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THE RUFFIAN ON THE STAIR Extends By Popular Demand Photo THE RUFFIAN ON THE STAIR Extends By Popular Demand
by Rebecca Russo - Jun 27, 2019

The critically acclaimed 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival production of Joe Orton's The Ruffian on the Stair has been extended for 10 performances only, it was announced today by Hicks Street Productions. Under the direction of Mark Kemble, the cast features (in alphabetical order) Sile Bermingham, Reed Michael Campbell, and Brian Foyster. 

THE RUFFIAN ON THE STAIR Announced At Hollywood Fringe Photo THE RUFFIAN ON THE STAIR Announced At Hollywood Fringe
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 22, 2019

Joe Orton's The Ruffian on the Stair is set for four performances only in the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival, it was announced today by Hicks Street Productions. Under the direction of Mark Kemble, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) S le Bermingham, Reed Michael Campbell, and Brian Foyster. Lighting design is by Matt Richter. The performance dates and times are Sunday 6/9 at 4pm; Thursday 6/13 at 8:30pm; Friday 6/21 at 6:30pm; and Saturday 6/22 at 8pm. Running time will be 60 minutes.

Photo Flash: First Look at Martin McDonaugh's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at studio/s Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Martin McDonaugh's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at studio/stage
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2018

A production developed at Actors Studio West of Martin McDonagh's award-winning black comedy THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, directed by Mark Kemble (Film: co-writer/director "Bad Hurt"; writer/director award-winning play "Names"), graces the stage now through October 21 at studio/stage in Los Angeles. 

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE Production Developed At Actors Studio West Opens Today Photo THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE Production Developed At Actors Studio West Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Production developed at the Actors Studio West, Martin McDonagh's award-winning black comedy THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, directed by Mark Kemble (Film: co-writer/director 'Bad Hurt'; writer/director award-winning play 'Names'), will run September 14 - October 21 at studio/stage in Los Angeles. From acclaimed writer Martin McDonagh ('Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri') comes a darkly comic tale of four characters trapped in a beautiful, hopeless town. In a remote cottage in Leenane, County Galway, Ireland, spinster Maureen Folan has cared for her manipulative, aging mother Mag for twenty years, and their bond is at the breaking point. When Maureen has a chance at happiness with Pato Dooley - a local man with wider ambitions who sends her messages through his feckless brother Ray - suffocated dreams and simmering resentments surface, culminating in an unexpected climax that pits mother against daughter, love against rejection, and hope against fate.

BWW Interview: Mark Kemble Talks BEAUTY QUEEN OF LENANE Photo BWW Interview: Mark Kemble Talks BEAUTY QUEEN OF LENANE
by Don Grigware - Sep 13, 2018

Mark Kemble is an award-winning writer/director from Providence, Rhode Island. He has written and directed over twenty stage productions in Providence, Los Angeles and New York. He is about to open Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Lenane at studio/stage in East Hollywood.

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE Production Developed At Actors Studio West Opens 9/14 Photo THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE Production Developed At Actors Studio West Opens 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Production developed at the Actors Studio West, Martin McDonagh's award-winning black comedy THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, directed by Mark Kemble (Film: co-writer/director 'Bad Hurt'; writer/director award-winning play 'Names'), will run September 14 - October 21 at studio/stage in Los Angeles. From acclaimed writer Martin McDonagh ('Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri') comes a darkly comic tale of four characters trapped in a beautiful, hopeless town. In a remote cottage in Leenane, County Galway, Ireland, spinster Maureen Folan has cared for her manipulative, aging mother Mag for twenty years, and their bond is at the breaking point. When Maureen has a chance at happiness with Pato Dooley - a local man with wider ambitions who sends her messages through his feckless brother Ray - suffocated dreams and simmering resentments surface, culminating in an unexpected climax that pits mother against daughter, love against rejection, and hope against fate.

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE Opens September 14 at studio/stage Photo THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE Opens September 14 at studio/stage
by Julie Musbach - Sep 7, 2018

A production developed at Actors Studio West of Martin McDonagh's award-winning black comedy THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, directed by Mark Kemble (Film: co-writer/director "Bad Hurt"; writer/director award-winning play "Names"), takes the stage September 14 - October 21 at studio/stage in Los Angeles. 

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE Production Developed At Actors Studio West Opens 9/14 Photo THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE Production Developed At Actors Studio West Opens 9/14
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 24, 2018

Production developed at the Actors Studio West, Martin McDonagh's award-winning black comedy THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, directed by Mark Kemble (Film: co-writer/director 'Bad Hurt'; writer/director award-winning play 'Names'), will run September 14 - October 21 at studio/stage in Los Angeles. From acclaimed writer Martin McDonagh ('Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri') comes a darkly comic tale of four characters trapped in a beautiful, hopeless town. In a remote cottage in Leenane, County Galway, Ireland, spinster Maureen Folan has cared for her manipulative, aging mother Mag for twenty years, and their bond is at the breaking point. When Maureen has a chance at happiness with Pato Dooley - a local man with wider ambitions who sends her messages through his feckless brother Ray - suffocated dreams and simmering resentments surface, culminating in an unexpected climax that pits mother against daughter, love against rejection, and hope against fate.

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Michael Harney Returns to His Theater Roots for THE AWFUL GRACE OF GOD in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Michael Harney, star of the three-time SAG Award-winning Netflix hit drama series Orange Is The New Black as Inmate Counselor Sam Healy, returns to his theater roots as playwright of the evening of highly anticipated one-act plays right here in Los Angeles.

VIDEO: First Look - Karen Allen Stars in BAD HURT, Based on Mark Kemble's Play
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 17, 2015

The first film produced by Sons of Anarchy's Theo Rossi's New York-based production company Dos Dudes Pictures, BAD HURT, stars Rossi, Karen Allen (RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, SCROOGED), Michael Harney (Orange is the New Black), and more.