“All time is all time”. The epic culmination of a four year exploration of text and performance examining Dalton Trumbo’s “Johnny Got His Gun”, interweaving multiple performance tracks following the family, warfare, and the trials of Dalton Trumbo’s life.
A unique experience that placed the audience at the center of the action. The production cast the audience as Johnny, based on Dalton Trumbo’s main character Joe Bonham – a soldier in the First World War who lost his eyes, ears, nose, mouth and limbs on the battlefront but is “saved” by modern technology. As Johnny, the audience traversed memories, dreams, emotional and real battlefields, coming in contact with a multitude of characters--each character playing their role in sending our hero to his destiny as he desperately struggled to be heard. The living and the dead have voices--but Johnny was trapped in between.
The Johnny Cycle
AUGUST 22 - SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
Location: Mountain View Mausoleum, 2300 Marengo Ave Altadena, California 91001
The Speakeasy Society
Matthew Bamberg-Johnson, Genevieve Gearhart, Julianne Just
Associate Artistic Directors
Michael Bates, Chris Porter
A'raelle Flynn-Bolden, Bianca Ruiz-Brokcl, Brandon Bales, Christie Harms, Chynna Skye, Emilio Garcia-Sanchez, Haylee Nichele, James Cowan, Jenny Curtis, John McCormick, Matthew Bamberg-Johnson, Michael Bates, Robert Paterno, Zan Headley