Our Bad Magnet: March 26th thru April 26th
Directed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia
On the shores of Scotland, three 9 year old boys begrudgingly befriend a troubled young outsider, a gifted but tormented child who harbors the ability to spin magical, often fable-like fairy tales. The boys, now men, reunite years later to try to piece together the circumstances that led to the mysterious disappearance of their childhood fascination.
Playwright Douglas Maxwell, one of Scotland’s brightest young writing talents, uses his own unique brand of dark humor to take us on a magical journey in which the boundaries between fantasy and reality merge with unpredictable results.
The production team for OUR BAD MAGNET includes: Thad Hallstein (scenic advisor), Stefin Sterberl (costume design), Matthew Gawryk (lighting design), Joe Court (sound design), Allison Goetzman (stage management advisor), Mike Sanow (technical director), Gus Menary (assistant director), and Anthony DeMarco (stage manager).
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Meet the Cast
Dan Behrendt (Fraser) is thrilled to be back in Scotland with the Nimstons! Dan has been a Mary-Arrchie company member since 2008 where he has appeared in several productions including Red Light Winter (Jeff Nomination-Best Lead Actor) and the original production of Our Bad Magnet (Jeff Nomination Best Ensemble) along with many others. Mr. Behrendt is also an Artistic Associate with Strange Tree Group where he appeared most recently in The Dead Prince and played Alvin in 2012’s production of Funeral Wedding: The Alvin Play. He has also worked with Court Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Signal Theatre Ensemble and The House Theater. Dan is a graduate of Illinois State University (2005) and The School at Steppenwolf.
Lane Flores (Giggles) is thrilled to be making his debut with Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co.! Lane has worked onstage with Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Lord of the Flies), Raven Theatre (Vieux Carre), Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (Macbeth), and First Folio Theatre (Merchant of Venice). Lane also serves as the technical & co-artistic director for Adapt Theatre Productions. Lane is proudly represented by Lily’s Talent Agency.
Layne Manzer (Paul) will soon be seen in A Red Orchid Theatre’s “Accidentally, Like a Martyr” directed by Shade Murray. He was in the original cast of “Hit The Wall” with The Inconvenience as part of Steppenwolf’s 2012 Garage Rep. He has worked with TimeLine Theatre, TUTA Theatre, Profiles Theatre, Mary-Arrchie, Theo Ubique, Jackelope Theatre, & The Plagiarists. Layne attended the School at Steppenwolf in 2009. He will be in the soon to be released feature film “No Resolution”.
John Wilson (Alan) is proud to be in this theater again and doing a remount of one of his favorite stories. Recent Credits include: AMERICAN DEAD (Northwestern Univ) DETECTIVE PARTNER HERO VILLIAN (Strawdog), B-SIDE STUDIO (Inconn, New Colony, and Univ of Chicago) NUTCRACKER: Miami Cast (House) TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD U/S (Steppenwolf) NOT A CURE FOR CANCER, 200 FUNNY THINGS, SKETCHBOOK 7-10, (Collaboraction); THE MASTER AND MARGARITA(Strawdog) EL GRITO DEL BRONX, HOUSEHOLD SPIRITS/SR (Goodman). John is a company member with Collaboraction, an artistic associate with WildClaw and a graduate of the School at Steppenwolf. Special thanks to my boys, our crew, Rich, Carlo, Hans and Heather. Please visit my site at southerndrawn.com