Announcing: Brimmer Street Theatre Company Presents World Premiere of “All Your Hard Work” by Miles Brandman – Opens July 21



All Your Hard Work - Brimmer Street posterBrimmer Street Theatre Company has announced it will present the world premiere of All Your Hard Work by Miles Brandman, directed by Michael Matthews, at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood, with performances beginning on Thursday, July 19. Opening night is set for Saturday, July 21 at 8:00. All Your Hard Work will play a strictly limited engagement through August 25.

In All Your Hard Work, Mary-Ellen reconnects with Jim, a college boyfriend in town on business, and they end up back at her apartment. When Jim asks for a potentially dangerous favor, Mary-Ellen is forced to choose between her old affections and a long-simmering need for revenge. Playwright Miles Brandman is a writer and director for film and theatre. In the fall of 2010, Brimmer Street Theatre Company produced the world premiere of his play Summer in Hell at studio|stage in Hollywood. Brandman also wrote and directed the independent feature film Sex and Breakfast starring Macaulay Culkin and Eliza Dushku. His other plays produced in Los Angeles include Ladies of the State at Working Stage in Hollywood, and An Old Problem at Casa 0101 in Boyle Heights.

The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Amy K. Harmon and Michael Grant Terry. Amy K. Harmon is a founding member of Brimmer Street Theatre Company. She can be seen this fall co-starring on the new FOX comedy Knights of Glory.  Past BSTC credits include Summer in Hell, <3, Leiris/Picasso, and Flower to Flower. Other TV credits include Scandal (ABC), Kings by Night (Comedy Central), Private Practice (ABC), The West Wing (NBC), and American Splendor. Michael Grant Terry is perhaps best known for his recurring role as Wendell Bray on the FOX television series Bones. His LA stage credits include Lobster Alice as well as many appearances in the Young Playwrights Festival at The Blank Theatre, and Stupid Kids at Celebration Theatre. Michael’s other TV credits include The Closer, CSI, Criminal Minds, and Castle.

Director Michael Matthews most recently helmed the smash hit production of The Color Purple for Celebration Theatre, as well as the West Coast premiere of Steve Yockey’s Very Still and Hard to See at The Production Company. Matthews is the winner of two 2011 NAACP Image Awards for his direction of The Women of Brewster Place and Take Me Out, both at Celebration Theatre. For The Blank Theatre, he has directed The Jazz Age, The Temperamentals, and The Santaland Diaries. Matthews also served as assistant director on Dead End at the Ahmanson Theatre and The Cherry Orchard (starring Annette Bening and Alfred Molina) at the Mark Taper Forum.

The set design for All Your Hard Work is by Stephen Gifford, lighting design is by Tim Swiss, costume design is by Christian Svenson, sound design is by Cricket Myers, Rebecca Eisenberg is stage manager, and All Your Hard Work is being co-produced for Brimmer Street Theatre Company by Ken Werther and Michael Bulger. The play was developed as part of the 2011 Brimmer Street ‘Blueprint Series,’ and is a guest production at the Lillian Theatre.

Brimmer Street Theatre Company creates and produces new works of theatre to cultivate artists and engage audiences in Los Angeles. By working from a select core of talented artists, the company is able to produce a unique brand of American theatre that is rooted in our common experience and driven by our commitment to building better theatre that is challenging, extraordinary, and inspiring. For more, visit

There will be two lower-priced preview performances of All Your Hard Work on Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20 at 8pm, and opening night is set for Saturday, July 21 at 8:00. The regular performance schedule will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm through August 25 only. All seats for regular performances are $20 (previews are $15). To purchase tickets, visit or call (213) 290-2782. The Lillian Theatre is located at 1076 N. Lillian Way (one block west of Vine, just off Santa Monica Boulevard), in Hollywood, 90038. Street parking is available.

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