Pompeii, L.A.

by Declan Greene

August 17-26, 2017

Presented as part of the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival
in Venue #3: The Walterdale Theatre
10322 83 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
What are you so scared of, baby?

A darkly funny fever dream that follows a burnt-out child star in the wake of an accident. Inspired by the suicide of ‘90s child star/heartthrob Jonathan Brandis, POMPEII, L.A. leads audiences through a gallery of bright young stars who were broken by the Hollywood machine: Johnathan Brandis auditions for the role of his life. Judy Garland is backstage at the Johnny Carson show. Meanwhile, a volcano bubbles up beneath the streets of Los Angeles.

Morgan Grau
James Hamilton
Nikki Hulowski
Cody Porter
Elena Porter
Sam Stralak
Direction, Sound and Video by
Harley Morison
Production Design by
Brianna Kolybaba
Producer/Stage Manager
Jessica Glover
This is a Canadian Actors’ Equity Association production under the Festival Policy.

Declan Greene, Playwright
Declan Greene is a theatre-maker based in Melbourne, and Resident Artist at Malthouse Theatre. As a playwright, his work includes MOTH, POMPEII L.A., EIGHT GIGABYTES OF HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY, I AM A MIRACLE, and THE HOMOSEXUALS, OR ‘FAGGOTS’, which have been produced across Australia, Europe, the US, and the UK. Awards include the Malcolm Robertson Prize, the Max Afford Playwright’s Award, the AWGIE for Theatre for Young Audiences, and the Green Room Award for Best Original Writing. As a director and dramaturg, works include Zoey Dawson’s THE UNSPOKEN WORD IS ‘JOE’ (MKA / Griffin Independent) and CONVICTION (ZLMD Shakespeare), and The Listies’ HAMLET: PRINCE OF SKIDMARK (Sydney Theatre Company). Alongside Ash Flanders, Declan co-runs queer independent theatre company Sisters Grimm, and has directed and co-created all their shows to date – including LITTLE MERCY (Sydney Theatre Company), THE SOVEREIGN WIFE (MTC NEON), SUMMERTIME IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN (Theatre Works / Griffin Independent), CALPURNIA DESCENDING (Malthouse Theatre / Sydney Theatre Company), and LILITH: THE JUNGLE GIRL (MTC).

Morgan Grau, Actor.

James Hamilton, Actor.

Nikki Hulowski, Actor.

Cody Porter, Actor.

Elena Porter, Actor.

Sam Stralak, Actor.

Jessica Glover, Producer & Stage Manager.

Brianna Kolybaba, Production Designer.

Harley Morison, Director/Sound & Video Designer.