Hospital 2004

Conceived, Written & Produced by AXIS COMPANY

Directed by Randy Sharp

July 16 - August 28, 2004

Ep ONE July 16, 17, 23, 24 | Ep TWO July 30, 31 & August 6, 7 | Ep THREE August 13, 14, 20, 21 | Ep FOUR August 27, 28 (Two shows only)
Adults $10, Students/Seniors $5

A soldier with a questionable past abandons his post during the last battle of a mid nineteenth century war. Running away in fear, he is blown back into his trench by a massive explosion and is buried in debris. Pulled from the trench and taken to a field hospital in a barn, he falls into a terminal coma and dies alone on the floor.

Axis Theatre Company's popular episodic play Hospital examines the interior life of a man in a terminal coma. Entering the coma in a different way every year, the audience travels with him as he lives out his last few days roaming the vast, dark interiors of his own brain. Although Hospital is a serial play, each evening can be viewed separately as a self-contained, short play.

Featuring: *Wren Arthur, *David Balutanski, *Brian Barnhart, Nancy Cashman, *David Crabb, *George Demas, *Joe Fuer, Valérie Hallier, Scott Hunter, *Laurie Kilmartin, Randall McFadden, *Sue Ann Molinell, *Edgar Oliver, Marc Palmieri, *Margo Passalaqua, Sayra Player, Kevin Raney, *Jim Sterling, *Christopher Swift, Ian Tooley

Director: Randy Sharp
Production Stage Manager: Jared Abramson
Asst. Stage Manager: Cathy Carrey
Production Designer: Kate Aronsson-Brown
Lighting Design: David Zeffren
Asst. Lighting Design: Amy Harper
Light Operator: John Jensen
Sound Design & Music Arrangement: Steve Fontaine
Original Music: Randy Sharp
Set Construction: John Widger
Train Construction: Brandon Taylor
Film: Dan Hersey
Assistant Camera: David Flannigan
Film Editor: Mike Huetz
Website & Graphic Designer: Ethan Crenson

Executive Producer: Jeffrey Resnick
Company Manager: Brian Barnhart
Box Office Manager: Daniel Albanese

*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.

Special Thank You
Mike Rothe of Rothe Lumber, Michael Birnbaum, Nicholas Sterlington, Jonathan Larsen and Tessa Keefe

  • Randall McFadden, Margo Passalaqua, Ian Tooley, Brian Barnhart - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Laurie Kilmartin, Jim Sterling - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Margo Passalaqua, Laurie Kilmartin, Brian Barnhart - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Valérie Hallier, Joe Fuer, Laurie Kilmartin, Christopher Swift - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Brian Barnhart, David Crabb - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Laurie Kilmartin, Jim Sterling, Joe Fuer, Christopher Swift - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Edgar Oliver - photo by Dixie Sheridan

“…a clinical Alice in Wonderland, 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.”
WATCH Hospital 2004 - Premise Film