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Elmer Rice’s groundbreaking 1923 expressionistic satire of
the dehumanizing effect of industrial capitalism.
Oh yeh, an' the meanin' o' life.

written by ELMER RICE

directed by SCOTT ALAN SMITH


Thomas Kopache, Katherine Griffith, Francesca Ferrara, Joe Bays, Jordan Lund, Brian Lohmann , Kathleen Lohmann, Stacy Cole and Daniel Donoghue

Desma Scott (Set), Derrick McDaniel (Lights),
Janna Cresswell (Costumes), John Zalewski (Sound),
Kevin Saunders Hayes (Original music), J.J. Hickey (Choreography)
Soren Hansen (Projections), Adam Moliski (graphics)
Angelo Domingo (Stage manager),Elizabeth Sampson (Assistant director)

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm


No performances Saturday May 26, Saturday June 9, Friday June 15, Saturday June 16 (in rep. with Seduced)

Reservations: 323.960.1054 or online TIX: $20 ($15 previews)






Thomas Kopache in The Adding Machine  

Joe Bays

JOE BAYS Shrudlu

With Circus Theatricals: Love & Sex over Dinner & Drinks (writer/director), The Circle.

LA theatrical credits include Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queens at the Attic.  New York credits include Dispatches From Hell, Streamers and W.C. Fields - 100 Proof.  He was also in As You Like It at the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Death of a Salesman and O. Henry’s Christmas at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre.  Film and TV credits include “That Championship Season”, “Mike Hammer”, “3rd Rock From the Sun”, “Even Stevens” “Office Space”, “Space Jam”, “Office Space”, “Indecent Proposal”, and the upcoming film “Shopgirl” with Steve Martin. 

Member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Stacy Cole


With Circus Theatricals: Love & Sex over Dinner & Drinks. Other select stage credits Cherchez Dave Robiceaux (Performance Network); Opera/Musicals:Gianni Schicci, The Secret Garden(Studio Theatre); Three Tricker Treaters and a Vile of Heroine (Planet Ant Theatre); Cindy Cinderella: An American Fairy Tale (Heartlande Theatre Co.) -of which Stacy’s role of Cinderella gained her a PAGE Award Nomination for Best Actress in the Dearborn Press & Guide (Dearborn, MI). TV appearances include: guest star as Diane in “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS), Desdemona in “Othello” for BackStage Pass (PBS), as herself hosting several segments for Orange County Television’s “Events OC,” “Business OC,” and “Movies OC,” and as herself singing at the opening ceremonies for the PGA Ryder Cup 2004. Most recent film credit: Anna in “Antonio’s Cafe” (, and various other roles. Stacy has a BAPA in Theatre/Music from Oakland University (Rochester, MI).

Member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

DANIEL DONOGHUE - Member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble

With Circus Theatricals: Arthur Townsend in The Heiress.

Newly arrived to the Los Angeles area, Daniel's credits include Marius in the Aurora Theatre’s production of Marius. Other recent roles include Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Nick in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Actor’s Theatre San Francisco. Other favorite roles include Val in Orpheus Descending and Rodolpho in A View From the Bridge.

Francesca Ferrara


Also for Circus Theatricals: Seduced, Greensward, The Circle, Sister Cities, and Max (the latter two plays also directed by Elise Robertson). Other recent theater includes the title role in Mark Troy’s Sister Snell at the NoHo Arts Festival. Television: Ugly Betty, Close to Home, The West Wing, Commander in Chief, The Unit, and Snoops. Her recent film Sven Stromson Blue, based on the life and art of Yves Klein, was an official selection at the 2006 Los Angeles International Shorts Fest.

Member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble

Katherine Griffith

KATHERINE GRIFFITH (Mrs. Zero) an actor/writer with work seen in 15 states, 5 countries and over 100 venues, including comedy clubs, prisons, Zen centers, performance art spaces, and festivals. Her solos include playing: 17 wacky women in Crazy Ladies (Backstage West Critic’s Choice), 40 people in the 10-minute Window on the World, and many bizarre spirits “channeled by an overloaded psychic” in the Miss Pretty Hand shows. Other favorites: Dolly Levi ,The Matchmaker (Atlantic Theatre Festival); Mrs. Antrobus, Skin of Our Teeth (Geer), Bob the Gravedigger, A Perfect Wedding (Kirk Douglas); and in her own plays: Cassandra, Visions & Voices and Billy, The Ballad of Billy K (Jump-Start, O'Neill Conference). Currently in The Riches (FX-TV) and on Amp’d Mobile’s Iron Lunch Lady funnysode. Through Theatre-of-Hearts, she works with at-risk kids. Juilliard graduate.



Thomas Kopache


Circus Theatricals Associate Artist.

With Circus Theatricals:, Iphigenia in Aulis, The Circle, Macbeth, Deconstructing the Torah, Antigone, As You Like It. Many Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway and regional theatres.

TV: “Boston Legal,” “CSI New York,” “Catch Me if You Can,” “Leaving Las Vegas,” “Breakdown,” “Stigmata,” “West Wing,” “The Practice,” “Star Trek,” “JAG,” “X-Files,” Recurring role on “Close to Home. Extensive film credits include: “ “Catch Me if You Can,” “Trust Me”, “Adam and Steve” “Zodiac” (d/David Fincher) and “No Country for Old Men” (d/Coen brothers).


Jordan Lund

JORDAN LUND (Lt. Charles)

For Circus Theatricals:, As You Like It, First To The Egg, Bender, The Sanest Men in America, The Cherry Orchard, and Tartuffe.Broadway: Romeo & Juliet, As You Like It, Macbeth (dir. by Estelle Parsons, Belasco NYSF). Off-Broadway: The Golem, Twelfth Night, King John (Delacorte NYSF). Other NY: The Kitchen, LaMama, INTAR, Ohio Space. LA: Romeo & Juliet (dir. by Sir Peter Hall, Ahmanson). Regional: Scapin (dir. by Bartlett Sher, Portland Stage), Scaramouche (dir. by BH Barry), On The Waterfront (Cleveland PlayHouse) Over 75 Film/TV: “The American President,” “Doc Hollywood,” “Speed,” “Lockup,” “Lonesome Dove,” “The Stand,” “NYPD Blue,” “Law And Order,” “Star Trek.” tlbrsm

Member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Brian Lohman


Brian Lohmann has performed and taught improvisation at A.C.T: (The Duchess of Malfi, Cyrano De Bergerac), The Old Globe: (Travels with my Aunt, Cymbeline) and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival (Unexpected Shaxpeare.) Original solo performance includes: “Johnny Lonely’s Unhappy Hour” and “Seasonal Help! (SF, Seattle, Australia, UK, Amsterdam.) Last year he directed “An Unscripted Carol” at Antaeus and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Ukiah Player’s Theater. Off Broadway: LIFEGAME (Improbable Theatre), Film/TV: LIFEGAME (host), Ask Rita, World Cup Comedy.


Kathleen Lohman


Kathleen Lohmann is delighted to be making her debut at Circus Theatricals. Other theatre includes: Eat and Run (Ukiah Players Theatre/New American Comedy Festival), Henry VI, Parts I, II & III (Instant Shakespeare Company), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Grand Canyon Shakespeare Festival), Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors (Northern Arizona Repertory Theatre), Godspell, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Piece of My Heart (Northern Arizona University). She has also performed original work at the Powerhouse Theatre in Santa Monica and studies at A Noise Within.




Production Bios  

Derrick McDaniel

With Circus Theatricals: The Heiress, Seduced, Complexity, Greensward The Misanthrope and Iphigenia in Aulis. Derrick began his acting apprenticeship in 1990 at Theater East in Studio City, CA. This is where he honed the craft of stage lighting. A few of his lighting credits include “The Godfather Workout” for the HBO comedy festival in Aspen; “The Quiet Room” at the Whitefire Theater, “Worse Than Murder” at the Ventura Court Theater, and “Eubie Weller” at the Stella Adler Theater; “Among The Thugs” at the Odyssey Theater- and many others. Derrick was nominated for a 2004 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award for lighting, in “Among The Thugs”, as well as, a 2005 ADA lighting nomination. He has earned critical acclaim, many times over, for his designs. Derrick would like to thank you for your support of live theater. Enjoy.

J.J. Hickey

JJ HICKEY (Choreography)

John James Hickey trained as a director, choreographer, composer, actor and designer. He has directed and choreographed in NYC, LA, Williamstown Theater Festival, and in London at the Royal National Theater. Credits: USA, The Eight Reindeer Monologues, The Killing Act, The Napoleonade, Lend Me A Tenor, Fool for Love, States of Shock, Beyond Therapy, Taming of the Shrew. He most recently directed and choreographed the lost musical Lady Luxury for the 90 th anniversary of the historic Al. Ringling Theater in Baraboo, Wisconsin. JJ is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.



Award-winning composer Kevin Saunders Hayes is a veteran of more than 40 feature films, including the scores and title songs for the Academy Award® Nominated Mighty Times - The Legacy of Rosa Parks, and Rock The Boat.  Current releases include; Mr. Fix-It, Reeseville, Soulkeeper.

Hayes is also the creator of VOX LUMIERE - Silents you can hear™, a unique live performance combining live music, live theatre and silent film. VOX LUMIERE has performed in both Europe and the United States. Read more about Kevin and VOX LUMIERE at or


SOREN HANSEN (Projections/animations)

Soren Hansen is an actor,writer, musician and filmmaker living in in Santa Monica. Previous collaborations with Scott Alan Smith include sound design for Bus Stop, The Roads to Home, Tabak, Americana Absurdum and  his own short film Quackthrough. He is delighted to be associated with Circus Theatricals and dedicates this show to his wife Lori and his daughter Halley.



DESMA MURPHY (Set designer)

L.A.credits include: Dirk, String of Pearls, Backwards in High Heels, Ouroborous, The Pagans, The Woman in Black, The Seventh Monarch, Napoli Millionari, The Angels of Lemnos, Tainted Blood (The Road Theater Company). Daisy in Dreamtime, Master Class Lady Day (The Fountain Theater). The Accomplice (The Colony Theater) NY Credits include: Arcadia, Marat/Sade, A WInter's Tale, June Moon. She has worked with Scott Alan Smith as a designer for Bus Stop at Spokane's Interplayers Theater, Bringin' Home the Girl (Stages Theater) and for Scott and Adam Paul as the Production Designer for their Fox Searchlab short, King of the Moon

She is the receipient of 3 Ovation Awards-L'A's highest honor for achievement in theater-L.A. Weekly's Best Production Design Award, Drama Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award, Backstage West Garland Award and 3 ADA Awards. Film credits include: Assistant Art Director for Next, Die Hard 4, Poseidon, Sky High, Stuart Little II and Looney Tunes: Back in Action. In TV she has Art Directed Nickleodeon's Kenan and Kel, All That, The Amanda Show. She holds an M.F.A. in Set Design from N.Y.U. and a B.F.A. and B.A. in Architecture from Parsons School of Design and Whittier College.She would like to thank her family and friends for their support and love- they inspire her everyday-love to you all.



Janna Cresswell lives in Spokane, Washington where she is the resident costume designer for their regional theater, Interplayers .This past season she designed Of Mice and Men, Bus Stop, Moon Over Buffalo, Driving Miss Daisy and Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks. She has also designed for The Spokane Theatrical Company, including their productions of Carousel, The Sound of Music and Grease. She is excited to be working with this company and thanks Scott Alan Smith, Jack Stehlin and Jeannine Stehlin for the opportunity.


Angelo Domingo (Stage Manager) Angelo Domingo is excited to be working with such a talented cast. His theater credits includes; Guys & Dolls, Hair, Anything Goes, and What's Wrong with Angry. He also has worked behind the scenes as a Prop Master and Light Board Operator for Wild Party and a Stage Manager for Wait where he received a meritorious award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He also directed Choices, a short one act play at Glendale Community College. He would like to thank Tina Baldwin & Scott Smith for giving him this opportunity to work on Stage once again.


ELIZABETH SAMPSON (Assistant Director/Costumes)

Recently directed the acclaimed Joy Gregory play, Finish and Trim for the Road Theater Company. Other directing credits include Spring Dance (Pepperdine), King of the Moon (The Groundlings), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Michigan Summer Theater), She is currently assisting on Big Death, Little Death also at the Road and has assisted on Tabak and New York Mets. She performs and is the co-author of Bringin' Home the Girl which ran in New York City and here in L.A. at Stages (directed by Scott Alan Smith). Film/TV includes Modern Vampires (with Rod Steiger)  guest roles on The Unit, Grey's Anatomy, ER, Without a Trace, Boston Legal, Strong Medicine, The Division, Seventh Heaven and a recurring on The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire. She is a graduate of the American Conservatory Theater where she performed numerous roles as a member of the company, and is a founding member of The Ashbury Actor's Group.


Scott Alan Smith


Scott Alan Smith is proud to be a member of Circus Theatricals where The Adding Machine marks his company directing debut. Past Circus productions include Richard III and as assistant director to Casey Biggs on Macbeth. Directing credits include: Bus Stop at Spokane's Interplayers Theater (where he will direct Moon for the Misbegotten next season) The Dearest of Friends (Pepperdine University), Tabak, the West Coast premiere of New York Mets by TJ Edwards (nominated for ADA award), So Nice to See You (winner, Dramalogue award,) Lynette at 3AM, Mr. Happiness, Bringing Home the Girl. As assistant director:  Mother Courage, Light, (Theater @ Boston Court) and True West (at Deaf West Theater). He is a founding member of the Ashbury Actor’s Group and co-author (with Adam Paul) of the two-man play King of the Moon which ran Off-Off Broadway, at the Groundlings Theater in LA and was made into a film for FOX Searchlab where it premiered at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival as part of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant. He has also directed Ed Harris for the LA Phil’s Season Opening Gala at Disney Hall.

As an actor, LA theater credits include: Apollo, King of the Moon, Kindertransport, Detachments, The Memorandum, The Water Engine, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Rose Tattoo. TV/Film includes: Veronica Mars, Next, Déjà Vu, Bull Run, Big Love, Entourage, CSI: NY, Justice, Magnolia, Bewitched, D.C.9/11,The Ring, Rules of Engagement, Stargate, X-Files Movie, Bounce, Philly (recurring) NYPD: Blue, NCIS, Cold Case, Without a Trace, Boston Legal, CSI, Six Feet Under, 24, JAG, Alias and others. He holds an M.F.A. in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, SAG, AEA, and is an associate member of SSDC.



Jeannine Stehlin


JEANNINE W. STEHLIN (Producer / Managing Director)

Produced over 40 plays for Circus Theatricals, including Man.Gov, Iphigenia in Aulis, The Misanthrope, Macbeth, Tartuffe, The Cherry Orchard, Richard III, Hamlet and The Cheats of Scapin, The Circle and the award-winning The Job by Shem Bitterman (LA and Off-Broadway). Sound design credits include Circus Theatricals 7th Annual Festival of One Act Plays (now playing), and The Circle (LA Weekly "Best Sound Design" nomination).

Acting credits include: The Heiress, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The Job, Peer Gynt, Tartuffe, The Misanthrope, Hippolytus, The Stronger, The Art of Success, Women and Wallace and the films, “Watch It,” and “Rancho Cucamonga." Jeannine made her professional debut on the popular children's program, "Romper Room." Sound design credits include:, Greensward, Complexity, and The Circle (LA Weekly "Best Sound Design" nomination).

Jeannine holds a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Illinois, and an M.B.A. in Marketing from the Illinois Institute of Technology.


Jack Stehlin

JACK STEHLIN (Artistic Director)

Jack founded Circus Theatricals in New York in 1983, and has produced over 40 plays in NYC and Los Angeles. An award-winning actor, Jack has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, and stages around the world. Jack is an alumnus of John Houseman's The Acting Company and a graduate of the Juilliard School. Most recently, he as seen on stage in the Circus Theatricals production of Complexity, and the Los Angeles premiere of Salome with Al Pacino, directed by Estelle Parsons.

As an actor, his Circus Theatricals productions include The Misanthrope, The Circle , Macbeth, Hamlet, Richard III, Tartuffe, True West, The Cheats of Scapin, The Job. Other Los Angeles Theatre:Speed-the-Plow (Los Angeles premiere), and Habitation of Dragons (Zephyr). His extensive notable New York credits include Richard II (dir. Steven Berkoff), Henry V (w/Kevin Kline), Casanova (w/ Ethan Hawke, dir. by Michael Greif), Henry IV, I (w/Mandy Patinkin, dir by Des McAnuff), Julius Caesar (w/ Al Pacino and Martin Sheen),Timon of Athens (dir. by Brian Kulick), Richard Foreman’s Don Juan, and Romeo and Juliet (dir. by Les Waters). TV and film credits include the film "Salomaybe?" (with Al Pacino) and guest star roles on "Weeds," "JAG," (recurring), "Buffy" (recurring ), "Judging Amy," "The Practice," "Crossing Jordan," "NYPD Blue," "ER."


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