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“You have a date with the shell.”. A countdown to the impact that destroyed his body, The Johnny Cycle: The Shell explored the fragmented mind of a soldier trapped in wartime memories of the trenches. Loosely inspired by Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun, the show took place in the magnificent St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, where the iconic Gothic architecture functioned both literally and subversively to envelop the audience in the mind of Johnny creating both the foreign and familiar. The audience was put directly into the action, moving through a complex web of characters and convictions – leaving them to grapple with questions of choice, nationalism, and responsibility. 

The Johnny Cycle: The Shell

JULY 21st - AUGUST 13th, 2016
Location: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1020 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91202

Created by
The Speakeasy Society


Genevieve Gearheart, Julianne Just

Production Manager

John Henningsen


Julianne Just, Chris Porter


Andrew M. Lia


Martin Gimenez

Sound Tech

Eddy Rodriguez


Felicia Rose


Christie Harms, James Cowan, Jessica Rosilyn, John McCormick, Jonathan Bangs, Lindsay Coryne, Matthew Bamberg-Johnson, Michael Bates, Natalie Fryman, Olivia Sandoval, Sam Brittan, Thomas Constantine Moore, Zan Headley


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