I Was A Teenage B-Movie King

R.F. Dutton/Sydney Moreland/et al

NYC Reading
The Ethereal Mutt - Limited & AJ Epstein

 
 

 

About the Work:

Hollywood, 1959. An era of great change. The feds have broken the big studio monopolies, and an entirely new way of making movies begins to emerge. This is the birth of a New Hollywood - the dawn of the independent producer/director. Roger Corman leads the pack of this new generation. He makes genre movies - horror films, sci-fi flicks and teenage rebel pictures and he makes them quicker and cheaper than anyone in the business. When Roger falls in love with the actress Jackie Fulquard, a series of accidents, surprises and chance encounters drops him into a life or death situation straight out of his films. He is forced to make a Faustian choice about how far he will go to be a success in Hollywood.

Presented by The Etheral Mutt, Ltd. and AJ Epstein.

 

My Role:

Like all the other "withs" in this company, I cover the waterfront: Corman's father; movie exhibitor and flea market tycoon, R.F.Dutton; Hollywood mogul and not-so-devoted husband and father, Sydney Moreland; beatnik tough and Vivian Leigh aficionado, Stork; racist cult leader and B-movie actor, Rev. Hammond; etc.

 

Our Team:

Wayne Rawley, book

Dan Lipton & David Rossmer, music & lyrics

AJ Epstein, story

Carolyn Cantor, director

Fred Lassen, musical director

Ryan Lympus/Davenport Theatrical Enterprises, general manager

Rachel Maier, stage manager

Andrea Wales, assistant stage manager  

 

STARRING:

Alexander Gemignani

Will Swenson

Nicole Parker

Spencer Moses

 

WITH:

J. Elaine Marcos

Dan Marzollo

Gayle Rankin

Sam Tedaldi

Ken Triwush

ActingTony Howell2011