top of page

“The living and the dead have voices--but Johnny is trapped in between”. The first of the four-part epic adaptation of Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun, The Johnny Cycle: The Quick and the Dead moved through personal and physical battlefields set in the dream-like labyrinth of the American Legion. The experience explored the personal trauma surrounding the complexities of war--fragmenting story, space, and character to examine a global impact on an individual scale.  The goal was to create a show that honored the service and sacrifice of veterans while still questioning the decision to engage in war.

The Johnny Cycle:

The Quick and The Dead

JULY 21st - AUGUST 13th, 2016
Location: American Legion Post #13, 131 N Marengo Ave, Pasadena, California 91101

Created by
The Speakeasy Society


Genevieve Gearheart, Julianne Just


Catherine Farrar


Chris Porter

Music and Sound Direction

Chris Porter


Anna Cecelia Martin


Martin Gimenez


Erin Walley


Christie Harms, Emily Faris, Emma Barrow, Hayden Ezzy, James Cowan, Jeremy Kinser, Jessica Rosilyn, John McCormick, Kalean Ung, Matthew Bamberg-Johnson, Michael Bates, Michael Pignatelli, Natalie Fryman, Nils Jansson, Nora King, Robert Paterno, Rose Arscott, Sallie Merkel, Sam Breen, Sam Brittan


bottom of page