Theatricians Theater Group Begins MR. MARMALADE Rehearsals

The Theatricians Theater Group, a professional acting company in Los Angeles began rehearsals for Noah Haidle's beautifully twisted play, Mr. Marmalade.

The Theatricians stay true to their artistic goals of exploring difficult topics in fun and imaginative ways with Mr. Marmalade, which examines childhood abuse in many different forms. Mr. Marmalade is a savage black comedy about, a four-year-old girl who merges imagination and reality to create her negligent, wayward, and overly indulgent imaginary friend - Mr. Marmalade. Lucy's reality is altered when she makes her first real human friend, Larry, the youngest suicide attempt in the history of New Jersey. This show contains adult themes and language and is intended for mature audiences.

The performances will take place September 5th - September 28th (Fridays - Sunday evenings at 8 p.m.) at the Studio/Stage Theater in Los Angeles, located at 520 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004. Ticket prices are on sale at or $20 at the door. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, August 15th.

The cast includes company members Amy Gumenick (AMC's TURN, Supernatural, Natalee Holloway), Michael Ruesga (AboveGround, Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl), along with JJ Dunlap, Gus Krieger, Meghan Parks and Alex Tortora. Produced by Theatricians Artistic Director Joshua Heisler (Kimberly Akimbo, Dog Sees God, God of Abraham). Set Design by Madison Orgill, Lighting Design by Maxwell T. Robin, Sound Design by Sue Freitag, Technical Direction by Luke Rhoades, Costume Design by Amy Gumenick, and Puppet Design by Danny Tieger.

The show will be directed by Jacob Harvey who has returned to his roots in Los Angeles theatreafter completing the Bret C. Harte Director/Producer Fellowship for Berkeley Repertory Theatre's 2013/14 Season, under Artistic Director Tony Taccone. Jacob is the Co-Artistic Director of the Ovation Award-nominated Mechanicals Theatre Group in Los Angeles and has served as Associate Producer and Interim Director of Programming for the New York Musical Theatre Festival. He is the co-producer of the new musical Volleygirls (NYMF 2013 Best of Fest). He attended MarymountManhattan College's BFA program and is a graduate of The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.

Mr. Marmalade follows the Theatricians successful production of God of Abraham, which questioned faith through religion and science at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and was nominated for The Fringe Ensemble Theater Award, Bitter Lemons Outrageous Award for Theater, and O Face for Most Orgasmic Writing. The Theatricians ongoing goal is to create invigorating theater while improving the community around them. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the The Audrey Hepburn CARES Center, providing services for suspected victims of child abuse and their families. Among its patients are children with developmental disabilities, who are at a statistically higher risk of abuse.

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