ELVIS'S TOENAIL to Open 11/8 at Sidewalk Studio Theatre
SST Productions, in association with The Friends and Artists of Sidewalk Studio Theatre, present the World Premiere of ELVIS'S TOENAIL by Fionnuala Kenny, and directed by Joe Banno, with Executive Producers Kurt Swanson and Marc Haupert. The show is additionally produced by Christian Kennedy, Jonathan Oliver Sessler and Sal Romeo.
The year is 1961. In Ireland, things are bleak. The Catholic Church rules the lives of ordinary people. There is no compassion for sins involving sex. Unmarried girls who 'fall' are driven to desperate measures. Everyone knows someone who 'got into trouble' and the consequences. In the sewing factory, the girls try to forget. They laugh, worship Elvis and dream of films, pop music, fashion and happy-ever-after.
A new girl appears in the factory, desperate for a job. Pregnant and alone, the girl hides her condition. She wants to keep her child. A staunch supporter of the "Mother and child" homes where a girl is hidden until she gives birth, the local Priest is adamant that the only possibility is to repent and surrender the child for adoption.
As the women discover that they have a pregnant runaway amongst them, they are forced to take sides.
Will they risk everything to protect the girl, or will they be forced to surrender her to her fate?
Starring Gary Bell, Marnie Crossen, Arielle Davidsohn, Francesca Ferrara, McKerrin Kelly, Saxon Jones, Lenne Klingaman, Christine Quigless, Laurie Wendorf
Runs Nov 8th -Dec 8th, Friday's and Saturday's 8pm, Sunday's 3pm (Dark Thanksgiving weekend)
Performances are at the Sidewalk Studio Theatre, 4150 Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91505
Information call 818-558-5702. Running time is 90 minutes.