“Charlie” at San Jose Rep!

San Jose Repertory Theatre is showing “Charlie: An Adventure” as part of its Emerging Artist Lab Series! Every friday night for the next four fridays there will be a performance happening after the mainstage production of “The Understudy,” at 10pm in the Patron Lounge. “Charlie” will be performed TOMORROW, May 11th, with a talkback immediately following the performance.

Please see the San Jose Repertory website for more information, or follow@SJRep on twitter for exciting updates leading up to the performance! We will also be posting information on our facebook page and twitter (@redeggtheater).


Charlie: An Adventure in Santa Cruz Sentinel


Red Egg Theater Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Interested in the backstory behind our theater, and our latest production of CHARLIE: An Adventure? Click the video above to watch, and come visit us at our Kickstarter site to donate!

Update: We are currently 90% of the way towards our $1,000 goal! Lots of great reward levels still available, so come visit! You can also get TICKETS here.

Presenting “CHARLIE: an adventure”

Announcing the first play in Red Egg’s 2012 season!

March 2-4 (previews) and March 8-11

Evenings at 8pm*, Matinees at 3pm

at the Broadway Playhouse

Directed by Gina Marie Hayes

“Charlie: an Adventure”  is Red Egg Theater’s spring play, an original adaptation of a semi-autobiographical short story by Cj Hayes. In the vein of “The Phantom Tollbooth” or “Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland,” “Charlie” is the tale of a boy whose eldest brother has died in a motorcycle accident.  Charlie is sleeping in his bed when he is suddenly awoken by George, a talking kitten, who leads him on an excursion inside Charlie’s own mind. Charlie must then outsmart a number of foes before confronting God – who is not at all what he expected.

*Sunday and Thursday nights at 7:30pm

‘Book of Tink’ looks at darker side of children’s stories – Review

Adrienne Walters as Tink and Cory Censoprano as Peter Pan


Posted: 03/10/2011 01:30:48 AM PST

“Ordinarily, a theater reviewer does not attend a preview. Unfortunately, production costs leave small companies no choice but to book a run for only two weekends, and the play will not have a review if the reviewer doesn’t attend a preview.

A reviewer really shouldn’t go to a preview where the first two were canceled due to an actor quitting on Friday and the play’s director is taking over that role, script in hand.

However, as another audience member remarked: this didn’t feel like a preview. Red Egg Theater’s new production of “Book of Tink” was powerful, cohesive and breathtaking. A couple of sound level issues and a lighting cue that was missed should not keep you from seeing the final three performances of this haunting play.

Red Egg takes children’s stories and turns them on their shadow side “” literally. Their specialty is shadow puppetry and other forms of puppetry. In this current 10-person ensemble production of the “Peter Pan” story from Tinker Bell’s point of view, there are several puppets, including the Crocodile, Michael, and Nana. Before you think, “Oh, puppets and Tinker Bell, I’ll bring the kids!” stop right there. Wendy (Erin Johnson) is manipulative and neurotic and seduces Peter (Cory Sensoprano) whom she ultimately tries to murder. Tink A(drienne Walters) loves Hook (Lara Elizabeth Foy). Hook loves Peter, who slices off her hand, and Tink truly is a tinker: fashioning a hook for Hook and a metal crocodile head to eat the Mermaid Prostitutes and rescue the fairies from hell, which is where Tink goes when she dies. No “everybody clap!” here!

This is a still unpublished musical by Erik Ehn, head of the play-writing program at Brown University. It has been performed by a dozen companies, each of which composed original music for Mr. Ehn’s lyrics. Emily Intersimone has composed a wonderful score: the musical numbers are by turns rousing, disturbing, hilarious, and touching. The love-smitten Tink and Hook get the gorgeous ballads.

Red Egg puts on green shows. They use recycled materials. Props are from thrift stores. The set, designed by Christopher Frost and director/puppet designer — and, now, actor — Gina Marie Hayes, is made of used materials. Amy Bobeda’s costumes are made from recycled fabric.

“Tink” is an example of fine ensemble acting. The play revolves around Tink, and Adrienne Walters carries this show admirably, but there wasn’t a clinker in this group, rounded out by Jake Pino, Renee Gholikely, Katie Burris, Boris Volkov and Travis Wyckoff. Go, but get a sitter for the kids.”

Red Egg Theater Presents “Book of Tink”

by Erik Ehn

Directed by Gina Marie Hayes

Founding Artistic Director Gina Marie Hayes takes on Book of Tink, the story of ‘Everand’, the domain of the child-god Peter Pan whose existence is threatened by the machinations of a mentally disturbed Wendy Darling. To save Everand, Tinkerbell, the Fairies, Captain Hook and a chorus of Mermaid Prostitutes must band together to stop Wendy, while Nana, John, and Michael Darling watch on and narrate. Los Angeles Times theatre critic Michael Phillips wrote of Erik Ehn’s work, “In a world of timid wordfolk, playwright Erik Ehn keeps his radio tuned to the unruly language of the night sky.”

Featuring songs, dancing, and a six foot crocodile puppet named “Geoffrey.”


The Broadway Playhouse

March 6 (preview) and 11-13th

*Preview performances for March 4th and 5th have been CANCELED*

AUDITIONS – Book of Tink

RED EGG THEATER announces open Auditions for a play (with music):

Book of Tink

by Erik Ehn

Directed by Gina Marie Hayes

Poetic and Punky – J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan meets the Book of Revelations


When: January 31st, 6pm

What: Please prepare one Contemporary monologue, & one                                            song (no accompaniment)


Please bring a headshot and resume, if you have one.

Questions? Email redeggtheater@gmail.com



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