Based on the 1957 pulp fiction mystery by Evelyn Piper (and which was made into the cult classic 1965 film by Otto Preminger), Bunny Lake is Missing brings to life Blanche Lake's struggle to prove herself and find her daughter in a noir-inspired production using a unique blend of performances by Olivia Baseman (The Wrestler), Justin Holcomb (Channeling Kevin Spacey) and Victoria Anne Miller (Plan 9 From Outer Space) and production elements, including music and sound design by Chris Chappell (AdventureQuest).
October, 1957. New York City. Blanche Lake cannot find her 3 year old daughter after a day at nursery school on the Upper East Side. But neither can the faculty, police or psychiatrist. As her search grows more frantic, the city looks more down upon the young Blanche, forcing her to take matters into her own hands.
Direction: Ken Simon and Patrice Miller
Music & Sound Design: Chris Chappell
Lighting Design: Amanda Woodward
Costume Design: Candace Lawrence
Featuring: Olivia Baseman*, Walter Brandes*, Josephine Cashman*, Vanessa Fitzgerald, Justin R.G. Holcomb*, Victoria Anne Miller, Christopher Norwood*, and Ken Simon*
Thu 1/12 - Sat 1/14 @ 8pm All tickets: $18
Preview performance January 4 ($12)
Only at The Brick, 575 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association appearing in Equity-approved showcase.
All tickets available at www.bricktheater.com or by calling Theatermania (212-352-3101)
BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING is adapted and performed with the permission of Don Congdon Associates, Inc. and John Modell © 1957 by Merriam Modell, renewed 1985 by Columbia Pictures.
Winner of The New York Innovative Theatre Awards’ 2009 Caffe Cino Fellowship Award!
The Brick is located at 575 Metropolitan Avenue (between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on the L & G subway lines (L: Lorimer stop; G: Metropolitan stop). For more detailed directions & further information, see http://www.bricktheater.com. The Brick and its non-profit company, The Brick Theater, Inc. were founded in September of 2002 by Robert Honeywell and Michael Gardner. Formerly an auto-body shop, a storage space and a yoga center, this brick- walled garage was completely refurbished into a state-of-the-art theater complex, with a large sprung floor and professional lighting and sound package.
Winner of THE 2009 CAFFE CINO FELLOWSHIP AWARD, The Brick is Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s destination for cutting-edge theatrical experience. Home to the critically acclaimed premieres of Bouffon Glass Menajoree (NY IT Award Winner—Outstanding Play), Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War (NY IT Award Winner—Outstanding Play), Craven Monkey and the Mountain of Fury (NY IT Award Nominee—Outstanding Performance Art Production), Greed: A Musical Love $tory (NY IT Award Nominee—Outstanding Musical), Red Cloud Rising, Theatre of the Arcade and Suspicious Package (NY IT Award Nominee—Outstanding Play), The Brick has hosted some of downtown theater’s most innovative artists, including Annie Baker, Young Jean Lee, The Debate Society, Banana Bag & Bodice, Thomas Bradshaw, and Jollyship the Whiz-Bang’s Nick Jones. The Brick has also hosted The Iranian Theater Festival, The Comic Book Theater Festival, Fight Fest, Game Play: A Celebration of Video Game Theater, five years of the international NY Clown Theatre Festival, Gemini CollisionWorks’ August repertory festival (The Collisionworks), The Too Soon Festival, The Antidepressant Festival, You’re Welcome, Adventure Quest, The Nosemaker’s Apprentice, The Protestants, The Granduncle Quadrilogy, Lord Oxford Presents the Second American Revolution, Live!, Third Lows’ 2-year Penny Dreadful serial, Richard Foreman’s Harry in Love, The Film Festival: A Theater Festival, Babylon Babylon, Notes from Underground, Bitch Macbeth, A Thought about Raya, World Gone Wrong, The Pretentious Festival (including Every Play Ever Written and Macbeth without Words), Strom Thurmond Is Not a Racist/Cleansed, The Death of Griffin Hunter, Untitled Theater Co. #61’s Havel Festival, Sexadelic Cemetery, The Kung Fu Importance of Being Earnest, The $ellout Festival, Adventures of Caveman Robot, The Baby Jesus One-Act Jubilee, Memoirs of My Nervous Illness, The Moral Values Festival, World Gone Wrong, Tupperware Orgy, Bizarre Science Fantasy, Who Is Wilford Brimley? The Musical, Jenna is nuts, Habitat, In a Strange Room (based on William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying), Assurbanipal Babilla’s Assyrian Monkey Fantasy and Stanislaw Witkiewicz’s The Pragmatists.