EMH Productions Presents The Sacramento Premiere Of FRAGILE THINGS by E.M. Hodge

EMH Productions Presents The Sacramento Premiere Of FRAGILE THINGS by E.M. Hodge Award winning EMH Productions begins its seventh season of provocative and compelling theatre with the powerhouse drama by award winner Elise Marie Hodge. An Iraqi war vet and the woman he inadvertently kidnaps become trapped, not only with each other, but their own personal demons as the worst snow storms in history isolate them in a cabin in the woods. Sounds simple, right? A series of blizzards are on the way, and the whole town is in preparation to lock down and sit it out in this one bar hamlet where a lonely woman and a strung out war vet have found solace.

A cocktail for disaster? Find out, as these two lost souls are on their own journey, taking them far beyond the reaches of the bar they meet in. At this time in our society, finding common ground to work together seems harder than ever. This deeply moving drama delves into the parallels of two strangers who must find that common ground, or die. Death is not always just physical, either. Emotional wounds can kill the mind and body just as easily. Will they survive their own demons that haunt them as well as the storms? This is a play about connection, dealing with inner turmoil, and the need to heal even when it doesn't seem possible. Fragile Things was first workshopped at the NoHo Arts Center in Los Angeles in March of 2015 with the stellar cast of Brandon Denton, Cynthia Dallas, Maggie Lehman, Darryl Dillard and Elise Hodge directed by Deborah Geffner. All performances were sold out as well as talk back sessions with the cast and writer. It was highly acclaimed by the audiences and it is with great pleasure that EMH Productions continues the journey of the show for it's Sacramento debut.

Fragile Things will run from March 2nd through March 16th, 2018 at The Ooley Theatre, 2007 28th St., Sacramento, CA 95818. Advisory: There is violence, strobe lights and smoking in this play. Not suggested for those under 17 without and adult or those who may be triggered by issues of PTSD or suicide.


What do you do when can't save the people you love, you fight for, you would die for? Is it as simple as taking your life? As disappearing?

When Josslyn and Tyler meet in the local bar, they have no idea of the demons running around in each other's minds. But once Tyler snaps and kidnaps Josslyn, they're both forced to deal with their inner turmoil or die trying.
The story unfolds in real time, flashing back to the bar in moments where it all began between them, posing the questions of how to deal with the guilt, grief and deep loss suffered when someone we feel responsible for dies. What does it mean to be friends, to have intimacy, to find comfort, to face your fears? Who is the voice in your head, making you believe you are responsible for someone's death, for the guilt you feel, for the pain you can't escape? How do you handle such grief and loss? Will you be able to? Or will you give up?

Fragile Things is delighted to star local favorite Eric Craig, a Big Idea Theatre Company member; Lindsay Eleveld, fresh new face to the Sacramento stage; Breona Calvert of the Tops in Blues traveling Air Force entertainment team; Allyson Finn, a powerhouse of talent also new to the Sacramento area; and Glenn Spillman, local film maker, author, and journalist who holds his own live show every Friday at 5pm to talk about the industry.

It is directed by Liz Frederick, an actor around the Sacramento and Bay Area where she has locally been seen at Big Idea Theatre in 7 Homeless Mammoths Wander New England and in productions at Celebration Arts. Bay Area credits include Don't Drink the Water and Laughing Stock at Role Players Ensemble, U.S. Drag with Dragon Theater, and The Big Meal at Left Edge Theatre. She received a degree in Theater and Psychology at The University of Southern California where she had the opportunity to perform in a live sketch comedy show as well as play Julia in Fefu and Her Friends. During her time at USC, Liz was able to travel abroad and perform The Vagina Monologues in Galway, Ireland.

Lighting Design is credited to Matthew Timoszyk, multiple time Elly award winner, Owner of Garage Studio Production Services & Lost Art Cinema, Resident Technical Director of Faith Christian High School (both located in Yuba City), as well as having served in the US Air Force from 1988-1992.

Performances for Fragile Things will begin on Friday, March 2nd at 8pm and continue through Friday, March 16, 2018. Showtimes will be Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm. There will be one Thursday performance on March 15th at 8pm. Performances are at The Ooley Theatre, 2007 28th St., Sacramento, CA 95818.

General ticket prices are $20 available on Goldstar. Tickets can also be reserved at emhpros@gmail.com, by calling the box office at 916-214-6255 or www.emhpros.weebly.com, or purchased at the door (cash only). The website features our special $15 Friday Nights as well.


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