hotshot, a tragicomedy
Guerrilla Rep presents the world premiere of Terrence Beswick's award-winning tragicomedy, "hotshot", directed by John Caldon.
"a well-written, intensely driven glimpse of life in San Francisco. It's creepy, suspenseful and darkly comic... None of this is lost on the audience, who are close enough to share the intensity of each moment." - SF Bay Times
"The relentless scrutiny and gritty, frenetic pacing lend the show a cinematic aura - in fact, its characters are reminiscent of the afflicted users and tweakers in films like Trainspotting and Drugstore Cowboy." - SF Weekly
"These drug-ravaged lives resonate with authentic detail. director John Caldon keeps it kinetic even when the dialogue merely simmers, and the cast displays admirable commitment to the emotionally taxing scenario." - Bay Area Reporter
"offers an inside view of life with crystal methamphetamine, and it looks pretty realistic... tells a graphic yet claustrophobic tale of three gay men whose lives are torn apart by their addiction and destructive behavior." - SF Examiner
Winner of the 2007 James Highsmith Playwriting Award from San Francisco State University, "hotshot" features performances by Juan Carlos de la Rosa, Greg Gutting, Price Troche, and Edie Burns.
The design team includes Dillon Thomas (video), Travis Rexroat (Internet media), Allison Jones-Manson (sets), Matt Stines (sound), Mark Koss (costumes), Luke Neu (make-up), Margaux Hodges (lighting), Aimee Plant, (props). Adrian Hernandez assistant directs and Cecilia Palmtag stage manages.
In residency at Mama Calizo's Voice Factory, Guerrilla Rep is a new company dedicated to innovative, original works from Bay Area playwrights.
Mama Calizo's Voice Factory (formerly the Jon Sims Center)
1519 Mission Street (btwn South Van Ness and 11th)
San Francisco, CA 94103
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