Friday, April 11, 2014

"Rest" Touches Hearts

There was a soft glow in the air following the world premiere of Rest, playwright Sam Hunter’s powerful play with its seamless blend of sadness and humor.

According to Andy Johnson, honorary producer with his wife, Olivia, "First in The Whale and now in Rest, Sam Hunter always manages to find that thin line between the dark and the light sides of our humanity.  We're honored to be a part of sharing his talents with our SCR audiences."

As they gathered on a candlelit Ela’s Terrace, with its white, snowy look reminescent of the play’s setting, First Nighters and their guests congratulated the playwright, Director Martin Benson, the actors and designers for unforgettable evening of theatre.

In the days since First Night, critics and audiences alike have agreed, with the Los Angeles Times calling Hunter “a welcome theatrical voice from the American West,” adding that Benson “elicits terrific ensemble work from his cast.”

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