DIRECTED BY MARA MONAGHAN
October 28, 29 | November 3, 4, 5
8 PM Curtain
Justin Grow - Richard Mayhew
Tracy Nicole Lynch - Door
Josh Rocchi - Marquis de Carabas
Megan Smith - Hunter
Jason Englsad - Mr Croup, The fop, Tooley
Thomas Ian Lyall - Mr Vandemar, Portico, Varney
Tawnya Drake - Lamia
Schyler Pudsell - Jessicca, Woman,
Nicki Davis - Islington, Rat-speaker
Misty Chaffins - Old Bailey, Sales Agent
Mandi Colby - Anaesthesia
Seret Teresa - Brother Funilingous, Old Woman, Man 1
Rion Hammond - Gary, Earl, Brother Sable.
Nick Chaffins - The abbot, Man 1, Hammersmith
This is a licensed amateur production.
"Based on a masterful debut novel with a darkly hypnotic power and
This modern fantasy tale takes us to the gritty and parallel world of London Below with the unwitting Richard Mayhew, who falls between the cracks in reality to end up caught in a dangerous adventure in a place familiar, foreign, and deadly. Befriending and protecting a powerful child, bargaining and bickering with the Marquis de Carabas, and hunting the great Beast of London, Richard’s journey becomes one to save both his world Above, and the newly discovered world Below. Adapted from the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman; author of American Gods, Coraline, and Sandman.Adapted from the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman, Kauzlaric’s adaptation was first produced in 2010 at Lifeline Theatre in Chicago, and has since seen national and international productions.
Richard Mayhew is an unassuming young businessman living in
London, with a dull job and a pretty but demanding fiancée.
One night he stumbles across a girl bleeding on the sidewalk.
He stops to help her--and the life he knows vanishes like smoke.
Several hours later, the girl is gone too. And by the following morning Richard Mayhew has been erased from his world. His bank cards no longer work, taxi drivers won't stop for him and his landlord rents his apartment out to strangers. He has become invisible, and inexplicably consigned to a London of shadows and darkness, a city of monsters
and saints, murderers and angels, that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer canals and abandoned subway stations. He has fallen through the cracks of reality and has landed somewhere different, somewhere that is Neverwhere.
For this is the home of Door, the mysterious girl whom Richard rescued in the London Above. A personage of great power and nobility in this murky, candlelit realm, she is on a mission to discover the cause of her family's slaughter, and in doing so preserve this strange underworld kingdom from the malevolence that means to destroy it. And with nowhere else to turn, Richard Mayhew must now join the Lady Door's entourage in their determined--and possibly fatal--quest.
For the dread journey ever-downward--through bizarre anachronisms and dangerous incongruities, and into dusty corners of stalled time--is Richard's final hope, his last road back to a "real" world that is growing disturbingly less real by the minute.
If Tim Burton reimagined The Phantom of the Opera, if Jack Finney
let his dark side take over, if you rolled the best work of Clive Barker, Peter Straub and Caleb Carr into one, you still would have something
that fell far short of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere.