Danger and vicious humor collide in this shocking revenge thriller.

Playwright

Steve Yockey

Director

Melissa Foulger

Synopsis

A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere


Brenda Hendriks tries to repair a fractured relationship with her son Noah, who has hastily returned home from college following an act of vandalism. When a mysterious visitor arrives at their remote Northern California home bearing dangerous secrets from Brenda’s past, the three find themselves on a collision course with betrayal and revenge. This white-knuckled thriller promises plot twists, gasps and the gripping theatricality you’ve come to expect from Steve Yockey.

...experience at least one Yockey show in your lifetime. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A fiercely imaginative and finely tuned voice. San Francisco Chronicle
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    Kathleen Wattis Kettrey, Stacy Melich. Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus.

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    Stacy Melich. Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus.

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    Matthew Busch, Stacy Melich. Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus.

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    Kathleen Wattis Kettrey. Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus.

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Cast & Creative Team

Running Time

75 minutes with no intermission

Content Advisory

Contains adult language.


NOTE

The Thrush & the Woodpecker will be performed in rotating repertory with Blackberry Winter. See calendar for performance dates.

Performances

Director's Rough Cut
October 28 at 8 pm

Previews
October 29 & 30 at 8 pm

Opening Night
October 31 at 8 pm

Regular Performances
November 1-15
Tuesdays - Fridays at 8 pm
Saturdays at 2 pm & 8 pm
Sundays at 2 pm & 7 pm

From the audience

From the Critics

"...a sharp, intimate experience of engaged drama and prolonged suspense...Yockey's work is superb and Actor's Express' production of the play is stellar, so don't miss out." EDGE MEDIA NETWORK LOGO EDGE Media Network Daniel Lamb,
"[Steve Yockey] has developed — like H.P. Lovecraft, Alfred Hitchcock or Stephen King — an appealing, identifiable style of telling a suspenseful tale, which is actually praise." artsatl ArtsATL Andrew Alexander,
"...the writing is quite strong, and it sure rattles the nerves." Atlanta-Journal-Constitution Atlanta Journal-Constitution Wendell Brock,