SOLD OUT Run at Firescape Theatre in San Francisco
Reviews about Firescape Theatre Production in San Francisco
"Achieves the impossible by taking us past the bullshit and into the realities of [sexual harassment] showdowns" — Theatrius
"The type of play that will make you uncomfortable in a good way. It’s a dark comedy that pulls its darkness from the inkiest parts of the human condition, our most fallible urges and taboo crimes... the actors in this production tempered their scandal, sarcasm, and silliness to just the right degree" — The Bay Bridged
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 2 pm
May 19th - June 25th
Cast & Crew
Diana Roman (Marion)
Diana studied acting in Romania and is delighted to make her US theatrical debut in Brilliant Lies. With degrees in both dramatic arts and psychology, she approaches acting with a passion to dig deep into her characters. Prior to Brilliant Lies, Diana has been acting professionally in the Bay Area for the past year in short films and commercials. She is honored to be part of the Beverly Hills Playhouse San Francisco family, under the guidance of Robert Zimmerman and Peter Allas.
Noe Flores (Paul)
Noe is a San Francisco Bay Area native, and he is delighted to be making his theatrical debut with Firescape Theater. He is currently studying acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse San Francisco. His passion for film first led him to film school. Performing in scenes with classmates brought him a new life; and, now, he decided to be both in front and behind the camera. His recent onscreen credits include short films, Waxed, Rest Stop, and Maria en la Noche. He is currently producing his own short film, Dilemma de Juan, and he will shoot it in summer 2017. He is grateful for the support of family and friends.
Andrew Harris (Brian)
Andrew Harris has performed on television commercials, TV shows, feature films, and stage plays. His last stage performance was in David Mamet's Lakeboat at the Beverly Hills Playhouse San Francisco. Andrew is happily married to the love of his life, and they have a beautiful adult daughter. Andrew enjoys playing frisbee with his border collie, Bizi. Andy is grateful for the love and support of his friends and family.
Lauren Bryn (Susy)
Lauren is an aspiring actress in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lauren was born and raised in Napa, California. Previously, Lauren was a professional ballet dancer who trained with San Francisco Ballet School, Boston Ballet, and Joffrey Ballet’s Trainee Program. She danced with the San Francisco Ballet in works, such as Tomasson’s, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, and Giselle. Lauren made a career switch to pursue acting and joined Beverly Hills Playhouse San Francisco in April 2016. She is proud to have her theatrical debut at Firescape Theatre.
Melanie S. Hahn (Katy)
Melanie received her MS in Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley. As a graduate student, she participated in several research projects, including one involving climate change in the Alaskan Arctic. Then, she found her true passion . . . acting. So, she gave up her scientific gadgets and pursued an acting career while studying at The Beverley Hills Playhouse. Melanie is thrilled to be making her San Francisco theater debut with Firescape Productions. You can learn more about Melanie's acting background at: www.MelanieSHahn.com
Dermot Durnin (Vince)
Making his stage debut, Dermot discovered acting late in life. After a career spent playing many roles in marketing and finance, Dermot came to the Beverly Hills Playhouse in 2016, and he found a new challenge, a new passion, and a new life -- acting. Originally from Connecticut, he lives in San Francisco with his teenage son, Sean, who also attends the Beverly Hills Playhouse.
Zanfer Ali (Gary)
Zanfer is a professional actor and filmmaker who made his debut in the theater scene in 1998. Since then, he has appeared in an array of productions including, Little Shop of Horrors, A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream, The Bill Show, and The Wiz. He currently studies acting at Beverly Hills Playhouse San Francisco, under the direction of Robert Zimmerman and Peter Allas.
Deidre Rose (Susy, Understudy)
Deidre fell in love with the performing arts at a young age, but was unable to professionally pursue this passion until moving to San Francisco. Brilliant Lies is her first production in five years. Deidre has studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse for five months and is immensely grateful for the support and guidance she has received from her teachers and fellow students. A world traveler from a country hometown in the Sacramento area, Deidre holds a BA in International Relations and BS in Mathematical Economics from the University of the Pacific.
Robert Shepard (Brian, Understudy)
Rob has been acting for many years, beginning in improv but finding live theater to be his true love. Robert’s most recent roles have been Four Dogs and a Bone (Bradley – Firescape Theatre), Lakeboat (Fireman – Firescape Theatre), Talk Radio (Sydney Greenberg – BHP/SF), The Actor’s Nightmare (Executioner – BHP/SF), and Our Town (Howie Newsom & Sam Craig – 16th Street Players). Robert is represented by MDT Agency Inc. When he is not acting for fun, Robert pretends to be an attorney. He is currently serves as the CFO of Firescape Theatre.
Director - Peter Allas
Producer - Alfonso Faustino
Director's Assistant - Courtney Moss
Marketing/Co-Producer - Christine Hong
Stage Manager - Josh Thies
House Manager - Sean Durning
Set Designer - Travis Clark
Costume Designer - Tara Hach
Additional Performances Added!
Show now extended to June 25th
Friday July 28, 8pm
Saturday July 29, 3pm & 8pm
Sunday July 30, 1pm
ONE WEEKEND ONLY IN L.A.
L.A. Extension of Brilliant Lies
With a soldout run at Firescape Theatre in San Francisco, "Brilliant Lies" is coming for a limited engagement in LA.
A timely drama exploring the hot-button issue of sexual harassment in the workplace, Brilliant Lies "strikes some dangerous sparks" (The New York Times). Written by David Williamson, the most produced playwright in the history of Australian theater, this razor-sharp work centers on Susy, an attractive young woman who, after losing her job, accuses her boss of sexual harassment. A mediator is called in to find out the truth -- only to discover that the truth is not so easy to find.