Mad Beat Hip & Gone

Directed by Jess Hutchinson

This newly re-imagined script by Steven Dietz considers 1950s America, when magnificent poets roamed open highways, accompanied by jukebox jazz. The nation’s youth hit the road, high on full tanks of gas and brimming with unattainable dreams. Two magnificently average young men from Nebraska encounter Jack Kerouac and his friends in a bar. They respond by heading west themselves, trailing the Beat poets all the way to the golden land of California. Youthful exuberance is balanced by the untethered floundering of the older generation and their bittersweet knowledge that all dreams are fleeting. MAD BEAT HIP & GONE marries the realism and sharp dialogue for which Dietz is famous, with the achingly brilliant poetry of the Beat Generation. It’s a road trip you won’t want to miss.

Performances:

April 27 – June 1, 2019
Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm
Press Opening: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Industry Night: Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Edge Theater Off Broadway
1133 W Catalpa Ave.

Performances:

April 27 – June 1, 2019
Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm
Press Opening: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Industry Night: Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Edge Theater Off Broadway
1133 W Catalpa Ave.

Directed by Jess Hutchinson

This newly re-imagined script by Steven Dietz considers 1950s America, when magnificent poets roamed open highways, accompanied by jukebox jazz. The nation’s youth hit the road, high on full tanks of gas and brimming with unattainable dreams. Two magnificently average young men from Nebraska encounter Jack Kerouac and his friends in a bar. They respond by heading west themselves, trailing the Beat poets all the way to the golden land of California. Youthful exuberance is balanced by the untethered floundering of the older generation and their bittersweet knowledge that all dreams are fleeting. MAD BEAT HIP & GONE marries the realism and sharp dialogue for which Dietz is famous, with the achingly brilliant poetry of the Beat Generation. It’s a road trip you won’t want to miss.

Production Staff

Director: Jess Hutchinson
Stage Manager: Alexa Berkowitz*
Production Manager: Brian Pastor*
Lighting Director: Benjamin Carne
Set Designer: Bec Willett
Costume Designer: Rachel Sypniewski
Sound Designer: Colin Kovarik
Props Designer: Rachel Watson**
Intimacy Designer: Sarah Scanlon
Technical Director: Charles Martin

*Indicates PTE Ensemble Member

**Indicates PTE Artistic Associate

Cast

Elaine Carlson*

Elaine Carlson*

Mrs. Fergus

Michael Vizzi

Michael Vizzi

Rich

Cody Robison

Cody Robison

Rich (u/s)

*Indicates PTE Ensemble Member

Ted Hoerl

Ted Hoerl

Albert

Hilary Williams

Hilary Williams

Honey

Nick Stockwell

Nick Stockwell

Danny (u/s)

Pat King

Pat King

Danny

Annie Cleveland

Annie Cleveland

Honey (u/s)

*Indicates PTE Ensemble Member