LAURA JANE BAILEY*
DEVIN S. O'BRIEN
BAY AREA PREMIERE
STARTS SEP 1, 2017
By Rebecca Gilman | Directed By Tom Ross
A passionate social worker, Caroline, fights to save a child from a dangerous home situation. But what seems like a clear-cut case runs into a familial tangle of past secrets and hidden motives. When everyone has a different vision of what’s right, who decides what’s best for a child? Rebecca Gilman is known as a masterful dramatist who writes arresting, conversation-starting dramas (Spinning Into Butter, Boy Gets Girl, The Glory of Living) that have been produced at Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, the Goodman Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, and more. Luna Gale, her latest play, is impactful, hopeful, and “not to be missed” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"One of [2014's] most valuable additions to American drama" ~LA Times
RUN TIME: 2 HOURS, PLUS INTERMISSION | PRICE RANGE: $33-$56
LAURA JANE BAILEY: Laura Jane Bailey is happy to be returning to Aurora Theatre Company where she was last seen as Angie in Mud Blue Sky. Recent credits include Chick in Crimes of the Heart with Theatreworks, Jeanette in The Quality of Life with M.A.P., Merteuil in Les Liasons Dangereuses and Linda in Fiction at Dragon Theatre Company, and Kathleen in Crevice at Impact Theatre for which she recieved a Bay Area Critics Circle Award. Other credits include Helen in Fat Pig with City Lights Theatre, Dora & Hester in Equus with Boxcar Theatre, and the Governor in Man of La Mancha at SF Playhouse. Originally from Chicago, Laura Jane studied at Second City, Improv Olympic and graduated from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
ALIX CUADRA: Alix Cuadra is thrilled and honored to be working with the Aurora Theatre Company. Her credits include the role of Hamlet in an all-female Bay Area touring production of Hamlet. She starred as May in Fool For Love, La Marquise de Merteuil in Les Liasons Dangereuses, and Sara in High Fidelity(The Musical). She holds a BA in Drama from San Francisco State University where she was awarded the Teresina Drama Fund Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting. She is also the recepient of the Golden Tripod Award for Best Actress(In The Forest of Darkness) given at the International Campus MovieFest. Alix's voiceover work includes commercials for Uber, The Cheesecake Factory, PlayStation Vue, First Republic Bank, DocuSign and more.
JAMIE JONES: Jamie is thrilled to return to Aurora Theatre Company where she was last seen in Mud Blue Sky. Recent credits include Women in Jeopardy at Center Rep, August: Osage County at Capital Stage and Nice Work If You Can Get It at California Musical Theatre in Sacramento. Other theatres include: ACT, B Street Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Encore Theatre Company, Marin Theatre Company, STC, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and Z Space. New York: The Connelly Theatre, Theatre at St. Clements and the Lincoln Center Director's Lab at HERE. Television: Law & Order and the mini-series Gone But Not Forgotten. Jamie is a member of the B Street Theatre Acting Company and an Artistic Associate at Capital Stage. She holds and MFA from the ACT.
KEVIN KEMP: Kevin recently moved to the Bay Area, and is delighted to be performing with Aurora Theatre Company. Kevin has been fortunate to work in theatre, TV and film, across Europe, India, the UK and the US. Most recently, Kevin was seen playing Torvald in Shotgun Players' production of Nora. Past credits include: Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Death of Phillip II, Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Everyman, and Oedipus. When not acting, Kevin also choreographs stage combat and has studied swordplay at Shakespeare's Globe in London. www.kevinkemp.co.uk
JOSHUA MARX: Joshua is excited to make his Aurora debut. Favorite Bay Area credits include "Barnette" in Crimes of the Heart at Theatreworks, "White Dude" in Toxic Avenger at San Jose Stage, "Matt" in a New Girl in Town at 42nd Street Moon, "Bobby" in Bridges at Berkeley Playhouse, and "Christian" in Cyrano de Bergerac at City Lights. Regionally he has played "Jack" in The Importance of Being Earnest and "Fred" in A Christmas Carol at Flatrock Playhouse, "Mercutio" in Romeo and Juliet, and "Titus" in Timon of Athens at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, "Stanley" in One Man Two Guvnors at TheatreSquared, "Buzz" in Finnian's Rainbow at the Berkshire Theatre Group, and "Orlando" in As You Like It at Theatre Under the Stars. Joshua is also a director, a fight choreographer, and producer of immersive theatre. MFA in Acting from Rutgers University. Find out more at www.j-marx.com
DEVIN S. O'BRIEN: Devin is excited to return to Aurora after appearing in Mud Blue Sky in 2015. He has also appeared around the Bay Area in productions like Hookman (Z Space), Red Velvet (SF Playhouse), Macbeth (Berkeley Rep), as well as with a host of companies like Sonoma Valley Shakes, Killing My Lobster, Playwrights Foundation, and NCTC. He recieved his BA in Theater from Cal Poly - SLO. Thanks as always to his family, making it possible.
JENNIFER VEGA is ecstatic to be making her debut at Aurora Theatre Company! Favorite past credits include The Trojan Women, Vanya Sonia Masha and Spike, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, and Romeo and Juliet. She is completing her BA in Theatre and Dance at the University of California, Davis. Jennifer would like to thank all of her friends and family for their never ending support.
Rebecca Gilman is well known for her plays The Glory of Living, Boy Gets Girl, and Spinning Into Butter, which was made into a feature film. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, Gilman has won numerous awards for her work, including The Guggenheim Fellowship For Creative Arts and The Roger L Stevens Award from the Kennedy Center Fund For New American Plays. She is currently a professor at Northwestern University and an Artistic Associate at the Goodman in Chicago.
"An accomplished writer unafraid to tackle difficult topics about our contemporary world."
A Home for Luna Gale
Kathleen Garrison & David Wood