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Cat fights, lies, an over budget film, a dead mother, two ambitious actresses, a naive screenwriter, and a greedy old school producer...what could possibly go wrong? John Patrick Shanley's poison pen letter to Hollywood, Four Dogs and a Bone is part romp, part satire, and all bite.
"If you're going to write a satire about the movie business at this very late date, it had better be very, very funny. In the case of FOUR DOGS AND A BONE…that criterion is most abundantly met." — NY Times
"…FOUR DOGS AND A BONE [is] the funniest play in town, and the neatest, if kinda affectionate, evisceration of that ol' dream factory you will encounter in years." — NY Post
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 2 pm
February 24th - April 2nd
Robert Zimmerman (Director)
This is Rob's fifth production as director for BHP/SF and Firescape Productions and it represents his 65th stage show. As an actor, director and producer he has worked with Jack O'Brien, Tony Richardson, Des McAnuff, David Lynch, Joe Stern, Jeffrey Tambor, Jon Voigt, Anna Gunn, Leonardo diCaprio, as well as a slew of other Oscar, Emmy and Tony award winners. He dedicates this show to Doris Roberts, Joe Santos, Gary Shandling and Miguel Ferrer, all artists from whom he received friendship, inspiration and guidance. May they rest in peace.
Troy Forte (Producer)
Troy is excited to be working with Firescape Theatre once again. A senior student of BHP/SF, Troy’s primary passion is acting. With many credits in local film and commercials, Troy has been on stage a time or two. Recent roles include Engagement (Jean-Michel – BHP/SF), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Picasso – BHP/SF), Petrified Forest (Duke Mantee – Firescape Theatre). He also directed Reunion Special (Firescape Theatre). This is Troy’s second time producing a show, the first being the award-winning Yellow Face (Firescape Theatre) at the end of 2016. Represented by Stars the Agency, Troy continues to pursue his dream of acting on the big screen while helping those around him. www.TroyForte.com
Mostafa Elmorsy (Stage Manager)
Mostafa is originally from Egypt but was born in Denmark. He moved to San Francisco in 2007 when his family later decided to open up a family business that he helped to manage. Mostafa then started getting into MMA, learning the style of Judo/Jiu-Jitsu where he competed in national competitions. However, believing in and chasing his childhood dream has led him to the filmmaking & theatre career, initially getting into films & stunt work. Mostafa studied theatre and cinematography in college, and later attended A.C.T Studio. A year later, he discovered BHP/SF where he found his favorite theatre family and new techniques. “We don’t only learn about Acting in BHP, but we learn about Life”. Always looking to be a part of BHP/SF theatre family in anyway possible, Mostafa chose to stage manage this production with the inspiring help of director Rob Zimmerman and producer Troy Forte.
Cast & Crew
Elena Ester (Colette)
Elena is a New York City native and is excited to be in her first Firescape Theatre production. She has studied acting at BHP/SF for nine months and was previously a student at HB Studios in New York. Her experience includes short films, commercials, music videos, dance productions, and modeling. A multi-faceted artist, Elena also pursues studies in dance and voice, and was a former visual arts major. She is a champion salsa dancer and instructor and has performed around the world. Passionate about languages and traveling, this multi-lingual actress would love to continue to perform and participate in projects around the globe. She is infinitely grateful to Rob and everyone at BHP/SF for helping her develop as a working artist.
Carlos Flores (Victor)
Carlos has been a member of BHP/SF for a year. He has been acting professionally in LA and in the Bay Area for 5 years now and has seen great success. He is also a very skilled and popular visual artist. He paints under the moniker Charlie Flowers. He would like to thank all his friends and family for all the support they have shown over the years.
Jacqueline O'Kelly (Brenda)
Jacqueline has loved performing on stage since she was a little girl growing up in the woods of rural Massachusetts. While her performance originated with Suzuki piano and classical music, she fell in love with acting in middle school while playing Chava in Fiddler on the Roof. She holds two degrees - one in Psychology and one in Tenor Trombone Performance - from Oberlin College and Oberlin Conservatory of Music, respectively. Jacqueline moved to San Francisco in 2014 and immediately found herself at home pursuing her primary passion in the theater at BHP/SF. She is represented in the Bay Area by Tonry Talent Agency.
Robert Shepard (Bradley)
Robert has been acting for many years, beginning in improv but finding theater to be his true love. Robert’s most recent roles have been Lakeboat (Fireman – Firescape Theater), 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.