Gus Krieger in Breaking Bard. Photo credit: Zach Andrews
Fresh off of their sold-out, critically acclaimed run at this year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival, The Porters of Hellsgate have announced their upcoming remount of Breaking Bard, winner of the Ezra Buzzington Spirit of the Fringe Award for Best Writing (Gus Krieger, resident playwright and associate artistic director for The Porters).
Krieger’s play asks one of humanity’s most enduring questions: what if television’s Breaking Bad had been written by William Shakespeare? The Porters of Hellsgate present the most lamentable tragedie of Walter of Albuquerque: containing his treacherous plots, his pitiful murther, his tyrannical rise to power, and most deserved death.
The play has been revised and expanded to include even more key moments and favorite characters from television’s Breaking Bad, while still maintaining a brisk, one-act format.
Krieger stars as the villainous Lord Walter, with resident artist Kate O’Toole as his Lady, Skyler. A very special Chorus will be provided by William Hickman. Jesse James Thomas will reprise his Spirit of the Fringe-nominated turn as Walter’s squire, Jesse.
Also playing a variety of roles are Thomas Bigley, Dylan Booth, Dana DeRuyck, Sean Faye, Josh Heisler, Kipp Moorman, Burl Moseley, Mikel Parraga-Wills, Timothy Portnoy, and Troy Whitaker. Drina Durazo, nominated for Best Director at the Spirit of the Fringe awards, is returning to helm this bigger, badder, Bardier production.
Performances run Sept 24 – Nov 1 with opening night Saturday, Sept 26 at 8pm, Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, and Sunday matinees at 2pm. There will be no performance on Saturday, October 31, but an extra performance on closing day, Sunday, November 1st, at 7pm.
This show was the hit of the fringe. You can read my previous review of the production HERE but suffice it to say that “Gus Krieger’s writing is smart, compact, wickedly funny, and exactly what you hope it will be when you picture a Walter White world with William Shakespeare dialogue…As the aha moments stack up, so do the laughs.” I’m not kidding when I say, get your tickets now. It sold out almost instantly the first time around and will absolutely do so again.
Sept 24 – Nov 1, 2015
Whitmore Lindley Theatre
11006 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Click Here for tickets ($25)