Popcorn

A play about two kids who go on a cross country killing spree in reaction to violence in media.

Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best Comedy, Ben Elton’s Popcorn is a brilliant and satirical black comedy that follows the trail of two kids, who in reaction to the ongoing violence in films, go on their own cross country killing spree. In California, they take their favorite film director hostage and claim his violent movies are the reason they became serial killers. Does the extreme violence in today’s movies motivate real-life acts of brutality?

Cast & Creative

Cast & Creative from October 2014 staged reading

STACY KEACH (Bruce Delamitri) Drama Desk and Obie Award Winner and Tony Award Nominee. Recent Broadway: Other Desert Cities and The Kentucky Cycle, Love Letters. US Tours/LA: Front/Nixon, Sleuth, Barnum, An Inspector Calls, Several LA Theatre Works radio productions (Founding Member). West End: Art. Numerous films and TV including last week’s Law and Order: SVU and Mike Hammer.

SHARON STONE (Brooke Daniels) Among her films, Sharon first received international recognition for her role in Basic Instinct. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in The Practice. She devotes countless hours to charity including her work for those suffering with HIV/AIDS.


JACOB YOUNG
(Wayne Hudson) Broadway: Lumiere in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. LA Theatre: Jan in Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest. Films include: Imaginary Friend (Lifetime), The Girl Next Door. TV: Currently Rick Forrester in the most watched soap opera in the world: The Bold and the Beautiful (Emmy Nominee), JR Chandler in All My Children (two time Emmy Nominee) and Lucky Spencer in General Hospital (Emmy Winner).

JIM BORSTELMANN (Karl Brezner) Broadway: Jerome Robbin’s Broadway, Original cast of Chicago, The Producers, Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein, The Addams Family, Chaplin, Bullets Over Broadway. On Tour: Damn Yankees with Jerry Lewis. Numerous performances on TV, Movies include The Producers (Scott the Choreographer & Donald Dinsmore), Center Stage.

BRYN DOWLING (Scout) Broadway: Original cast Bullets Over Broadway, Big Fish, The Producers, The Frogs, also on Broadway, Roxie Hart in Chicago, Fosse. Film: The Producers (Usherette). TV includes: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Kennedy Center Honors (Mel Brooks). EMI Recording Artist.

ANGIE SCHWORER (Farrah Delamitri) Broadway: Big Fish, The Producers (Ulla), Catch Me If You Can, Young Frankenstein, Chicago, Sunset Boulevard, Crazy For You, Annie Get Your Gun, The Will Rogers Follies. TV: Law & Order: CI, Queer Eye, As The World Turns, Smash. Film: The Producers.

CARA AKSELRAD (Velvet Delamitri) Labyrinth Theatre Company, Pulitzer Fest Cabaret, Love Sick at Theatre for a New City, Home Free and readings by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Cara is also a jazz/blues vocalist who performed recently at the Metropolitan room. BFA from University of Michigan.

JAMES KACEY (Bill) Films in the lead in The Telling Company’s first feature Influence, directed by Michael Bergmann, To Redemption with James McCaffrey, and Justin Timberlake’s music video Mirrors.

BEN ELTON (Playwright) is an English comedian, author, playwright, actor and director. He is known for his stand-up comedy and writing work for British television program such as Blackadder and The Young Ones. His writing for the stage has included libretti for the musicals We Will Rock You and Love Never Dies. He is the author of 13 books and has released the comedy albums Motormouth and Motorvation. In addition to the 1998 Oliver Award for best comedy he won for adapting Popcorn, Mr. Elton received a lifetime achievement at the Rose d’Or Festival. He lives in Australia with his wife and three children.

MARK ROZZANO (Director) Broadway: Associate Producer of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (8th longest running show in Broadway history). Extensive LA theatre includes: managing the Kennedy Center Revival of Follies at the Ahmanson Theatre. LA directing credits: Stefanie Powers, Jacob Young, and Constance Towers in Agatha Cristie’s The Unexpected Guest, Lorenzo Lamas in Joseph… and presenting Joan Collins in her one-woman show in U.S. casino showrooms, Las Vegas, and on tour in Australia. Currently managing Jerry Lewis in his live performances worldwide. Films: Associate Producer, Max Rose with Jerry Lewis (Cannes Film Festival 2013).

Press

Playbill.com
Sharon Stone, Stacy Keach and Jacob Young Set for NYC Reading of Popcorn

BroadwayWorld
Sharon Stone, Stacy Keach & Jacob Young to Lead Reading of Ben Elton’s Popcorn Next Week

Broadway.com
Sharon Stone, Stacy Keach & Jacob Young Tapped for Workshop of Ben Elton’s Popcorn

New York Theatre Guide
Will Sharon Stone star in Popcorn on Broadway?”heartfelt in its depiction”

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