Southern Railroad Theatre Company with Entropy Productions and                  3Girls Theatre Company present

The world premiere of TAKEN

By Susan Jackson

Directed by Wesley Cayabyab

SAN FRANCISCO

In TAKEN, Corrie travels to San Francisco to see if she can identify the body of a young man evicted from his home. Is it her brother? Or just a stranger? Who is responsible for this life that was taken?

Directed by Wesley Cayabyab, this will be the world premiere production of Jackson’s TAKEN.  The producing/directing team of Brown, Cayabyab and Jackson recently returned from their after making our critically acclaimed DC debut in DEATH BE NOT LOUD!

“Under the direction of Wesley Cayabyab, the two recognizable and credible characters are comfortable in their own skin.”

-Roger Catlin, The Washington Post

“Susan Jackson’s new play DEATH BE NOT LOUD – Produced by the Southern Railroad Theatre Company and billed as a “contemporary Southern comedy” – is a sweet reflection on love and loss, featuring two gifted actors...”

-Ravelle Brickman, DC Metro Theatre Arts

About TAKEN:

“We found this family drama to be a compelling exploration of loss and the way we react when the things we love are taken from us." 

-Lexi Diamond, Berkeley Repertory Theatre Literary Manager

The cast of TAKEN features Diana Brown as Laney Torres, Susan Jackson as Corrie, Brian Levi as Robert, Eric Reid as Sgt.Bakley, Amitis Rossoukh as Jessie & Nathan Tucker as Ben.

FOR CALENDAR EDITORS:

WHAT:                                 

Southern Railroad Theatre Company presents the world premiere production of TAKEN, written by Susan Jack.  In TAKEN, Corrie travels to San Francisco to see if she can identify the body of a young man evicted from his home. Is it her brother? Or just a stranger? Who is responsible for this life that was taken?

FEATURING:                      

Diana Brown as Laney Torres, Susan Jackson as Corrie, Brian Levi as Robert,                                               Eric Reid as Sgt. Bakley, Amitis Rossoukh as Jessie & Nathan Tucker as Ben

WHERE: 

Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (Between Alabama &                                               Harrison streets)

WHEN:                                 

Friday and Saturdays at 8 PM, October 21 – November 18, 2016

TICKETS:

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taken-tickets-27136613341      

PHOTOS:                             

For high resolution photos related to our show, please contact: Diana Brown,

415-359-7365, dianabrown99@aol.com 

WEB:                                    

http://www.southernrailroadtheatrecompany.com

OFFICIAL HASHTAGS:    

Twitter handle: @srtcsf

#SouthernRailroadTheatreCompany, #ComfortFoodEntertainment, #originaltheatre #TAKENtheplay

ABOUT SOUTHERN RAILROAD THEATRE COMPANY:

Co-Producers, Diana Brown and Susan Jackson

OUR MISSION

ABOUT SOUTHERN RAILROAD THEATRE COMPANY:

Co-Producers, Diana Brown and Susan Jackson

OUR MISSION

SRTC’s mission is to bring the true Southern experience through live theatre, "one hush puppy at a time"—from the perspectives of the producers Diana Brown and Susan Jackson—Susan Jackson is the daughter of a Southern liberal minister and a former Tar Heel. Diana Brown was raised by a daughter of Texas and a son of Oklahoma, grew up in the American Southwest and was baptized in a river at sunset.

Our main characters are strong, irrepressible women, facing sudden challenges. (General Sherman, death of a parent, infidelity, etc.) All of the characters in writer, co-producer Jackson’s plays are related by blood or marriage and this family tree is the foundation of our producing calendar, --beginning with HEATHEN, which takes place during the Civil War (a slave and the plantation master fight off General Sherman) and continues to the present day. Jackson’s play HEATHEN was presented in the New Play Lab at the 2016 William Inge Festival.

Southern Railroad works to present new plays at theatre festivals nationwide. Recently returned from the 2016 Capital Fringe where we made our critically acclaimed DC debut. In 2013, we were invited to represent in New York City in Altruistic Theatre Company's Bare Knuckle Theatre Fest, in 2014, we were invited to participate in the Eugene O'Neill Foundation's Eugene O' Neill Festival.  Then in 2015 we were invited back to New York City for the Midtown International Theatre Festival’s Midwinter Madness Festival.

We’re drawn to work that emphasizes how underneath it all, we’re the same, human. 

For more about Southern Railroad Theatre Company, please visit our website: www.southernrailroadtheatrecompany.com

About Entropy Productions:

Producer, Wesley Cayabyab

THEATRE HANDLED WITH CARE. 

For more information please visit: http://www.wesleycayabyab.com

About 3Girls Theatre:

Founders: Suze Allen, AJ Baker, Lee Brady

3GT develops, produces and promotes new plays written by women playwrights.

Only 12-18% of new plays produced by the American mainstream theatre establishment in any year are written by women — an incredible statistic made even more so by the fact that this low percentage is roughly the same today as it was a century ago.  3Girls Theatre Company is proud to be one of  the very few theater companies in the nation that produce only plays by women playwrights.   3GT seeks more than “gender parity” in theater: we want stories told from a woman’s perspective to be seen as just as important as stories told from a man’s perspective.  In other words – 3GT wants to  help change the cultural mindset!

Since our founding  in 2011  as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit theatre company, we’ve devoted our resources to making theatre experiences that let the voices of the women and girls of the San Francisco Bay Area be heard, loud and clear.  3GT’s  annual programs include our New Works Festival,  Salon Reading Series, and full productions, as well as our educational programs and  outreach projects that invite script submissions and participation from our larger community.  These programs develop new Bay Area playwrights, empower young woman and girls, and nurture LBT playwrights.