Grand Guignolers

Poster Artwork by Katie McCollow

LA Times Critics Choice * LA Weekly GO! * Ovation Recommended

LA DRAMA CRITICS' CIRCLE PRESENT AN HONORARY AWARD for SPECIAL EFFECTS - CHRIS BELL

OVATION AWARD NOMINATION SOUND DESIGN - JOHN ZALEWSKI

Created/Directed by: Debbie McMahon
The Cabinet of Hands by Chris Bell

Meet Sing Song girls (Chinese geishas) and The Green Gang in Sing Song Girl Sing Last Song, a dancing/brawling movement based melodrama. Witness spectacle and magic in the absinthe fueled hallucinations of The Sorcererís Apprentice. Visit a sinister opium den in The Cabinet of Hands by Chris Bell, a Grand Guignol play about a Madame with a penchant for collecting hands. And see hypnosis and ventriloquism turn deadly performed by the ever popular, Petits Guignolers, a French finger puppet troupe. Come early for on-board entertainment: period photos, Charleston, The Flashlight Follies, tango, absinthe & tea, and a French chanteuse.

---------------------------------------------

CHOREOGRAPHY Jeanne Simpson * FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY Gregory Hoffman * SET DESIGN & EFFECTS Chris Bell * SOUND John Zalewski * COSTUMES Meera Rangachar * LIGHTS Matt Richter * STAGE MANAGER Josh Pritchard * TANGO Teresa Anne Volgeneau * FLASHLIGHT FOLLIES Vanessa Forster * MAGIC CONSULTANTS Chris Manson & Misty Lee * PRESHOW 'CRUISE DIRECTOR' Morgan Lancaster & ASST. Carlos Penaranda

CAST: Kevin Dulude * Dinah Steward * Dani O'Terry * Amanda Street *Ember Knight * Tina Van Berckelaer * Chris Bell * Elyse Ashton * Vanessa Forster * Patrick Humphrey * Robin Long * Justin Waggle * Zachary Foulkes * Zachary Tatum-Nolan * Stephen Simon * Claytie Mason * Debbie McMahon * Elizabeth Weisbaum * Jeanne Simpson

PRESS SHOTS * SHOW PHOTOS

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PRESS LINKS

LA TIMES CRITICS CHOICE "HIGHLY ENTERTAINING"

LA WEEKLY: "FIERCELY IMAGINATIVE" & "TOUR DE FORCE"

LA WEEKLY FEATURE ARTICLE 12-23-09

LA STAGE BLOG: ""insanely entertaining...CREATES NEW GENRE"

LA STAGE BLOG: "colorful world filled with beautiful sequences"

LA SPLASH: "SPECTACULAR adventure...ORIGINAL and BRILLIANT"

WEHO News: "COLORFUL BURSTING SPECTACULAR... "had the audience howling and cheering"

BACKSTAGE WEST: "ROLLICKING, AUTHENTIC CHARM"

MALIBU TIMES "unique theatre experience...wild and uproarious with absinthe and hallucinations"

EASY READER: "naughty salacious touch on one end and a taste of danger on the other"

SEE US ON NBC LA featuring Fight Choreographer Gregory Hoffman

INTERVIEW/ARTICLE ON LA STAGE BLOG

LA COCKTAIL EXAMINER with special focus on our Abinsthe & Gingertinis

ARTS BEAT LA: MARVELLOUS * "incredibly talented ensemble troupe"