Photo Flash: Epic Theatre Company Presents BOGIE AND BACALL: GOODBYE AND HURRY BACK

Epic Theatre Company proudly presents the World Premiere of "Bogie and Bacall: Goodbye and Hurry Back" by Lenny Schwartz. It's the behind-the-scenes story of one of Hollywood's most famous couples: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The play is part of Epic's New Work Series which deals with Hollywood and fame.

"When we decided to use our new works program to look at Hollywood, I knew I had to reach out to Lenny and get him involved," says Epic Artistic Director Kevin Broccoli, "He's the local master of this genre. We're so happy to have him taking a look at a story a lot of people have heard about, but not many know in detail. Bogie and Bacall are the definition of a Hollywood love story. They're the original power couple."

Jennifer Rich is directing the show which features Epic favorites Justin Pimentel and Christine Pavao as Bogie and Bacall. They're joined onstage by Hannah Lum, Mike Gambit Daniels, Mary Paolino, Micaiah Castro, and Vanessa Blanchette.

"The trick to putting on this show was casting. How do you find people who resemble this iconic characters? Hollywood titans. The answer is-You don't. You don't even try. What you look for is the essence of who that person was, and you capture it that way. That's why we have the extraordinary cast that we do, who I think are going to show you this story in a way you wouldn't otherwise see it."

This is the first time Epic will be producing a show at the Arctic Playhouse in West Warwick, the home of multiple plays by Schwartz.

"The folks at Arctic have been so welcoming to us," says Broccoli, "We love being able to get out and play at other theaters and different venues. It helps us reach a wider audience and helps keep our own work fresh and exciting."

:Bogie and Bacall: Goodbye and Hurry Back" by Lenny Schwartz will be presented at the Arctic Playhouse in West Warwick from March 17th - March 25th.

Bogie and Bacall: Goodbye and Hurry Back
By Lenny Schwartz

Directed by Jennifer Rich

Featuring

Christine Pavao
Justin Pimentel
Hannah Lum
Mike Gambit Daniels
Mary Paolino
Micaiah Castro
Vanessa Blanchette

Stage Manager: Samantha Gaus
Producer: Kevin Broccoli
Epic Production Manager: Hannah Lum
Poster Design: Elena Semenkova

Performances:

Friday, March 17th @ 8pm
Saturday, March 18th @ 8pm
Sunday, March 19th @ 2pm

Thursday, March 23rd @ 8pm
Friday, March 24th @ 8pm
Saturday, March 25th @ 8pm

All Performances at the Arctic Playhouse in West Warwick, located at 117 Washington St, West Warwick, RI 02893

Tickets $20 General Admission, $15 Seniors. All Student Tickets are Free as part of Epic's "Free Student Tickets" Program

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.thearcticplayhouse.com/.

*Epic Theatre Company seeks to bring provocative contemporary work to Rhode Island as well as new perspectives on classical theater. We strive to continue the tradition of "event" theater, where each production has built-in excitement both for the audiences and the artists involved.

**Epic is a proud member of the Rhode Island Theater Alliance (RITA) and is the Resident Theater Company at the Artists Exchange in Cranston, RI.

Photo Credit: Ashley Arnold

high res photos Photo Flash: Epic Theatre Company Presents BOGIE AND BACALL: GOODBYE AND HURRY BACK
Michael Daniels (Howard Hawks) and Christine Pavao (Lauren Bacall) Photo Flash: Epic Theatre Company Presents BOGIE AND BACALL: GOODBYE AND HURRY BACK
Justin Pimentel (Humphrey Bogart) and Christine Pavao Photo Flash: Epic Theatre Company Presents BOGIE AND BACALL: GOODBYE AND HURRY BACK
Justin Pimentel and Christine Pavao Photo Flash: Epic Theatre Company Presents BOGIE AND BACALL: GOODBYE AND HURRY BACK
Justin Pimentel and Christine Pavao Photo Flash: Epic Theatre Company Presents BOGIE AND BACALL: GOODBYE AND HURRY BACK
Justin Pimentel and Christine Pavao

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