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Hello Herman

By John Buffalo Mailer

Directed by Chris Bizub
October 11th-19th
Auditions: August 27th and 28th, 2019
WARNING: This production contains adult language and content.

SYNOPSIS:

Video games, violent movies, Marilyn Manson, the Internet, Prozac, or fame? What moves a teenager to cross the line and become a high-school shooter? More importantly, how do we stop it? Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Lax Morales is looking for a follow-up to his groundbreaking undercover piece on white supremacists. Although his video blog has an unprecedented online following among teens, Lax has been written off as Internet trash by the elite of the publishing world. He needs a big story and he knows it. After killing thirty-nine students and three teachers in a suburban Iowa school, sixteen-year-old Herman Howards takes the time to email video clips of the incident to his idol, Lax. He adds one line to the clips: "I want to tell my story on your show." The public pushes for Herman's televised execution as Lax conducts three days of interviews, using every tool at his disposal to discover what drives the current poster-boy for evil.

CAST:

Herman Howards - Trenton Eaves

Lax Morales - Brett Voina

Sheyla Duvall - Cassie Brode

Chet Clarkson/Frank Howards - George Csanyi

Senator John Cox/Michael Ray/School Guard/Bartender/FBI Agent- Austin Durant

Susan/Marsha/Reporter - Madison Witte

Gail Howards/Ms. Cribb - Cathy Csanyi

Michael Green/FBI Agent - James Farina

Mr. Phelps/Jim-Carl/Children's Aid Society Rep - Manuel Halkias

Little Herman - Sawyer Carr

Julia Howards/Tammy - Jacqueline Dyer

Sean Gall/Executioner - Chris Cipa

Dougie-Dogg/Executioner - Tom Bryant

CREW:

Director - Emerson Thoenen

Stage Manager - Alison Foutz

Fight Choreographer - Joe Soriano

Costume Designer - Katie Wells

Sound Designer - Hazen Tobar

Set Designer - Linda Alexander-Radak

Lighting Designer - Jared Sparks

"Hello Herman" is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York