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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Meet the Actors!

Jack House (L) and Aaron Bredlau (R) rehearsing.
 Sunset Limited may have a small cast, but they are mighty talented. Below is a look at some of the area shows they've been in. It's so exciting to have them onstage together!

Aaron Bredlau is an actor and bedroom musician living in Tacoma. He is very pleased and excited to be working with Working Class Theatre Northwest for the first time in this production of “The Sunset Limited”. This is his first play in Tacoma. In Olympia, Aaron appeared in Prodigal Sun’s “Crazy And A Half” as Dr. Peter Little in "In Other Words" and as Teddy Moore in "They Can't Take That Away From Me." The role of Teddy was the first time that Aaron worked with director Tim Samland. Aaron appeared in the Theatre Artist Olympia’s Improbable Peck Of Plays 3D, playing  Spike in "Next Stop: Reckoning" and the Therapist in "Guido In Therapy."  He is a recurrent performer Lord Franzannian's Royal Olympian Spectacular Vaudeville Show. Some of his favorite characters were Artist Sylvester Simon, Lacto Man, A Mime, The Cheese, Arnold the Sock Puppet and Farmer Henry to name a few. As young lad Aaron played Francis Flute in "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Rick Steadman in "The Nerd" and other comedic roles. “The Sunset Limited” is his first drama and he is very happy to be in this play.

Jack House is new to Working Class Theatre NW, but not the Tacoma acting scene.  Previous shows in Tacoma include Dukesbay Theater’s “Java Tacoma Episode 4” and Broadway Center's staged reading of "Radio Golf".  He has performed in Tacoma Musical Playhouse's production of "The Color Purple".   You may have also caught Jack in Olympia Little Theater's "A Few Good Men" or their staged reading of “Good People”.  The Lakewood Playhouse has cast Jack in "A Raisin in the Sun", "Once on This Island", "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", and “You Can’t Take it With You”.  Jack showcased his voice in Gig Harbor in Encore Theater’s musicals “Suessical” and “Oliver”.  At the Evergreen Playhouse in Centralia he made people laugh throughout "Proposals" and "45 Seconds From Broadway".  Jack has appeared in over 16 productions since 2006.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Upcoming Show!

Barely a month away, The Sunset Limited marks Working Class Theatre NW's second full length production. After our successful debut of School for Lies last September, we are taking a break from the satirical farce to bring you something more suited for the depths of winter. A meaty play that feeds your brain while your body waits for the days to lengthen and the temperatures to rise.

Sunset Limited is a theatrical offering by renowned author  Cormac McCarthy- famous for such chipper films as The Road (a post apocalyptic father/ son/ cannibal travelogue) and No Country for Old Men ( a modern western nearly Shakespearean in its death toll).  Unlike the majority of his novels (eg. Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, and the Crossing) Sunset Limited takes place not in the expansive ranches or wilderness, but in a cramped apartment in a poverty struck area of town. Black (the apartment dweller) has just rescued White (a local college professor) from throwing himself in front of a train. From that chance meeting, this story explores the depths of faith and conviction that lead these two men on such opposing paths.