Vonessa Martin and Sara Hennessy.
Photo by Shawn Lee.

Join Furious for a hilariously savage dinner with friends in the Los Angeles premiere of HUNTER GATHERERS by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. The 2006 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award winner finds Pam and Richard hosting their best friends, Wendy and Tom, for an annual get-together. An animal sacrifice kicks off the evening, followed by a little more sex, violence, deception, wrestling and dancing than at previous parties. The line between civilized and primal man will be blurred, and not everyone will survive long enough to enjoy the brownies for dessert!

This play contains adult subject matter, and although it is hilarious, it's probably not suitable for those under the age of 17.

Los Angeles Premiere
Written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
Directed by Dámaso Rodriguez

January 24 - February 21, 2009
EXTENDED through February 28, 2009!

?TOP PICK!... Bitingly hilarious!?
"A razor-sharp staging from Furious Theatre Company... With abundant irony and well-turned barbs, Nachtrieb's sharply crafted dialogue follows in Edward Albee's footsteps... Dámaso Rodriguez's relentlessly paced staging builds suspense with the visceral engagement of a cinematic thriller and draws nicely realized characters from the entire cast."
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- Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times

?CRITIC'S PICK...Savagely funny!?
"Combines the verbal savagery of vintage Edward Albee with the visceral brutality of Sarah Kane. In director Dámaso Rodriguez's sidesplitting yet thought-provoking L.A. premiere, the distinctive voice of a trailblazing playwright strongly resonates... The tight ensemble tackles the difficult material with intelligence and skill... This marvelous production is a fitting kickoff to Furious Theatre's graduation from Actors Equity's 99-Seat Plan to a Letter of Agreement arrangement, now offering substantially increased pay for its deserving actors." Read full review...
- Les Spindle, Back Stage West

?Smart and funny...intense and hilarious!?
"A fine example of Furious's work—an impressively engaging production of an edgy new play." Read full review...
- Sharon Perlmutter, Talkin' Broadway

?Blisteringly funny!?
"This landmark for the company is a wild night for the audience."
- Don Shirley, LA CityBeat

"Brilliantly performed!"
- Vicki Smith Paluch, Pasadena Star News

Thursday - Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
at the Pasadena Playhouse Carrie Hamilton Theatre
39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA

Sara Hennessy, Vonessa Martin, Doug Newell, Steven Schub

Stage Manager Katie Davies
Scenic Design Kurt Boetcher
Lighting Design Christie Wright
Costume Designer Christy Hauptman
Sound Design Cricket Meyers
Assistant Director Megan Goodchild
Fight Choreography Brian Danner
Production Manager Nick Cernoch
Marketing and Publicity David Elzer/Demand PR

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