Random Acts closes out its 2017 season with its first ever US premiere, ‘The Bone House,” by Marty Chan and directed by Artistic Director Bryan Renaud. The play will feature Erik Burke and Savanna Rae in their Random Acts debuts.
“The Bone House” is a piece of immersive theater that takes place at a lecture about serial killers. The play has been produced numerous times internationally to endless acclaim,
"There is no pretend audience," states playwright Marty Chan, "Crowley is addressing the people sitting in the theatre. Through the course of the lecture, we start to rip away people's safety nets, the things that they cling to that sort of remind them that they're in a show, and it questions if they're actually watching a performance or if they're sitting in a real lecture about serial killers." Once the audience has lost their sense of reality, the production "pulls the rug out from under them."
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Marty Chan's plays include “Mom, Dad, I'm Living with a White Girl,” “Mothership Down,” “The Forbidden Phoenix” and more. Television credits include Incredible Story Studio (seasons 2-4) and Jake and the Kid. He is the recipient of the Adams Chinese Theatre Society Award from Harvard University, the City of Edmonton Arts Achievement Award, the Diamond Willow Award and more.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Bryan Renaud is a playwright, actor, and director who was worked with American Theater Co., Pride Films & Plays, Provision Theater, Music Theatre Co., Greatworks, Prologue, Oak Park Festival, Two Pigs Productions, Nothing Without a Company and Other Theatre.
ABOUT RANDOM ACTS
Random Acts is dedicated to presenting diverse genres of theatre. Since March 2015, Random Acts has presented 10 productions (including four world premieres and one Chicago premiere) performing at 9 venues including 4 theatres, 2 bars, an empty storefront, a cafe, and a gymnasium.