Peace in Our Time wins Ovation Award

“The Antaeus Company’s production of Peace in Our Time, a rarely revived play by Noel Coward, received the award for best production of a play at an intimate theater.”  Read the full article and list of recipients in the LA Times HERE.

It’s been one of my theatrical highlights. I’m so proud of The Antaeus Company and thankful to be a part of such an incredible cast and production.


Photos: Peace In Our Time


New performances added for Peace In Our Time

We’ve added new shows. My scheduled performances are as follows…

Friday, November 25 – 8pm
Sunday, November 27 – 2:30pm
Thursday, December 1 – 8pm
Saturday, December 3 – 8pm
Sunday, December 4 – 2:30pm
Friday, December 9 – 8pm
Sunday, December 11 – 2:30pm
Friday, December 16 – 8pm
Saturday, December 17 – 8pm
Sunday, December 18 – 7:30pm

I hope to see you there!  BUY TICKETS

LA Times Loves Peace In Our Time

We received a very nice review in the LA Times for PEACE IN OUR TIME. Here are some highlights:

“Peace in Our Time,” stunningly revived by the Antaeus Company

This beautifully mounted production, directed with poise by Casey Stangl, deserves to be a smasheroo in Los Angeles.

Jason Henning strikes just the right balance between courtesy and menace in his portrait of a German officer known as “the pride of the Gestapo.”

Did I let that last one slip in there?  Eh, it’s my blog.  Read the full Peace In Our Time – LA Times Reveiw

I hope you’ll come see it if you can.  We’re pretty good.

We run through mid December.  We’re double cast and share each role so…

Here are my specific PIOT dates:

Sunday, October 30 – 2:30pm
Thursday, November 3 – 8pm
Saturday, November 5 – 8pm
Friday, November 11 – 8pm
Sunday, November 13 – 2:30pm
Thursday, November 17 – 8pm
Saturday, November 19 – 8pm
Sunday, November 20 – 7:30pm
Friday, November 25 – 8pm
Sunday, November 27 – 2:30pm
Thursday, December 1 – 8pm
Saturday, December 3 – 8pm
Sunday, December 4 – 7:30pm
Friday, December 9 – 8pm
Sunday, December 11 – 2:30pm

I hope to see you there!  BUY TICKETS

Peace In Our Time – Opens October 20, 21, 22, 23

Peace In Our TimePremis: The Nazi’s won the Battle of Britain in 1940 and England is occupied by Germany.  I’m playing Herr Albrecht Richter “The Pride of the Gestapo.”  Hilarity ensues (not really).  It’s shaping up to be a wonderful production loaded with terrific actors.

From the program: “The idea of Peace in Our Time”, Noël Coward wrote, ”was conceived in Paris shortly after the Liberation. I began to suspect that the physical eff ect of four years intermittent bombing is far less damaging to the intrinsic character of a nation than the spiritual eff ect of four years enemy occupation.”

This mind-bending play, written by a master playwright at his devilish best, poses a most intriguing and terrifying question – What if the Nazis had won the Battle of Britain? Written in 1946, the play takes place in a South London pub with a diverse cast of characters – writers, artists, young members of the resistance, working-class Brits and of course, offi cers of the Third Reich. It presents a curious and fascinating look at London in the 1940’s.

Previews begin October 13, 2011
Opening Nights: October 20, 21, 22 at 8 pm & October 23 at 4 pm
Through December 11, 2011
Thurs—Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2:30 pm

They double cast every role so pay attention to the ticket calendar and come attend an Epps Cocoas production…

Epps Cocoas
Emily Chase • Kendra Chell • Chris Clowers • John Combs • JD Cullum
Paul Culos • Jason Dechert • Etta Devine • Drew Doyle • Joseph Fuhr
Christopher Guilmet • Graham Hamilton • Jason Henning • Steve Hofvendahl
Raleigh Holmes • Danielle Jones • Susan Boyd Joyce • Lily Knight • Peter Larney
Richard Levinson • Zoe Perry • Joanna Strapp • Amelia White

Stubbs Specials
John Allee • Daniel Bess • Bill Brochtrup • Josh Clark • Chris Clowers
Mark Doerr • Karianne Flaathen • Eve Gordon • Belen Greene • Anna Mathias
Rosalyn Mitchell • Rebecca Mozo • Rob Nagle • Ann Noble
John Francis O’Brien • Melinda Peterson • Philip Proctor • Jesse Sharp
Brian Tichnell • Rebekah Tripp • Patrick Wenk-Wolff • Abby Wilde • Buck Zachary

Juno and the Paycock – Opens April 16

It seems as though we’ve been rehearsing this puppy forever but we’re finally ready to show it off.  We’ve got our irish brogue finely polished (kindof) had our first invited dress rehearsal last night and all went swimmingly.  No major accidents.  A window closed on Armin’s head but he’s a big boy and pulled through just fine.

Fingers crossed that those who join us, enjoy us.  So join us…

Juno and the Paycock @ The Odyssey Theatre:
Opening: April 16, 2011
Closing: June 5, 2011

I = BERNARD in Death of a Salesman for L.A. Theatre Works

I’ll be playing BERNARD in DEATH OF A SALESMAN for L.A. Theatre Works’ weekly syndicated radio show: “L.A. Theatre Works’ National Radio show” carried on NPR stations. Directed by Eric Simonson (writer of LOMBARDI now on broadway), and an impressive cast in Stacy Keach as WILLY, Jane Kaczmarek as LINDA, Sam McMurray, my good friend John Sloan, Steven Culp, Maureen Flannigan, Kathryn Meisle, Tim Monsion, Kate Steele and Kenneth Williams.

L.A. Theatre Works has created the largest library of recorded stage plays in America through this show.  We’re performing the staged reading March 16-20 at The Skirball Cultural Center.

I’m so very thankful to Cathy Reinking, Associate Producer and Casting Director for this project. Bottom line: Thank you Cathy for the invitation to be a part of this!

Tickets here: Death of a Salesman

UP NEXT… Juno and the Paycock @ The Odyssey Theatre

“You sew a thousand seeds and sometimes one takes root and grows.”
— me

So, this project for me started out as a staged reading with the amazing Antaeus Company during their ClassicsFest 2010.  And lo and behold it makes it to the stage as a full production.  I’ll be playing JERRY DEVINE “about twenty-five, well set, active and earnest.”  yep.  Sounds ’bout right.

Terrific cast and directed by Allan Miller (from Wikipedia:”Allan Miller is also known as one of the greatest living acting coaches of our time. He has coached Meryl StreepGeraldine PageBarbra Streisand, and hundreds of the leading actors at The Actors Studio since Lee Strasberg took him under his wing in the 1950s.” – Allan, did you write that?  – Jason)

Cast includes: John Apicella, Kitty Swink, Josh Zuckerman, Jeanne Syquia, Armin Shimerman, Rhonda Aldrich, Janellen Steininger, Joe Delafield, Tim Davies, Aaron Lyons.

Gonna be a good one.

Juno and the Paycock @ The Odyssey Theatre:
Opening: April 16, 2011
Closing: June 5, 2011

King Lear awe yeah!

The Antaeus Company’s “King Lear” led nominations for the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle 2010 awards, taking five, including for production and direction for Bart DeLorenzo.” — Variety

… and this is the postcard I created to shamelessly self promote.