Hospital 2009

Conceived and Written by Randy Sharp & Axis Company

June 11 - July 25, 2009

Episode One: June 11-13 & 18-20; Episode Two: June 25-27 & July 1-3; Episode Three: July 9-11 & 16-18; Episode Four: July 23-25
Wednesday show: July 1st only/No Show: Saturday, July 4

Adults $12; Seniors/Students $6

A man is adrift in space. His mother ship - EARHEART - is a distant smudge on the void that has no horizon. He sits in the small escape pod - NOMAD - and tries to figure out how he became separated from the ship, his friends and his life. Discovering that he has been dropped off the connector arm and is alone and completely out of control, he calls the EARHART for help. In a dream state he cannot define, this Traveller wonders if he is not simply back in his apartment on Earth. Occasionally attempting to right his orbit and make it back to safety, he becomes increasingly disoriented and begins a private odyssey through the unmapped galaxies of his own universe.


Featuring: *Wren Arthur, *Spencer Aste, *Paul Marc Barnes, *Regina Betancourt, *Brian Barnhart, *David Crabb, Dominic DeLeo, *Blake DeLong, Joe Fuer, *Britt Genelin, David Guion, Lisa Hickman, *Laurie Kilmartin, *Matt McGorry, Lynn Mancinelli, *Edgar Oliver, *Marc Palmieri, *Margo Passalaqua, *Tom Pennacchini, Jack Perry, Brian Sloan, *Jim Sterling, *Edward Terhune

director & original songs: Randy Sharp
light designer: David Zeffren
assistant light designer: Amy Harper
sound designer: Steve Fontaine
costume designer: Elisa Santiago
costume construction/asst. design: Aughra Moon
set construction: 11th St. Workshop
cinematography: Ben Wolf
film editor: Margo Passalaqua
film grips: Dhimitri Ismailaj, Chris Clarke
stage manager: Edward Terhune
asst. stage manager: Jessica Cabrera
sound technician: David Balutanski
website & graphic designer: Ethan Crenson
publicity/pr: Ron Lasko/Spin Cycle
photographer: Dixie Sheridan
box office: Macy Idzakovich

AXIS COMPANY
artistic director: Randy Sharp
producing director: Brian Barnhart
executive producer: Jeffrey Resnick



THE STRUCTURE OF HOSPITAL

Hospital is presented in 3 sections all occurring within the consciousness of the Traveller.

The Traveller has sustained a serious injury during an accident of some kind.

THE EVENT
Wherein the Traveller tries to decipher what actually happened to him, the nature of his injuries and how he can get back home.

DOCTORS AND NURSES
Wherein the Traveller tries to interpret what is occurring around him as he lies in the hospital.

THE DREAM
Wherein the Traveller remembers certain movies, books and other media and uses their language to explain his situation.


This production is made possible by a generous grant from the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation.

*Actors appear courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association


  • Edgar Oliver, Brian Barnhart - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • David Crabb, Margo Passalaqua (on screen) - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Lisa Hickman, Paul Marc Barnes, David Crabb, Jack Perry - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Laurie Kilmartin, Paul Marc Barnes, David Crabb - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Regina Betancourt, Lynn Mancinelli, Matt McGorry - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Jim Sterling, Laurie Kilmartin - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Tom Pennacchini, David Crabb, Joe Fuer, Dominic DeLeo, Paul Marc Barnes, David Guion, Wren Arthur - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Britt Genelin, Brian Barnhart - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Regina Betancourt, Brian Sloan, Edgar Oliver, Marc Palmieri, Lynn Mancinelli, Blake DeLong, Britt Genelin, Brian Barnhart, Spencer Aste, Lisa Hickman, Tom Pennacchini, Jack Perry - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Cast & Crew of "Hospital 2009" - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Blake DeLong, Marc Palmieri - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Blake DeLong, Britt Genelin - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Regina Betancourt, Matt McGorry, Lynn Mancinelli, Spencer Aste, Brian Sloan, Brian Barnhart, Blake DeLong - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • David Crabb, Tom Pennacchini, Edward Terhune - photo by Dixie Sheridan




“Coma Chameleon | A serialized play that has followed an unconscious man's interior world for 10 years returns for another short stay”
—Mark Blankenship, New York Press
“...exciting and enticing...thrillingly evocative...leaves the audience wanting more.”
—All 4 episodes reviewed by Martin Denton, NYTheatre.com
WATCH HOSPITAL 2009 - Premise Film - Episode 1
WATCH HOSPITAL 2009 - Premise Film - Episode 2
WATCH HOSPITAL 2009 - Premise Film - Episode 3
WATCH HOSPITAL 2009 - Premise Film - Episode 4
WATCH HOSPITAL 2009 - Rocketman