Cast of IMAGINING BRAD to Host Talk Backs to Support Denim Day 2015
Nashville - graffiti - a ball of flesh - a tuft of blue hair - hymnals - beer in Styrofoam mugs - respectable orgasms... In this absurd, poignant, uncomfortably funny play written by Academy Award nominated Peter Hedges, two women grow a unique friendship of compassion, support, and survival. Dana Sue Kaye, a voluble and seductive southerner with a gift for creative lying, and Brad's Wife (Valerie), a soft spoken northerner with the singing voice of an angel, surprise us time and again in this 80 minute journey through outrageous suffering that finds relief in the most unexpected exquisite form. Imagining Brad beautifully reveals the often-disquieting dynamics in the relationship of men and women in contemporary society. Featuring Sirena Irwin and Sarah Randall Hunt and Directed by Clare Carey.
Peter Hedges is a novelist, playwright, filmmaker, and director best known for his novel and screenplay "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," "Pieces of April," "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," and "Dan in Real Life," and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for "About a Boy."
Sirena Irwin (playing Dana Sue Kaye) originated the role of Lucy Ricardo in the touring production of "I Love Lucy Live On Stage," which garnered her numerous awards (500+ performances). She has also been recurring on SpongeBob Square Pants since 1999 (100+ episodes as well as both movies). sirenairwin.com
Sarah Randall Hunt (playing Brad's Wife) is most known for her work on film in Unfinished Business (with Vince Vaughn), Chronic (with Tim Roth), and on stage in Machinal, Boeing Boeing, and sings with the folk rock band, "A Band Called Honalee." sarahrandallhunt.com
Clare Carey, (Director) is a hard working actress whose credits go back three decades. She has a juicy recurring role in the upcoming NBC Drama Aquarius, starring David Duchovny. Clare got her start starring in the hit series 'Coach' and more recently she was a regular on Starz' series Crash, with Dennis Hopper, the Fox series 'Point Pleasant', ABC Family's 'So Little Time.' She has had recurring roles on Jericho, NCIS, Chuck and Medical Investigation, and many memorable guest star roles including CSI, Revenge, Major Crimes, House MD, Weeds,' Without a Trace, ER, and Grey's Anatomy. Clare has directed short films including "The Hardest Part" and "Girl Power Parking Lot" as well as the critically acclaimed original kids musical, "Princess Bean's Messy World" at the Electric Lodge.
Imagining Brad is now playing on Wednesday's through May 27th at 8:00 PM at the Asylum Theatre (6322 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038). After each performance, the actors will host a Talk Back with a rotation of impressive experts, artists, comedians, and more to create a vibrant discussion on the plays themes: www.imaginingbrad.com. Tickets are $20 at imaginingbrad.brownpapertickets.com. Twitter: @imaginingbrad.