If You See a Hyena

Written By Bara Swain
Directed By Allan Wasserman
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A husband and wife navigate a debilitating illness as they adjust to their new home.

Bara Swain’s plays and monologues have been staged in 275+ venues in 33 states and abroad (UK, Ireland, UAE, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Ukraine), including 50+ virtual performances, 14 short films, and 14 radio/audio plays. NYC theatres include Urban Stages, Abingdon, Barrow Group, Symphony Space, Metropolitan Playhouse, Primary Stages, Sam French, NY Madness, Gallery Players, Westside Theatre, Artistic New Directions, Planet Connections, Rising Sun and American Renaissance Theater Company. Her short plays and one-acts are anthologized by Smith & Kraus, Applause Books, Oxford U. Press, and Art Age Press. Titles include ONE WORD, UNCONDITIONALLY, UNFATHOMABLE, SAVING GRACE, I LOVE LUCY, EXTRAORDINARY, RACHEL HOLDS COURT, THE HOTEL LOBBYIST. Bara celebrates her successes, big and small, with a pint of ice-cream or any menu that includes bacon. She is thrilled to participate in The Road Theatre Company’s Summer Playwrights Festival 15! “My gratitude to the director, cast and production team.” www.BaraSwain.com

Allan appeared as Roger in Suburbicon opposite Matt Damon and directed by George Clooney and produced by The Coen Brothers, and as Adam Sandler’s doctor in Funny People directed by Judd Apatow, and as Matthew Broderick’s psychiatrist in Finding Amanda directed by Peter Tolan. He was in Certifiably Jonathan co starring with Jonathan Winters. Allan’s many other film credits include Echo Park Blues which internationally garnered Allan with numerous film festival awards, Big, Little Big League and Cocktail.Allan has created and directed several award winning films including Ira Aldridge, Lucky Lopez, Losing Faith and his documentary Disability In Focus is currently in post production. His numerous television appearances include recurring guest starring roles on the The Untitled Erin Foster Project,The Shrink Next Door, Hunters, F/X pilot Gone Hollywood, as well as Arrested Development, Castle, Two Broke Girls, Bones, The Office, ER, The Sopranos, Boston Legal, Las Vegas, Sex and the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Seinfeld. On stage Allan performed on Broadway inThe Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel with Al Pacino, directed by David Wheeler, Off-Broadway in Coming Attractions and numerous Los Angeles and regional theatre productions for over fifty years. Allan is the creator and producer of Common Ground, an evening of solo artistry that he conceived in 1995 and has been performed at The Road Theatre Company seven times in recent years and at An Actor’s Space at The Hudson Theatre three times. Allan was recently the co creator and director of the workshop of Siren Sing with Dylan Jones at Rogue Machine. As a writer Allan has published several award-winning short stories including Toughest Cat in the Bronx, Bozza and Finkelstein the Bear. Allan is the bandleader and alto and baritone saxophonist/vibraphonist of The Allan Wasserman Jazz Ensemble.

“If You See a Hyena”

TERRENCE: Tom Knickerbocker*
CLAIRE: Karrie King*
NARRATOR: Merrick McCartha*
Stage Directions: Dana Schwartz*

*Road Company Member