World Premiere of 'GOD, THE EARLY YEARS Opens 10/22 at Renegade Theatre
Emily O'Meara and Renegade Theatre are proud to present the World Premiere of "GOD: THE EARLY YEARS" - Satan's Tell-All Memoir. Written and Directed by Saul Ilson. Opening at Renegade Theatre on Oct. 22, 2015. Located at 1514 N. Gardner Street, in Los Angeles. Tickets available: http://www.godtheearlyyears.eventbrite.com
ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION
God: The Early Years is tell-all memoir by Satan. The play is a conversation in one act.
Satan, who is in town to promote his best selling book, God: The Early Years is appearing on 'Book Talk,' an Interview-Call-In show hosted by Barry Literati. Satan promises not to take it personally if you laugh at him as he tells outrageous and irreverent anecdotes about the Almighty and other biblical characters in the Bible.
If you want to know what 'really' to place in heaven at the beginning - I suggest you come to see what Satan has to say.
ABOUT THE CAST
(in alphabetical order)
Saul Ilson (Writer / Director) - Has been nominated for 6 Prime Time Emmy Awards and his impressive list of television writing / producing credits include The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Bobby Darin Show, The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Melba, The Danny Kaye Show and Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing. His theatre credits include How The West Was Sung and the off-broadway hit Don't Leave It All To Your Children!
Emily O'Meara (Producer) - Most recently she has produced the USA premieres of Ollie and the Minotaur and critically acclaimed My Romantic History. Additional theatre credits include The Glass Menagerie, Sex, Love, Life, Denim on Denim, The Renegade One Acts and Death in White Linen.
Chick Vennera - (Founder Director of The Renegade Theatre)
Chick won the role of Sonny and performed first in the "Bus and Truck" Tour, and then later in the second National Tour. When Grease broke the record of longest running musical, Chick performed the role of Sonny on Broadway. After leaving the Grease tour, Chick again returned to Los Angeles where he began studying at the Beverly Hills Playhouse with acclaimed director and teacher Milton Katselas. For the next two years, Chick acted various rolls in film and television until he returned to New York to do the play Jockeys directed by Milton Katselas. Chick was awarded the Theater World Award for his role as Angel in Jockeys. Back in L.A., after Jockeys, Chick starred in Thank God It's Friday where, as Marv the Leather Man, he performed the now famous dance on seven cars in the parking lot of a Hollywood discotheque. Casting director Marion Dougherty, who had seen Chicks performance in Jockeys, asked him to audition for the role of Danny opposite Richard Gere and Vanessa Redgrave in the WWII love story Yanks directed by John Schlesinger. This began Chick's work as an actor in more than 50 films, including The Milagro Beanfield War directed by Robert Redford. Chick's voice can be heard portraying characters in many animated television series, including Steven Spielberg's Emmy Award winning Animaniacs, in which Chick created the voices for Pesto and The God Pigeon. In addition to acting, music, dance and voice-overs, Chick has written and directed for television, stage and film. Chick has also worked as a singer and songwriter for radio, television and film. Chick expanded his resume to include teaching. Under the guidance of acclaimed director and teacher, Milton Katselas, Chick taught for over a decade at the esteemed Beverly Hills Playhouse before founding his own school, The Renegade Theatre and Film Group, in June 2009. In addition to the Theater World Award, Chick has received the Golden Eagle Award and was part of the ensemble cast awarded the Daytime Emmy for Animaniacs. Chick is a member of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences.