STORIES WORTH TELLING

Brothers Of Thunder
by Ann Marie Di Mambro
CONTINENTAL PREMIERE

What
When
Where

John, an HIV-positive man, takes refuge with a Roman Catholic priest. A fragile relationship begins to develop between them until a figure from John's past arrives upon the scene. The conflict between them encompasses questions of forgiveness, reconciliation and the role of the church in the modern world.

"Brothers of Thunder" was first staged at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in 1994.

Performances

Curtain 7:30pm

Ticket Sale starts March 03, 2016

Brick 5

Fünfhausgasse 5
1150 Wien

Public Transport

U6 Gumpendorferstraße
U4/U6 Längenfeldgasse
Trams 6 & 18
Bus 57A

Cast

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John
Tom Middler

Tom's training at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro finished in 2010, and he graduated from the University of Wales in 2011, before having a successful run in "A Rotten Little Story" at the Edinburgh Festival. His next role was Jeremy, in the BBC2 film Little Man, before heading to Austria to play Jason in "Disconnected", and later Hyde in "Jekyll's Potion" (Vienna's English Theatre).

Back in the UK Tom's credits include Christopher Morcom in the premiere of "To Kill A Machine", Ensemble in a Welsh language production of "Miss Julie" and Prince Charming in "Cinderella". Tom's has also played several Shakespearian roles, including Cassio in Othello (Swansea Grand Theatre), Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew (Tour) and Duke of Clarence/Lord Rivers/Lady Anne/Catesby in an all male Richard III (UK Tour). He has previously appeared in Open House Theatre's production of "The Picture of Dorian Gray".

Tom is Open House's Social Media Representative, as well as a company's ensemble member.

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James
Owen Lindsay

Born in Ireland but raised in New Zealand, Owen obtained a Bachelor of Performing Arts from Auckland University and later an MA in Classical Acting from Drama Centre London. Only recently arrived in Vienna, he as worked in theatre, film and television in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand. Previous credits include "King Lear" (Royal National Theatre, London), "1984" (Selladoor Theatre, UK National Tour), "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" (St. David's Hall, Cardiff), "Daniel Deronda" (Gatehouse Theatre, London), "Wozzeck" (Daguerrotype Theatre, Dublin), "Othello" (Venue Theatre, Ratouth), "Ellis Island" (Millenium Theatre, Limerick), "Spring Awakening" (Musgrove Theatre, Auckland), and "Romeo and Juliet" (Archipela Productions, Auckland).

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Simon
Ben Marecek

When Ben finished highschool, he immediately wanted to pursue his dream of studying and becoming an actor. In 2012 he graduated from Schauspielschule Krauss where he received a large part of his education and his diploma. In 2014 he had the opportunity to go to New York and work with Susan Batson where he was able to improve his acting as well as English skills and had the chance to meet a lot of inspirational people. Since then you may have seen him as Jedermann in Franzobel's rendition of the (in)famous “Jedermann” at the Wiener Lustspielhaus or in different theatre productions around Vienna as well as on TV and advertisements. He has previously collaborated with Open House Theatre in our Open Minds Readings, as well as taking on the role of Sebastian in “Twelfth Night”.



Creative Team

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Director
Robert G. Neumayr

Robert studied musical theatre at 'Performing Arts Studios Vienna'. He's been working in the performing arts for more than ten years now. After graduating engagements have taken him to the Raimund Theater, Theater der Jugend, Opera Graz, Volkstheater and the off-theatre scene in Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Bolzano and Ljubljana.

Favourite parts have included Charlie Brown in “Charlie Brown”, The Eldest Magician in “Just So”, The Bullfrog in “Honk!”, The Cheshire Cat in “Alice in Wonderland”, Oliver Hardy in “Laurel & Hardy”, Clown in “A Winter's Tale” and Nick Bottom in “A Midsummer Night's Dream”. He's been working as an author and director for the past few years, and credits include "A Christmas Carol", "The Timekeepers", "The Turn of the Screw" and "Hypnosis".

Robert is Open House Theatre's Artistic Director and to keep the balance he's also a freelance programmer under the label „icatcher.at“

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Assistant Director
Linda Starodub

After a globe-trotting UN career, Linda opted to remain in Vienna. She was delighted to discover a way to fuel her passion for all things theatre, by assisting in a various ways during rehearsals of OHT productions. She previously contributed, on stage and off, to amateur theatre in her native Toronto, and during her UN assignments in Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, New York and Bonn.

She has earlier assisted with Open House Theatre’s four productions of "A Christmas Carol", as well as the company’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream", "Romeo and Juliet", "An Evening Of(f)...", "Hedda", and "The Importance of Being Earnest".

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Costume Design
Jennifer Kobb

Jennifer discovered her love for theatre at university and soon realized she could best put her skills to use backstage. She began her professional career as a Stitcher and Wardrobe Assistant at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island, where she worked on a wide variety of shows including “A Christmas Carol,” “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” and “Hamlet.” During that time, she was also asked to bring her talents to several shows produced by Brown University. She later worked as a Draper and Stitcher at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia, on productions such as “Dreamgirls,” “Xanadu,” and “God of Carnage.”

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Production Manager
Alan Burgon

Alan trained at the ‘Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama’; recently renamed ‘Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’. After graduating in 2008 he was granted a yearlong contract with the ‘Dundee Rep Theatre’. His credits there include: Nugget ‘Eqqus’, Ensemble ‘Peer Gynt’, Derek ‘Quelques Fleurs’, Nick ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’, Beast/Prince ‘Beauty and the Beast’, The Recruiter/Young Soldier/Young Peasant ‘Mother Courage’. Since moving to Vienna he has appeared on stage at the International Theatre as: Various roles ‘A Christmas Carol’, Inspector Goole ‘An Inspector Calls’, Greg ‘Relatively Speaking’, Ensemble ‘Mark Twain’s America’. He has also appeared as Dan ‘Butterflies are free' for ‘Vienna’s English Theatre’, and Jason ‘Ordinary Days’ for ‘Vienna Theatre Project.

Film credits include: Orlando ‘Grimm’s Snow White’, ‘The Asylum’.

Alan is Open House Theatre's General Manager, as well as an author and director.