a heavy metal play

by Marco Ramirez

directed by Amy Attaway

November 11 – 19, 2011 Parkside Studio
Inside at Iroquois

Your mother always told you that hanging out in those boys’ basements and listening to that damned heavy metal would land you in hell.

Turns out she was right.

Four former friends have gathered to mourn the puzzling disappearance of one of their own. What dark secrets of their heavy metal youth still scrape and bang in the basements of their lives? Their childhood dreams of rock and roll glory long fallen by the wayside, the former line-up of the shoulda-coulda-woulda band find themselves in an awkward, maybe even sinister reunion gig. Richie disappeared late one night leaving nothing but the smell of ozone - or was it sulfur? - and his partners in rock may hold the only key to his salvation. Now, pitted between two mysterious strangers, the guys must decide: do they have the strength to burn out, or will they just fade away?

Cast and Crew


Victor Brandon Cox
Nicky Scott Anthony
Becca Cara Hicks
Tony Michael Mayes
Dr. Thorne Tom Luce
Man in White Robert McFarland


Lighting Designer Rachel Szymanski
Set Designer Karl Anderson
Venue and Tickets

Friday & Saturday, Nov 11-12, 8:00pm
Monday, Nov. 14, 8:00pm
Friday - Saturday, Nov. 18 - 19, 8:00pm

Parkside Studio: Inside at Iroquois
1080 Amphitheater Rd.

A brand new way to experience Iroquois Amphitheatre! We’re transforming the stage into a studio theatre, audience, and bar, so you can experience the amphitheatre in climate-controlled comfort. Ten minutes from downtown!

Tickets are $15.
Students and Seniors are $10.
Unemployed workers' tickets are $5.

To reserve tickets in advance, email Be sure to check out our great membership deals!

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