The Road Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of
“Through the Eye of a Needle”
By Jami Brandli Directed By Ann Hearn
A semi-finalist for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference.
The Keen family is dealing with the recent tragedy concerning their daughter, Dana, a navy corpsman in the Iraq War. Larry copes with a tumbler of scotch, or five, Barbara sets an extra plate setting and Samantha, their teenage daughter, secretly uses Twitter to create a protest. Then Nasser, an Iraqi refugee, arrives at their door unannounced on Christmas Eve. As the family fights over whether or not to keep Nasser’s “gift”, tempers fly and secrets are revealed. Will the Keens be pulled further apart or will they find grace and redemption in this intriguing family dramedy?
CAST Barbara Keen – Meeghan Holaway* Dana Keen – Kara Hume Samantha Keen – Kaitlin Huwe Larry Keen – David Gianopoulos* Pastor Bill Towers – Chet Grissom* Shirley Towers – Stephanie Erb* Nasser Nouri – Erica Mathlin
ALTERNATE CAST Barbara Keen – Elizabeth Herron* Dana Keen – Sorel Carradine Samantha Keen – Melelani Satsuma Larry Keen – Bart Tangredi* Pastor Bill Towers – Brian Graves* Shirley Towers – Lizzy Kimball Nasser Nouri – Cherish Monique Duke*
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association
Alternate Cast runs Thursday nights at 8pm from April 5th thru May 10th
DESIGN TEAM Scenic Design: Pete Hickok Lighting Design: Derrick McDaniel Costume Design: Mary Jane Miller Sound Design: David B. Marling Props: Megan Moran & Christine Joelle Food Wrangler: Samuel Martin Lewis Stage Manager: Maurie Gonzalez Assistant Stage Manager: Adam Duarte Dialect Coach: Andrea Odinov Fuller