True Believers

Author: Thom Dunn

True Believers

Description: A tale of star-crossed lovers, aspiring comic book creators, psychotic fanboys, cybernetically enhanced humans, and girls who dress like Princess Leia as their lives intertwine over a whirlwind weekend at a comic book convention.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/24/2014
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual topics addressed
1 Act, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 2 Gender Neutral

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Keywords: Art and Artists · Characters are Mostly Young Adults · Child Abuse · Comedy · Coming of Age · Drama · Fantasy · Feminism · Fight Sequences · Folklore and Legends · Gay and Lesbian · Gender and Sexuality · Large Cast Size · Literature and Writing · Meta · Mostly Male Characters · Movies/Film/TV · Mythology · Non-traditional/Non-narrative/Experimental/Post-dramatic · Philosophy · Pop Culture · Rape · Romance · Satire/Parody · Show Biz · Sickness and Mental Illness · Social Issues · Superheroes · Video Games · Zombies

Original Production Information

True Believers was produced by Vagabond Theatre Group in 2012 at the Factory Theatre in Boston, MA.with the following cast and crew:

Chad Mailer: Ryan Edlinger
Billy Horowitz: Zach Winston
Calvin Elder: Jeff Marcus
Chloe Long: Rachel Katherine Alexander
Ted Thompson: Michael Avallar
Box: Jim Remmes
Kt Watts: Caitlyn Conley
Ensemble: Anne Colpitts, Steve Marois

Director: James Peter Sotis
Technical Director / Scenic Design: Josh Friedensohn
Assistant Director: David Max Gibbons
Costume Design: Allison McDonough
Lighting Design: Lucas Garrity
Sound Design: Sam Sewell
Hair/Makeup/Headpieces: Katie Richmond
Props: Josh Friedensohn, Erica Magelky, Peter Moriarty, James Peter Sotis
Fight Choreography: Meron Langsner
Fight Captain: Rachel Katherine Alexander
Stage Manager: Erica Magelky

True Believers was previously workshopped at the Berkshire Fringe Festival in August 2011.