Pacific Stages Ovation recommended production of "Lobby Hero," by award winning writer Kenneth Lonergan will end its run March 21st.
Lobby Hero is a drama about a luckless young security guard who is drawn into a local murder investigation. Loyalties are strained to the breaking point, as Jeff's tightly wound supervisor is called to bear witness against his troubled brother. An attractive rookie cop finds she must stand up to her seasoned partner, truth becomes elusive and justice proves costly. Lobby Hero was nominated for Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play. As John Simon of NY Magazine wrote "Soon after making the year's best movie, 'You Can Count on Me,' Kenneth Lonergan delights us with his irrepressible Lobby Hero, confirming him as a comic wizard." Lonergan said of Lobby Hero, "I was interested in somebody who's just trying to do their job and be a human being at the same time in an environment that makes it very difficult to be both."
Dana Lynn Bennett (Dawn) Originally from New York, Dana Lynn Bennett relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the film industry. She has performed in many theatres on both coasts, most recently in the world premiere production of Christopher Franciosa's Pompeii. She is a member of the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica and is a co-producer of the renowned LA Café Plays. In her spare time, she is a volunteer teacher/mentor for Fostering Imagination, a non-profit organization that teaches theatre and filmmaking to Los Angeles' foster youth.
Kareem Ferguson (William) has worked in regional theaters such as the Guthrie, Alliance, Pioneer and Penumbra Theatre companies. He continues to perform in television and film projects for all the major
networks. He recently played the title role in The Ghost a new play for Ensemble Studio Theater-Los Angeles. Kareem is also the Artistic Director of Crucial Arts a New York based theater and film producing company and is a Pacific Stages company member
Nick Mennell (Bill) was most recently seen onstage at the world renowned Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. His last stage appearances in LA were Misalliance at the Odyssey and Susan Rubin's Bitch at the Bootleg Theater, for which he won the Los Angeles Theater Audience Award for Best Actor. Notable television appearances include Sins of the City, Numbers, and Southland. Film credits include My Little Eye, Halloween, The Lost Tribe, and Michael Bay's remake of Friday the 13th. Mr. Mennell is a graduate of the Juilliard School and is a Pacific Stages company member.
Edward Tournier (Jeff) is originally from Boston where he worked with The American Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Boston Playwrights Theatre, and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. Recent Los Angeles theatre credits include Mercury Fur at the Need Theater (Nominated for a 2009 Ovation Award for Best Ensemble,) The world premiere of Razorback at the Rogue Machine Theatre Company, They're Just Like Us! at Theatre of NOTE, the world premiere of Secrets of the Trade at the Black Dahlia Theatre (Nominated for six Ovation Awards including Best Play, Winner of five Garland Awards including Best Play and Best Ensemble and Winner of the 2009 GLAAD Media Award for Best Play,) The History Boys at the Ahmanson Theatre, and Small Tragedy at the Odyssey Theatre. Film and Television credits include Havoc 2: Normal Adolescent Behavior, Without a Trace (CBS), and Cleaner (A&E). Edward studied acting at the Boston University School of Theatre and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and is a Pacific Stages company member.
Jeryll Adler (Executive Director/Founder) has cultivated her vision over the last seven years for the creation and development of Pacific Stages by drawing from a multi-faceted career in the fields of the arts, entertainment, media and business. Her experience in entertainment and media include positions at The American Place Theatre as Director of Marketing, along with tenures at companies including Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. Adler founded the marketing department for IndieWire, the lead news source for the independent film industry. While pursuing her producing career, Adler was approached by a group of actors from ABC's Daytime division to found a theatre, The Rogue Repertory Company. For this company, over a two-year period, Adler produced, promoted, raised money, and grew the company from six to sixty actors, running in the black from its very first production. For the past seven years Adler has been a sales consultant to The Arthouse Marketing Group, a nationwide cinema marketing network.