, but nothing fits the description quite so perfectly as this dystopian adventure by Doug Reed, author of The Lamentable Tragedy of Scott Walker. This one involves evil walruses, penguin sidekicks and a vengeful Alexander Graham Bell, and it’s been described as “Aesop on acid.” What more do you need? ALSO: Saturday, April 25 and Thursday, April 30, 8 pm. Through May 16.
Broom Street Theater Presents
Written by Doug Reed and Directed by Rob Matsushita
DATES: April 24th – May-16th
WHEN: Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ 8:00PM
WHERE: 1119 Williamson Street, Madison WI, 53703
Broom Street Theater is proud to present The Nails, written by Doug Reed ("The Lamentable Tragedie Of Scott Walker", "Nottingham!") and directed by Rob Matsushita ("900", "Civil") . This is a fast-paced corporate fairy tale about love, business, and dismemberment. Also, talking animals.
One cold night, Kella Winter is tossed from her home into a frozen wasteland with only a toy penguin named Xylorc to keep her company. Desperate for shelter, she takes a job with The Corporation - a company entirely composed of talking animals. She fights to keep her mind and body together among evil walruses, sentient copiers, and a vengeful Alexander Graham Bell from an alternate dimension.
It's Lewis Carroll with a desk job. It's Aesop on acid.
The cast of The Nails features a number of longtime Madison stage favorites including Caitlin Robb as Kella Winter, Damon Butler as Xylorc - her stuffed penguin, and Sam White as Ralph Waldo - the walrus from Accounts Receivable who makes their lives miserable.
Rounding out The Corporation are Kate Boomsma as Sandra the Swan, Andrew Miller-Rhoads as John The Badger, and Emmaline Friederichs as Ernestine the Sphinx. Meanshile, in an alternate dimension, Donnonvan Moen as Blackbeard and Benjamin Otto as Alexander Graham Bell work out the problems in their complicated relationship.
The Nails will run at Broom Street Theater at 8pm April 24 until May 16. More details are available on the theater's website bstonline.org. Tickets are $11.00. For more information or to make reservations contact Broom Street Theater at (608) 244-8338 or reserve at bstonline.org/reserve