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Dead Funny
illustration by
Lee Moyer
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Photos by
Owen Carey
Dead Funny
by Terry Johnson
October 3, 2008 through October 26, 2008

Eleanor is dying to have a baby. Richard is dying to ditch sex therapy. Nick is dying for a straight answer. Lisa is dying of guilt. Brian is dying over a trifle. And worst of all to the members of the Dead Funny Society, Benny Hill just died.

Cast:
Eleanor - Maureen Porter
Richard - Tim True
Brian - John Steinkamp
Nick - Damon Kupper
Lisa - Stephanie Gaslin
Artistic:
Director - Slayden Scott Yarbrough
Scenic Design - Robert Tollefson
Costume Design - Ashley Wase
Lighting Design - Don Crossley
Sound Design - Jen Raynak
Dialect Coach - Stephanie Gaslin
Production:
Production Manager - Don Crossley
Production Manager - Jen Raynak
Stage Manager - Clair Callaway
Technical Director - Demetri Pavlatos
Scenic Construction - Lunar Theatrical
Props Master - Drew Dannhorn
Master Electrician - Phoebe Daurio
Deck Crew - Nick Matlick
Deck Crew - Ann Freeman
Light Operator - Jamie Lynne Powell-Herbold
Sound Operator - Cameron McFee
Box Office Manager - Michael O'Connell
Box Office Manager - Tim True
House Manager - Gretchen Corbett
House Manager - Valerie Stevens
Awards:
Outstanding Ensemble
Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role - John Steinkamp
Reviews:

More deadly than dead, and funny as hell.
The ensemble is very, very good (and Steinkamp’s downright extraordinary), Yarbrough’s direction is deft and the script, though excruciating at times, is a masterwork. Don’t miss this one. - Willamette Week

Third Rail’s long, strange trip makes for a memorable debut
The remarkably successful troupe made its move into the 220-seat World Trade Center Auditorium with the British comedy-drama “Dead Funny” after performing at the smaller Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center in North Portland since 2005. - Portland Tribune

Third Rail's triumphant "Dead Funny"
Everything about this show, including the venue, is first-rate. And no one in Portland who loves theater should miss it. - The Oregonian

Dead Funny
Third Rail once again delivers the high level of entertainment audiences have come to expect. - Portland Mercury



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