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Open Fist Theatre's THE DEAD Extends Through Feb 23


The Open Fist Theatre Company announces that their critically acclaimed production, James Joyce's THE DEAD, book by Richard Nelson; music by Shaun Davey; lyrics conceived and adapted by Nelson and Davey; based on the short story by James Joyce. With choreography by Christine Sang, musical direction by Dean Mora and original direction by Charles Otte. James Joyce's THE DEAD is adding two performances, Thursday, Febraury 20 at 8pm and Sunday, February 23 at 8pmat Greenway Court Theatre, 544 North Fairfax Avenue in Hollywood.

Set in James Joyce's Dublin, on the night of the Feast of Epiphany (January 6) 1904, Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey's musical adaptation of THE DEAD is a hauntingly tender and emotionally complex story of an annual gathering of old friends and family. On the 30th anniversary of the Morkan's annual holiday festivities, two aging sisters -- Aunt Kate and Aunt Julia -- and their niece Mary Jane host an evening filled with food, stories, memories and music. Principal among the guests is Gabriel, the Aunt's nephew. Amidst the portrait of revelry and hospitality, with the snow falling all over Ireland, Gabriel is confronted by an unexpected revelation from his wife which leads him to a quiet yet shattering epiphany of his own.

An extraordinary production team has been assembled to bring this production to life: Music Direction is by Dean Mora; Choreography is by Christine Sang.

Set Design is by Kis Knekt. Costume design is by Jeffrey Schoenberg. Lighting design is by Dan Reed. Sound design is by Peter Carlstedt. Properties Design is by Bruce Dickinson and Ina Shumaker. Hair and Wig Stylist is Joe DiMaggio. Dialect Coach is Tuffet Schmelzle. Postcard image was done by Oliver Scheuch. Production Manager and Assistant Director is Amanda Weir. Stage Manager is Ina Shumaker. Associate Producer is Caitlin Renee Campbell. Assistant Production Manager is Dylan Maddalena. Assistant Stage Manager is Sandra Kate Burck. The Dead is produced by Efrain Schunior and Martha Demson.

The Cast of James Joyce's THE DEAD features Devon Armstrong, Charlotte Chanler, Kendra Chell, Martha Demson, Bruce Dickinson, Kiley Eberhardt, John LeMay, Nicola Hersh, Jacque Lynn Colton, Bruce Dickinson, Richard Knolla, Rob Nagle, Mary Linda Phillips, Beth Robbins, Judith Scarpone, and Melissa Sullivan.

The Musicians are Dean Mora (piano), Eden Livingood (Violin), Kelly De Sarla (Flute), and Jennifer Richardson (Cello).

Performances for THE DEAD are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm. Ticket prices are $25. Special group rates are available for parties of 10 or more. For tickets, call (323) 882-6912 for details or visit or to purchase tickets online.

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