Monday, October 27, 2008

Watch Me Heat Up the Screen! (Discovery Channel 10/27/2008)

I haven't seen the episode so I can't say how long I'll be on the screen, but there have been reported sightings of me in a promo.

Investigation X: Spontaneous Human Combustion

Monday, Oct. 27, 10 p.m.
"Can people spontaneously burst into flames that rise from within their own bodies? Investigators apply the latest technology in search of answers to the spontaneous human combustion phenomena."


Friday, October 24, 2008

Can't Sleep - NIGHTMARES!

The house was filled to capacity for the opening of Nightmares at the Gallery Theatre. It was great to see Ron and Liz Breach, Mary Margaret Steele, and Mike McCulley in the audience. There were lots of laughs and gasps and not too many gaffes, and nobody got hurt too badly. Of the five vignettes that I was lucky enough to be cast in, I'd have to say "Stay" was the most fun. It's creepy, but very playful. The feedback I got was that it was a lot of fun for the audience too. "Writer" a.k.a "Run" is the most challenging in terms of layers, emotional turns, and intensity, but it seemed to work. It was the piece that really drew me into the production, although Sue Silva has written several funny/creepy/scary original scenes for this show. To anyone still planning on attending, please call 714-630-9870 and book now. The reservation list is nearly full for Sunday and I'd hate for you to miss out!

NIGHTMARES - only 2 shows left!
October 26 @ 8 p.m. - $10 (cheap!)
October 31 @ 8 p.m. - $15 (includes after-show festivities with cast members)
3152 East La Palma - Suite G
Anaheim, CA 92807

UPDATE: Sold out! Thanks for your support.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Nightmares Tonight!

Will Ronnie act his age? Will Anthony knock it off? Will Davis finish what he started? Will Greg cause trouble? Will Barney ever come out of the bathroom?

Starting tonight, October 23, you have only three chances to find out the answers to these burning questions, and the reservation list is filling up fast.
Call now. Don't make me use italics again.

October 23 or 26 @ 8 p.m.
- $10 (cheap!)
October 31 @ 8 p.m.
- $15 (includes after-show festivities with cast members)
3152 East La Palma - Suite G
Anaheim, CA 92807
Call for reservations: 714.630.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Living Nightmares

Straight from the subconscious to the stage, bad dreams come to life just in time for Halloween. Like last year's Nightmares, every scene is based on someone's actual nightmare, but these tales are all new for 2008 and the body count is much higher. I don't want to give anything away, but I play an adult who's very much in touch with his inner child, a man with serious family issues, a writer with a vivid imagination, a dude who's a bad influence, and a guy who's dying for a cup of coffee. Let's just hope I remember who I'm supposed to be, let alone my lines.

October 23, 26, 31 @ 8 p.m.
The Gallery Theatre
3852 East La Palma - Suite G
Anaheim, CA 92806
Reservations (strongly recommended): 714-630-9870
Thursday & Sunday admission: $10 (cheap!)
Friday (Halloween) admission: $15 (includes after-show festivities)

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Do Over!

We were scheduled for a two-day shoot in the beautiful Manhattan Supper Club, but thanks to the hard-work and talent of the cast and crew, we wrapped in one. So, after patting ourselves on the backs and exchanging pleasantries, we went our separate ways looking forward to a well-deserved day off. Two days later, we gathered in a residential neighborhood of Orange to film another scene and learned that there had been a problem with one of the cameras and some of the footage might be unusable. So the night's shoot suddenly grew by several hours as we shot a new dining-room scene and a completely new, semi-improvised ending. I was a little apprehensive, thinking that the previous shoot had certain qualities that would be difficult to recapture, but I left thinking the new footage was even better. It felt like we were even more relaxed with each other and comfortable exploring and heightening. Kudos to the director for bringing together a group of strangers with the chemistry to function as a convincingly dysfunctional family. After the final night of shooting, I got good news from the director: both night's footage looked usable after all, and he's planning on editing two different versions. I'm looking forward to seeing both of them. It's not often I get a twofer.