Marcus Lloyd's script Dead Certain has been called "a delicious four-dimensional pretzel." When asked in an interview about writing Dead Certain, Marcus Lloyd replies with a question. "How much control do we have over our lives?" he ponders. "Are we following some script out there, or do we have some control?
Not surprising that Lloyd questions our ability to control our known universe. In addition to writing for both the large and small screens as well as the stage Marcus Lloyd studied physics at Oxford University. Question about the reality of our perceived surroundings are second nature to him. This is clearly illustrated in Dead Certain where truth and illusion become almost inseparably entangled in a real life game of cat a mouse.
Dead Certain features Diana Brown playing Elizabeth and Andrey Esterlis as Michael. Brown is also a co-host on the podcast program The RU Sirius Show on www.mondoglobo.net. Esterlis directs.
Opening: Wednesday July 12th And continuing Tuesday – Sundays through July 23rd.
Show times @ 8pm, Fridays & Saturdays 8pm & 10pm
Theater: Gene Frankel Theatre
Address: 24 Bond St.
New York, NY 10012
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Closest subway: 6 to Bleecker, walk north to Bond, west to the theatre
Cost:$20 for 8pm & $15 for 10pm
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
Diana Brown As Elizabeth Bartlett
At present Diana is performing the role of Henri in the world premiere of Susan Jackson's IN SITU at the 2009 Fringe of Marin. In Spring of 09 Diana appeared as Inez in Jean-Paul Sartre's NO EXIT with Expression Productions at the NOH Space. The production then moved to the Royce Gallery in San Francisco for a four month extension. In November of 2008 Diana originated the role of Red in the world premiere of Susan Jackson's solo work, BLESSING HER HEART for which she won a special to the festival Bay Area Theater Critics Jury award of Best Actress and a nomination for the 2008 Bay Area Theater Critics Award for Best Solo Work. She reprised the role in the San Francisco premiere of BLESSING HER HEART at the 2009 San Francisco Fringe Festival.
Press for BLESSING HER HEART
"Brilliant performance." - Tom W. Kelly, San Francisco Bay Times
"the best performance at the Fringe of Marin." - Jeffery R. Smith, Bary Area Critics Circle
Press for NO EXIT
“Lustily acerbic.” - San Francisco, Bay Guardian
Press for DEAD CERTAIN (NYC run)
"...the sleeper of New York City's black box theater season to date."
- www.RetrovisonMedia.com, NYC
Press for DEAD CERTAIN (SF run):
“a congenial, creepily mercurial portrait” - Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle
"A standing ovation for this deadly jewel of a play." -Clifon Lemon, SF Station
“Finely tuned performances” - Robert Avilla, San Francisco Bay Guardian
“Ms. Brown’s acting is that good.” -Linda Ayers-Frederick, San Francisco Bay Times
Press for THE LEGAL BRIEFS:
“Comic Gold” - Hiya Swanhauser, San Francisco Weekly
Press for PSYCHO BEACH PARTY:
“Brown is winning as Chicklet’s best friend Berdine” -Bay Area Reporter
Press for DEMON POPE:
“Diana Brown is Marvelous as the double dealing Lucifer”
-Brad Rosenstien, San Francisco Bay Guardian
Press for BOX CONSPIRACY:
“Diana Brown is suavely unctuous as Beth” - San Francisco Chronicle
Andrey Esterlis As Michael BoydAndrey Esterlis is the founder of Expression Theatre Ensemble. He trained in theatre in both Russia and United States. In Russia he performed at the Government Children Theatre and with the traveling sketch comedy troupe. Hosted several TV specials promoting young Russian rock stars. American stage credits include Walking the Dead at Theater Rhinoceros, God at Shelton Theater, Better Living at Actors Theatre of San Francisco (ATSF), The Night of the Iguana, ATSF, Marriage by Gogol at Shelton Theater, Durang, Durang at ATSF, Just Wild About Harry at Grand Central Theater, Big Funk at Barefoot Theatre, Rain Check with Expression Theatre, Brute (also directed), The Marriage Proposal (also directed), No Exit (also directed), Round Trips (also directed), The Open Couple (also directed), The Problem (also directed) all with Expression Theatre.
Stacy Marshall, Photographer Company Photographer
About the series:
Bi-Costal Perspective Search is new digital photography exhibit By West Coast Photographer Stacy Marshall
The series features iconic landmarks but not in the ways we've grown accustomed to seeing them. Through Marshall's aperture we are reintroduced to the familiar in unfamiliar ways. Images from San Francisco/Bay Area represent the West Coast and photos taken in Manhattan and Brooklyn embody the East.
About the Artist: