2011-12 Season 9
How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found
by Fin Kennedy
Directed by Colin Hovde
Mar - Apr 2012
The award-winning play that follows one man’s desperate attempts to buck the system, and asks what really makes us who we are in the 21st century. John Whiting Award for New Theatre Writing 2005 When a young executive reaches breaking point and decides to disappear, he pays a visit to a master of the craft in the form of a seafront fortune teller in Southend. Haunted by visitations from a pathologist who swears he is already lying flat out on her slab, he begins a nightmarish journey to the edge of existence that sees him stripped of everything that made him who he was.
Charlie/ Adam Dylan Morrison Myers
Sophie Stephanie Roswell
Older Man / Tube Man / Robert / American Client #1 / Party Person #3 / Mike / Man’s Voice #3 / Pawn Man Ian Armstrong
Man / Eric / Danny / American Client #2 / Priest / Party Person #2 / Bureaucrat #2 / Landlord / Man’s Voice #1 / Man’s Voice #2 / Man Greg Gallagher
Woman / Doctor / Ellie / Angelina / Party Person #1 / Bureaucrat #1 / Bureaucrat #3 / Nurse / Yevtsye Nadia Mahdi
Director Colin Hovde
Assistant Director Nathan Mendez
Stage Manager Julia Robey Christian
Production Manager Steven T. Royal, Jr.
Scenic Designer Brooke A. Robbins
Lighting Designer John D. Alexander
Costume Designer Leon E. Wiebers
Sound Designer Elisheba Ittoop
Properties Designer Steven T. Royal Jr.
Scenic Construction Troy-Jon Sets
Dialect Coach Jennifer Mendenhall
What They Say
“I commend Director Colin Hovde for taking control of such a heavy, emotional play which, throughout, reminds audience members of bits of themselves. The ensemble … fly effortlessly through their roles, making their onstage transitions appear natural as they make each character their own.”
“With How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found, Theater Alliance has found a powerful medium to explore identity – and offers a powerful interpretation of the play to match.”
“Myers is an engaging presence throughout, nicely jittery and haunted, and Stephanie Roswell calmly plays a character who – well, once she shows up, you’re pretty sure about where Charles stands, existence-wise. Ian Armstrong, Greg Gallagher and Nadia Mahdi take on the remaining 28 characters…”
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