The Group Rep presents “Revenge,” a brand-new thriller directed by Bruce Kimmel.
We could tell you more, but why spoil the fun, and besides, if we told you more, we’d have to kill you. A reading of a diabolical thriller you won’t want to miss streams one time only on Saturday, April 3 at 5:00 pm (PDT). The event is free, with donations gratefully accepted for the Group Rep.
About the Director and Cast
Bruce Kimmel (Director): Bruce Kimmel wrote, directed and starred in the cult movie hit, “The First Nudie Musical.” He also co-created the story for the hit film, “The Faculty,” directed by Robert Rodriguez. As an actor, Mr. Kimmel guest-starred on most of the long-running television shows of the 1970s. Mr. Kimmel is a Grammy-nominated producer of theatre music on CD, having produced over 180 albums. His song “Simply” won the Mac Award for Best Song of the Year. Most recently, he’s directed rave-reviewed productions of “L.A. Now and Then,” “Welcome to My World,” “Li’l Abner,” “Inside Out,” “Dial ‘M’ for Murder,” and the world premiere of a new Sherman Brothers musical, “Levi, “the story of Levi Strauss, as well as “A Carol Christmas,” “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” and “In My Mind’s Eye,” all for the Group Rep. For the past ten years he has been producing and hosting a monthly series of live entertainments called “Kritzerland at Feinstein’s Upstairs at Vitello’s.” Mr. Kimmel is also the author of 20 books.
Linda won an Eddon award in 2019 for Best Direction of a Local Play for Otherwise “Engaged” at Upstairs at the Group Rep. Other directing credits at this theater include All My Sons (2018), “And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little” (2017) and “Another Antigone” (2016). Other LA credits include “The Real Thing” at Two Roads Theater in Studio City (2014) and “Visiting Oliver” at JET Studios in NoHo (2015).
Following a bully performance as Teddy Brewster in the GRT’s production of “Arsenic and Old Lace,” Fox trod the boards in their productions of “Comic Potential,” “The Sound of Murder,” Inspecting “Carol,” “Misconceptions,” “And Then There Were None,” “A Walk in the Woods,” the world premiere of Phil Olson’s “A Nice Family Christmas,” “Putting On Your Shorts,” Neil Simon’s “Rumors,” “Let Me Hear You Whisper,” “Nine Winning One-Acts” and “Otherwise Engaged.” Fox was most recently seen in the GRT’s holiday productions of “A Twisted Christmas Carol” and “The Man Who Came to Dinner.”
Clayton hails from Santa Cruz and studied at Trinity College, Dublin, where he trained at the LIR Academy. He has performed on stage at various theatres around Dublin and has been vocally featured in the feature films “GRETA, “directed by Neil Jordan, and “PAPI CHULO,” directed by John Butler. When he’s not acting, he is a writer/producer. Clayton is one of the Group Rep’s newest members, and this is his fourth project with the company which includes the virtual productions of “HALLWAYS: STORIES FROM JUVIE,” and “MISSILEER” for the Alternative Theatre L.A. Festival.
Larry is an Actor, Writer and Director. Favorite acting roles include Kit Carson in “The Time of Your Life,” opposite Lonny Chapman, Edgar in King Lear, opposite academy award-winning actor, George Coulouris, and the Conductor in Terence McNally’s “Prelude and Liebestod.” Most recently he appeared in GRT’s streaming production of “Tuesdays With Morrie.” Larry has an MFA in Directing from CalArts and served for 10 years as a Group Rep Co-Artistic Director.
Kait is originally from Vero Beach, FL. She moved to Los Angeles from Washington, DC where she studied theatre at The George Washington University. There she was awarded the Presidential Scholar of the Arts Scholarship for acting. She played Trish in GRT’s production of “In My Mind’s Eye” and Davina in the GRT’s Upstairs production of “Otherwise Engaged”; she has also appeared in the short films “Ballet of Balance” and “Flicker.” Most recently, Kait has been performing the role of Jackie Kennedy Onassis in Tom Dugan’s one-woman show “Tell Him It’s Jackie.”
Group Rep: “Rumors,” “Dial M for Murder,” “The Secret of Chimneys, “The Cape and the Klan,” “Another Antigone,” “Hotel Paradiso,” “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “My Three Angels,” “The Dining Room,” “Otherwise Engaged,” “And Then There Were None,” “A Christmas Carol,” “Inspecting Carol,” “Lend Me A Tenor;” Mammoth Lakes Rep: “All the Great Books” (Abridged); TheatreWest/Falcon: :Ray Bradbury’s Falling Upward;” NASA: “Defying Gravity;” Advent: “Bullshot Crummond. “Also, a playwright with five world premieres here.
Recently performed in “In My Mind’s Eye” at Group Rep, as well as in Brushes at the Whitefire Theatre and as Emily in the Eclipse Theatre’s production of “And Then There Were None.” Favorite roles include Mary in “How the Other Half Loves” and Myrtle Brown in “Morning’s at Seven.” Clara has a background in improv and has performed with Theatre Sports, Pulp Playhouse, Galorama, Brain Trust and other improv companies.
A southern belle at heart who found her theater home at The Group Rep. Her previous performances with GRT include: “Bad Idea Bear”/Mrs. T in “Avenue Q” and Avalon in “A Carol Christmas.” She is excited about being in this production and can’t thank you enough for supporting the arts!
About the Group Rep
Now in its 46th Season, the Group Rep has produced well over 300 plays including more than 70 World Premieres. The company boasts more than 80 active company members, from those with notable careers to those building careers. The acting company began May 1973, with a rag-tag group of 11 actors performing scenes for audiences in a laundromat-turned 36 seat theatre on Van Ness Blvd. When Lonny Chapman first entered that theatre, the match was perfect and The Group Rep was born with Chapman at the helm. In 1999, Lonny Chapman was honored when the current theatre’s name officially became the “Lonny Chapman Theatre.” The partnership continued until Lonny’s passing in 2007.
In addition to productions, The Group Rep gives back to the community with its Annual Kids Holiday Party. Also, its Participating Actor and Technical Associates (PATA) program provides internship opportunities for aspiring theatre artists. Past graduates include such notables as Sean Penn and Jennifer Tilly.
From 2009 – 2010, Ernest Figueroa, then producer for the Broad Stage, came on board as Artistic Director, and brought needed creative and organizational changes. In April of 2010, the torch was passed to longtime members Larry Eisenberg and Chris Winfield to serve as Co-Artistic Directors. Eisenberg and Winfield stepped down from their positions as of January 2020, remain company members putting forth their talents as needed. The newly appointed Artistic Director is longtime Group Rep member, Doug Haverty, who has taken the company to even greater heights and continues to fulfill the vision of Lonny Chapman.