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 APRIL 27- JUNE 7, 2015

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"63 TRILLION is a treasure trove of mean-spirited fun, and 
The New American Theatre production is top-notch."
Recommended! Stage Raw

The New American Theatre
in association with Mud Bay Partners presents


63 Trilion by John Bunzel

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310-477-2055 EXT. 2

Box Office Hours
Wednesday - Sunday
1pm - curtain

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April 25 - June 7

Friday & Saturday 8pm
Sunday 2pm matineeJune 7

General Admission: $34.50

VENUE:
The Odyssey Theatre
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
LA, CA 90025


A Guest production at the Odyssey Theatre

Money. Sex. Bad. Behavior.
Just another day in the stock market.


When global financial markets go radioactive, a room full of sharks fight for survival, willing to do anything to win.

A world premiere comedy by
JOHN BUNZEL
directed by STEVE ZUCKERMAN
NAT artistic director JACK STEHLIN
produced by JEANNINE WISNOSKY STEHLIN

with
ROBERT CICCHINI
JORDAN LUND
MEGAN GALLAGHER
NOAH JAMES
JEFFREY JONES
KEN LERNER
JACK STEHLIN


Set/Lights: JEFFREY R. McLAUGHLIN 
Costumes: FLORENCE KEMPER
Sound: CHRIS MOSCATIELLO  
Composer: ROGER BELLON 
Publicity JUDITH BORNE
Stage Manager CAITLIN PRICE
Production Assistant MICHELLE BRIDDELL





REVIEWS:

Recommended! 


"63 TRILLION is a treasure trove of mean-spirited fun, and 
The New American Theatre production is top-notch."
Recommended! Stage Raw

“Bunzel’s dialogue, is witty, and [Jeffrey] Jones, playing if possible a more abhorrent version of the character he portrayed in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (Principal Rooney), delivers it with a  malevolent gusto that Satan himself might envy.Under Steve Zuckerman's deft direction,  the performances are sharp and funny. Jack Stehlin (of TV’s “Weeds”) in particular has a lock 
on a manic but meticulously controlled delivery that keeps the comedyticking along.”

Los Angeles Times

“It's a profane, scatological and cynical saga of vested and invested interests, all dressed up in shiny suits.  The production's glee lies in the depths of anguish suffered by these mostly horrible people, and thecomical presentation of that anguish by accomplished actors with theater, TV and film credits.”
LA Weekly

“Incredible Work! Amazing Cast!”
Broadway World

 5 Stars! "Clever, funny, and timely. Actors are stupendous. Their timing, delivery, interaction...spot on" 
Examiner

“Light and tasty fare, delivered by a strong ensemble cast!”
 Cultural Weekly

"The world is in chaos. The financial markets are in danger of complete collapse. People are losing all their money. Yet the audience laughed. This was due to the artful writing of noted playwright, screen and television writer John Bunzel. "
Hollywood News Calendar

“Testosterone-driven comedy about power, greed and the American dream!”
That Awesome Theatre Blog

"There's some serious hilarity going on...Robert Cicchini brings his “Jersey Boy” (spot on!) A game as does Megan Gallagher, Ken Lerner, Jack Stehlin and Jordan Lund. Jeffrey Jonesremains as one hell of 
a class act all by himself, no hyperbole necessary."

Gia on the Move

 

WHO'S WHO IN THE CAST
actor Robert Cicchini ROBERT CICCHINI Frank
Robert Cicchini (Frank) Associate Artist, NAT; charter member since 1987. A veteran of over 100 stage plays, 35 films, and over 70 guest starring or recurring TV performances. Notably with NAT: Tartuffe, Modigliani (title roles), Hedda Gabler, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Twelfth Night. The Job, (Garland Award;Outstanding Performance, Backstage Magazine), Man.Gov., Bedfellows. Directing with NAT: The Maids, The Lower Depths, Antigone, Getting Out, The Heiress. Other acting credits include: Woycek, (NY Public Theater); The Screens, (The Guthrie), Open House, (The Skylight; Theater Scene Award; Outstanding Performance, LA Weekly Top Ten Plays of 2013). Notable film and TV credits: The Godfather III (film debut), War of the Worlds, Primary Colors, Six Feet Under, The Soprano’s, 24, and most recently Shameless, RIZZOLI & ISLES and the upcoming FX pilot Pariah. Robert teaches acting at NAT and also at AMDA/Los Angeles.
Actor Megan Gallagher MEGAN GALLAGHER Nancy
Broadway: A FEW GOOD MEN (Theatre World Award, Outer Critic’s Circle Award) Harper in ANGELS IN AMERICA. Off Broadway: TARTUFFE, PLAY, COME AND GO, MISS JULIE, National tours: CYRANO, TARTUFFE and TWELFTH NIGHT (The Acting Company). Regional: MAN AND SUPERMAN and MAJOR BARBARA (Baltimore’s Center Stage), OLIVER! OLIVER! (The Long Wharf), CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (Arena Stage), THE CONSTANT WIFE (The Guthrie and Pasadena Playhouse), other regional: The Eugene O’Neill Playwright’s Conference, The Williamstown Theatre Festival. LA: Tim Crouch’s AN OAK TREE (Odyssey). TV: Series regular roles include: THE LARRY SANDER’S SHOW, CHINA BEACH, HILL STREET BLUES, THE SLAP MAXWELL STORY and MILLENNIUM. Guest starring and recurring roles include, GREY’S ANATOMY, SCANDAL, SUITS, WAREHOUSE 13, THE MENTALIST, ER, 24, CSI, LIFE AS WE KNOW IT, WITHOUT A TRACE, BOSTON LEGAL, PICKET FENCES, STAR TREK VOYAGEUR and DEEP SPACE 9. She plays Abbey in CBS Film’s GET A JOB, scheduled for 2015. Graduate of The Juilliard School.

actor Noah James NOAH JAMES Jonah
Noah James attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied at The Meisner Studio, The Experimental Theatre Wing, Stonestreet Studios, and abroad at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. With The New American Theatre; Boys’ Life and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other theatre: he appeared at The Odyssey Theater in Jason Alexander’s production of Broadway Bound, (2015 Stage Raw nomination “Best supporting actor) and in The Blank Theater’s Knockout Mouse. Television/Film credits include: ‘90210’, ‘Dog it Down’, ‘In Development’, and ‘Letters’. A proud member of The New American Theatre since 2013. Representation: Media Artists Group, managed by Lynda Bensky and Bruce Tufeld.
   
actor Jeffrey Jones JEFFREY JONES Dick
Jeffrey Jones began his Stage career at the Guthrie Theater in 1967 while still in University. After Graduation, he attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA). In the following years he appeared in more than 100 productions on, off and off-off Broadway, and in Regional theaters across the USA and Canada. A New York native, the National Tour of The Elephant Man introduced him to Los Angeles, and the L.A. Production of Caryl Churchill’s Cloud 9 that brought him back. Television credits include the HBO series Deadwood. Film credits include Amadeus, Beetlejuice The Crucible, Ferris Bueller’s Day off, Devil’s Advocate, Ed Wood, The Hunt for Red October, Ravenous and Valmont.
   
actor Ken Lerner KEN LERNER Tom
Ken has continued to work in TV, movies, and commercials for the last 36 years, making his a recognizable face everywhere he goes. He has appeared in more than 100 top television shows, including friends, NCIS, Big bang theory, Two and a Half Men, Desperate Housewives, Castle, Weeds, CSI, Without a Trace and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.Ken’s more than 40 film roles include Unlawful Entry, The Doctor, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Running Man, The Story of Us, Immediate Family, Irreconcilable Differences and Project X. Ken has starred in productions at The Pasadena Playhouse and Garry Marshall’s Falcon Theater and off-Broadway. Ken dedicates his performance to his wife Patti, daughter Jenny and his son Sam.
   
actor Jordan Lund JORDAN LUND Peter Black
Appearances for NAT/CT include: Exigence, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, More Lies About Jerzy, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, Man.Gov, and As You Like It. Broadway: Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, and Macbeth (Belasco Theatre, NY Shakespeare Festival). NY: All’s Well That Ends Well, Measure For Measure, The Golem, Twelfth Night, King John (NY Shakespeare Festival in Central Park), Tis Pity She’s A Whore (LaMama) Regional: Ahmanson, Portland Stage, TheatreWorks, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cleveland PlayHouse. Over 80 film and TV appearances include: The Bucket List, Doc Hollywood, Speed, The American President, Species, Lonesome Dove, The Stand, Without A Trace, Cheers, Frasier, Firefly, Law & Order, Star Trek DS9, TNG & Enterprise. Jordan received his training at Carnegie-Mellon University. Jordan is an N.A.T. Associate Artist/ Teacher.
actor Jack Stehlin JACK STEHLIN Kenny / Artistic Director, New American Theatre
New American Theatre: More Lies About Jerzy (dir, David Trainer), Julius Caesar, Harm’s Way (LA /NYC), Midsummer Night’s Dream, Titus Redux (Not Man Apart co-pro/Kirk Douglas Theatre/RadarLA,). Odyssey/NAT co-pros: CREDITORS, Taming of the Shrew, Misanthrope, Macbeth, Hamlet, Richard III, Tartuffe, True West, Scapin. NYC/Regional; Salome w/Al Pacino; nine productions at NYC’s Public Theatre including Richard II, Henry V, Casanova, Henry IV, Part I, Julius Caesar. Other: Classic Stage Company, Primary Stages, American Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage, Stamford, Milwaukee Rep. Indiana Rep., etc. Films include: Wilde Salome, starring/directed by Al Pacino, Chicago 8, Boston Strangler. Jack may be best known on TV as DEA captain Roy Till on Weeds (Showtime). Other TV: Hieroglyph (Fox/Pilot) NCIS LA, NCIS, The Event, Dark Blue, Without a Trace, Monk, JAG, The Practice, Crossing Jordan, ER, NYPD Blue, more. Graduate of The Juilliard School, alumnus of The Acting Company.
   
WHO'S WHO IN THE PRODUCTION
John Bunzel JOHN BUNZEL Playwright
Delirious (1985 L.A. Weekly Playwriting Award); Death of a Buick (Manhattan Theatre Club, Pasadena Playhouse); Gravity Shoes (1996 L.A. Weekly Playwriting Award); Expecting Bobby (Odyssey Theatre); Complexity (New American Theatre); 8:30; Men At Work; Schvitz. Screenwriter: Born To Be Wild (Warner Brothers). Television writer: STAT; The Wonder Years. Film Executive: The Convent, The Spreading Ground. Since 2004, Mr. Bunzel has helped entertainment industry clients with wealth management needs and is a Certified Financial Planner ™ Practitioner. He received a BFA from The Juilliard Theatre Center in 1982.
Steve Zuckerman STEVE ZUCKERMAN Director
With The New American Theatre: Man.gov and Harm’s Way both by Shem Bitterman (LA Pen Award Winner) Other LA Theatre: Influence and Open House (Shem Bitterman/ Skylight). New York: Nuts by Tom Topor (Broadway/Tony and Drama Desk Award noms). As Associate Director of New York’s WPA Theater he directed many productions including Steve Metcalf’s The Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers, Shem Bitterman’s Ten Below and Israel Horovitz’s Unexpected Tenderness and North Shore Fish. He then directed North Shore Fish for Showtime. His productions of the revivals of Tennessee Williams’ Vieux Carre and Ibsen’s When We Dead Awaken with Kim Hunter received Drama Desk Awards. He served as Director of Play Development at Circle in the Square Theatre, Artistic Director of New York’s Impossible Ragtime Theatre and the Sharon Playhouse in Connecticut. Other directing credits: Manhattan Theater Club, Circle Rep, Center Stage, La Jolla Playhouse and Yale Rep. Steve has directed over 350 episodes of prime time TV including Everybody Loves Raymond, The Drew Carey Show, Friends, According to Jim, Hanna Montana, Bleep My Dad Says, Anger Management and Murphy Brown for which he received an Humanitas Award.
JEFFREY R. McLAUGHLIN Set Designer
Jeff very happy to be back at it with Steve Zuckerman. Commercial clients include Kellogg’s, Tropicana and Huawei. Television credits include Octane Academy and Interior Motives. Recent notable works include PRAY TO BALL (Ovation winner) at the Skylight Theatre; MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, THE BLUE IRIS (NAACP nominee), BAKERSFIELD MIST (Ovation nominee), A HOUSE NOT MEANT TO STAND (Ovation and LA Weekly Award nominee) and THE TRAIN DRIVER (Ovation and LA Weekly Award nominee) all at The Fountain Theatre; GRACE AND GLORIE (Ovation winner) at The Colony; RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REIN-DOORS at The Falcon; YEARS TO THE DAY at Beverly Hills Playhouse; RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS (LADCC Award nominee), THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME (Ovation nominee), and A SKULL IN CONNEMARA (Ovation and LADCC winner) at Theatre Tribe. Check the web: JeffMcLaughlinDesign.com
Christopher Moscatiello Christopher Moscatiello Sound Design
is an award winning sound designer, composer, music editor and music director for theater, television and film. Recent TV credits include The Walking Dead (AMC), Psych (USA), Eureka (Syfy), Human Target (Fox), The Cape (NBC), Caprica (Syfy), Trauma (NBC), and he has scored full series, specials and promos for HBO, BBC, NBC, National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, The History Channel, The Learning Channel, and others. Other theater credits include The Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, The Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Rogue Machine Theatre, Pacific Resident Theatre, The Road Theatre, Skylight Theatre Company, and he served as assistant conductor on the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera. Before residing in LA, Chris was the Associate Artistic Director and Conductor of the Boston Chamber Ensemble, and during that time, wrote a ballet commissioned by the Kirov Ballet Academy that had its world premiere in Washington, DC.
Florence Kemper FLORENCE KEMPER Costume Design
Television: HBO’s Tales from the Crypt (1989), ABC’s Camp Wilder (1993), Nickelodeon’s All That, Drake and Josh (1996-2002), Carsey-Werner’s Grounded For Life and The Tracy Morgan Show (2002-2005), HBO’s Unscripted (2004), NBC’s Teachers (2005). Film: Highway to Hell (1989), The Perfect Game(2007), Movie 43 (2010). Theater: The Rug Merchants of Chaos (Pasadena Playhouse, 1991), Gravity Shoes (Hudson Avenue Theater, 1996), Complexity (New American Theatre, 2006). Ace cable award nomination best costume design for HBO’s Tales From The Crypt “Dig That Cat He’s Real Gone” (1989).



Roger Bellon ROGER BELLON Composer
63 TRILLION marks Roger’s eighth collaboration with The New American Theatre. Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, Roger attended The Berklee College of Music, Boston, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition and completed post-graduate studies in composition and conducting at The École Normale de Musique de Paris – Alfred Cortot. He has scored over three hundred television episodes and numerous award winning television movies and mini-series. Bellon received an Emmy Nomination for his score to the CBS television movie FRANKENSTEIN.




Caitlin Price CAITLIN PRICE Stage Manager
Caitlin is a Bay Area native who holds a BFA in Stage Management from the University of Colorado. She was the stage manager for the long-running production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at San Francisco’s Boxcar Theatre. Her recent shows include BOYS’ LIFE with The New American Theatre, The SF Playhouse’s production of Ideation as well as Just Theatre’s production of A Maze. Caitlin hopes you enjoy the show as much as she does!
   
Michelle Briddell MICHELLE BRIDDELL Production Assistant
Michelle is an actress in the New AmericanTheatre Company and is thrilled to be working on this production. She has been in shows around the US such as Romeo and Juliet, Hedda Gabler, Much Ado About Nothing and A Shot in the Dark.Michelle also travels every year to Europe and the Balkans to perform with the USO, something she is very proud of.
   
Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin JEANNINE WISNOSKY STEHLIN
Producer/Managing Director, New American Theatre
Producer: 80+ plays for New American Theatre/Circus Theatricals including; CREDITORS, More Lies About Jerzy (dir. David Trainer), Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, Bedfellows, 19 One Act Festivals, As Is, Five Beauties by Tennessee Williams, I Never Sang for My Father, Sister Cities (world premiere), Titus Redux (w/ Not Man Apart at Kirk Douglas Theatre and RADAR-LA), LA/Off-Broadway productions of Man.gov, Harm’s Way, The Job; Many New American Theatre/Odyssey Theatre co-productions. Short film Game 7, As an actor; Numerous plays in LA and Chicago. Film/TV: Watch It, Rancho Cucamonga, Chicago 8. She made her TV debut as a preschooler on the children’s program, Romper Room. Jeannine earned a B.S. in Advertising from University of Illinois and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Illinois Institute of Technology.






 
 

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