Saturday, January 7, 2012

WHITE HOT - press release

A Pitch Black Psychodrama... just in time for winter
Tommy Smith's WHITE HOT directed by Braden Abraham

Seattle, WA - January 3, 2012 - Announcing the West Coast premiere of Tommy Smith's WHITE HOT, a searing domestic tragedy about the failure of marriage and hopelessness of love. Tempted by flaming desire, a young family systematically obliterates all faith in each other and themselves, causing terrible acts of injustice, madness and death.

January 20 - February 11th
Thursday - Saturday 8pm - $18
Industry night: Tuesday February 7th

West of Lenin
Fremont - 203 North 36th St.
Seattle, WA 98103

Brown Paper Tickets 1-800-838-3006
Note: WHITE HOT contains graphic situations. Not recommended for viewers 18 and under.

After the 2010 smash hit success of Tommy Smith's SEXTET, Marxiano Productions has brought together Seattle's top talent to make this production of WHITE HOT a must see. At the helm is director Braden Abraham of the Seattle Rep (Betrayal, My Name is Rachel Corrie) and featuring the acting of Tommy Smith who returns to Seattle for this production. Award winning actors Ray Tagavilla and Hannah Franklin are joined by up-and-comer Kimberley Sustad who will be debuting in J.J. Abrams Alcatraz this January. Add to that a top notch design team with Jen Zeyl (Stranger Genius Award), Jessica Trundy, and Andrea Bush, WHITE HOT will plunge Seattle's most proven young talent to new depths.

"[Tommy Smith] is writing in the shadow of our most daring and politically incendiary of martyred playwright saints, Sarah Kane and Edward Bond ... WHITE HOT is bleak terrain, a buried cesspool of self-loathing and unseemly, sadistic yearnings in love. The play can be read as a critique of the deadening fallout of our reactionary, materialistic, exploitative and soulless era. It can be read as a bad dream or a soap opera about the banality of evil. However you read it, it doesn't go down easy." - Craig Lucas, New York Theatre Review

Hannah Franklin
Kimberley Sustad
Tommy Smith
Ray Tagavilla

Director: Braden Abraham
Stage Manager: Kyna Grace Shilling
Producer: Mark Siano
Set Design: Andrea Bush
Light Design: Jessica Trundy
Costume Design: Jen Zeyl
Sound Design: Emily Fassler
Props: Megan Tuschhoff
Photography: John Cornicello

Credit all photos to John Cornicello
Hi Resolution images available at or contact Mark Siano

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Press Liaison and Producer: Mark Siano 206-898-3644

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