February 20, 2019 - March 17, 2019 | Bowne's Lab Theatre
A neo-Nazi skinhead is charged with murder, and Legal Aid has assigned him a Jewish lawyer. Over the course of developing a defense for the skinhead, his new lawyer is forced to examine the limits of his own liberalism and its underlying demons. This drama is an unblinking examination of hatred, the explosive eﬀect it has on our society, and the hurdles that confront us as we set about eradicating it.
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Director | Kate Alexander
Scenic Designer | Bruce Price
Costume Designer | Adrienne Webber
Lighting Designer | Nick Jones
Sound Designer | Joe Parisi
Projections Designer | Thomas Korp
Danny | Drew Hirshfield*
Mike | Tom Patterson*
* Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
DREW HIRSHFIELD (Danny) Previously at FST: Hand to God. Regional credits include plays at Magic Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, Geva Theatre Center, Premiere Stages, American Conservatory Theater, New Harmony Theatre, Alley Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, among others. New York credits include new plays with Ensemble Studio Theatre, Collaboration Town, New York Stage & Film, 59E59 Theaters. Broadway National Tour: The Lion King. Drew was even once nominated for a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award, but didn’t win. He teaches acting at the New York Film Academy. He earned his MFA from American Conservatory Theater.
TOM PATTERSON (Mike) Previously at FST: Hand to God, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and Shotgun (dir. Kate Alexander). Broadway: 1984. Regional: Constellations (Studio Theatre, Helen Hayes Award – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play); Ether Dome (Hartford Stage and Huntington Theatre Company); Sideways (La Jolla Playhouse); Murder on the Nile, Bedroom Farce (The Barnstormers); Of Mice and Men (Northern Stage). Tom also performed at La Jolla Playhouse’s WoW Festival in David Jacobi’s Cornerstone. Film: Thorp. AEA. Training: UCSD (MFA). He is originally from South Bend, Indiana.
"Asks where hatred begins, and if it can be stopped"
"A counterpoint of passion and self-reflection"
Breaking Down Hatred: An Interview with Tom Patterson (Mike) | READ
Facing Your Demons: An Interview with Drew Hirshfield | READ
A Mile in Blood-Spattered Boots by Michael Nichols and Becca Jennings | READ
Hate and Healing | READ
America's Pain: Coming to Terms with Hatred | READ
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