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Zoetic Stage, Miami, Florida
Zoetic Stage, Miami, Florida
Fear Up Harsh

Fear Up Harsh

A World Premiere Play
by Christopher Demos-Brown


Sponsored by Robin Ellen Meyers

Production Dates: November 7 - 24, 2013
Venue: The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Director: Stuart Meltzer+

Cast:
Robert "Rob" Wellman - Shane Tanner*
Mary Jean Boudreaux - Karen Stephens*
Captain Beck, et al. - Stephen G. Anthony*+
Shawn Wellman - Jessica Brooke Sanford

Production Manager: Natalie Taveras
Resident Stage Manager: Monica Soderman*
Assistant Stage Manager: Ashley Fernandez

Scenic Design: Jodi Dellaventura
Lighting Design: Luke Klingberg
Sound Design: Stuart Meltzer+
Costume Design: Alberto Arroyo
Properties: Jodi Dellaventura
Technical Direction: Bombshell Productions

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers
+ Zoetic Stage Company Member

Reviews:

"Must-see theater."
- Christine Dolen, Miami Herald

"Compelling."
- Bill Hirschman, Florida Theater On Stage

"Playwriting at its best."
- Ron Levitt, Florida Media News/ENV Magazine

"Most world premieres need at least some polish as they find themselves through the trial and error of early productions. This one felt like it was lifted straight from Broadway's Tony shortlist."
- John Thomason, Miami NewTimes

"The universally terrific cast directed by Stuart Meltzer features a world-class performance, no exaggeration, by Karen Stephens."
- Bill Hirschman, Florida Theater On Stage

"Incisive, amusing, sardonic and finally deeply affecting, the play underscores strengths Demos-Brown demonstrated in his earlier Carbonell Award-winning When the Sun Shone Brighter and the tart comedy Captiva."
- Christine Dolen, Miami Herald

"The acting is terrific, the story is explosive, the dialogue of the very best . . ."
- Roger Martin, miamiartzine.com

"This is a playwright who crafts smart, insightful dialogue and memorable characters in service of compelling, engagingly theatrical stories."
- Christine Dolen, Miami Herald

"This community should feel privileged to be the first audience to absorb this stunning meditation on honor, war, ethics, friendship, and child-rearing in an age of government-sanctioned torture."
- John Thomason, Miami NewTimes

Awards/Honors:
· 2013 Carbonell Award Winner for Best New Work
· 2013 Carbonell Award Winner for Best Actress in a Play (Karen Stephens)
· 2013 Carbonell Award Nomination for Best Production of a Play
· 2013 Carbonell Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Play
· 2013 Carbonell Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Play
· Miami Herald - #1 Play of 2013 South Florida Theatre Season
· Florida Theater Onstage - 2013 Most Memorable South Florida Theater Productions
· Miami New Times - #1 Drama of 2013 South Florida Theatre Season
· Miami New Times - "2013 Best of Miami" - Best New Work
· Miami New Times - "2013 Best of Miami" - Best Actress (Karen Stephens)

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