Hospital 2005

Conceived, Written & Produced by AXIS COMPANY

Directed by Randy Sharp

July 15 - August 27, 2005

Ep ONE: July 15, 16, 22, 23 | Ep TWO: July 29, 30 & August 5, 6 | Ep THREE: August 12, 13, 19, 20 | Ep FOUR: August 26, 27 (TWO SHOWS ONLY)
Adults $10; Seniors/Students $5

With the country still divided on the Terry Schiavo case, the Center for Disease Control forecasts a major global pandemic of h5N1 Avian Bird Flu in the next 3 to 5 years. Hospital 2005 follows the cerebral journey of one of the many hundreds of thousands of people that will contract this illness. Comatose and near death following infection, the Traveler wades through his memory of life and tries to decipher what may have happened in his past, the nature of his impossible present and what might be left of his future.

Although Hospital is a serial play, each evening can be viewed separately as a self- contained short play. A cult phenomenon in the downtown performance world, the annual serial commonly lists among its cast many rock music, indie film and downtown theater celebrities. All installments include film and original music and run about 30 minutes.

Featuring: *Wren Arthur, *David Balutanski, *Brian Barnhart, *David Crabb, *George Demas, *Joe Fuer, *Valerie Hallier, *Jason Kaufman, *Laurie Kilmartin, Ciarán McCarthy, *Sue Ann Molinell, *Edgar Oliver, *Marc Palmieri, *Margo Passalaqua, Sayra Player, Randy Spence, *Jim Sterling, *Christopher Swift, and *Ian Tooley

Director: Randy Sharp
Production Design: Kate Aronsson-Brown
Light Design: David Zeffren
Asst. Light Design: Amy Harper
Sound Design: Steve Fontaine
Production Stage Manager: Jared Abramson
Film: Dan Hersey
Camera Assistants: Robyn Noble, Victor Avila
Grip: Matt Hale
Set Construction: Kate Aronsson-Brown, Jason Gruenwald
Website & Graphics: Ethan Crenson
Publicity Photography: Dixie Sheridan
Public Relations: Ron Lasko, Spin Cycle
Box Office Manager: Daniel Albanese

Artistic Director: Randy Sharp
Executive Producer: Jeffrey Resnick
Company Manager: Brian Barnhart

Special Thank You
Maureen Tarascio, Air East Airways, Inc., David Schaefer

*Actors appear courtesy of Actors' Equity

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

The Producers wish to thank the tdf Costume Collection for its assistance in this production.

  • Laurie Kilmartin - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Laurie Kilmartin, Joe Fuer - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Jim Sterling, David Balutanski - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Wren Arthur - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • George Demas, Ciarán McCarthy, David Crabb, Margo Passalaqua, Sayra Player, Brian Barnhart - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Cast of "Hospital 2005" - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • "Hospital 2005" Warning Poster - photo by Ethan Crenson

“...just as enjoyable and fascinating as it is convoluted. ...Hospital offers an incredibly accessible and artistically rich experience that will keep the audience coming back for more. ”
“One of the brightest stars in the Off-Off Broadway firmament...”
—Time Out New York
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