The West Coast Premiere of Bottom of the World
by Lucy Thurber October 12 – November 3, 2013 Lounge Theater Los Angeles The Vagrancy is honored to bring you the West Coast Premiere of BOTTOM OF THE WORLD by Lucy Thurber. This poignant, quirky, emotional drama with music unfolds around a young woman dealing with her sister’s sudden death. This life-affirming piece, helmed by Director Sabina Ptasznik, flashes back to 1910 Appalachia accompanied by live bluegrass band the Blue Bird Bandits.
Directed by Sabina Ptasznik With: Anne Butler, Natalie Burtney, Michael Edelstein*, Steve Madar, Jeremy Mascia, Stephanie O’Neill, Jordan Scovel, and Rosemary Stevens* Scenic Design: Naomi Kasahara Lighting Design: Ric Zimmerman Sound Design: Martin Carillo Costume Design: John Houston Stage Manager: Ashley Jo Navarro Props Design: Aaron Saldana Producer: Caitlin Hart Associate Producer: Stephanie O’Neill Assistant Associate Producers: Jordan Scovel and Brittany Carriger Publicity Artist: Andie Bottrell Graphic Artist: Leigh Jandernoa Technical Director: Robert Corn *Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
“Butler, Madar, and Mascia give their roles nuance…Peter Blackwelder and Frankie J. Reinke play beautiful and melancholy bluegrass onstage that helps to set the mood…” – Bryan Buss, EDGE Los Angeles
“Ric Zimmerman’s lighting design and Naomi Kasahara’s set create an interesting ambience [sic] on the tiny proscenium, which director Sabina Ptasznik utilizes efficiently…” – Deborah Klugman, LA Weekly