Hollywood Fringe Festival

Ryan J. Hill as Bryan and Matty Grondin as Garrett in Friends Like These by Gregory Crafts, published by Stage Rights

“…a smart, brooding possum of a show.”
– Fine Arts L.A.

“You will be changed after seeing Friends Like These.”
– Proxart Magazine

“[Playwright Gregory Crafts] builds tension throughout his tightly-paced  plot, and caps it with a satisfying end that nails his theme to the floorboards. His characters are finely drawn and the dialog is for the  most part seamless… The acting is strong and the direction brisk. Both relevant and entertaining, this unflinching look at young tribalism is a  must-see for anyone who has escaped the hell that is high school, and for those still attempting to.”
– David Wisehart, Author of The Devil’s Lair

“Wonderfully written, Friends Like These is a must see play and will put a knot in your stomach by the end.”
– L.A. Theatre Review

“…a play less about high-school or petty romance, but about identity and the darkness that often fuels it.”
– Fine Arts L.A.

"GO" - LA Weekly
Nominee - La Fringe Award for Overall Outstanding Contribution to theatre in Los Angeles by L.A. Theatre Review

June 2010
The Ruby Theatre
The Complex in Hollywood, CA
Produced by Theatre Unleashed

production team
Directors – Sean Fitzgerald & Vance Roi Reyes
Stage Manager – Erin Scott
Assistant Stage Manager – Joseph McMahon
Costume Designer – Katie Sikkema
Sound Design – Corwin Evans
Press Agent – Jim Martyka
Graphic Design – Jenn Scuderi

Matthew Grondin as Garrett

Ryan J. Hill as Bryan
Jen Bailey as Diz
Sarah Smick as Nicole
Alex Yee as Jesse

special thanks
Jenn Scuderi, Phil Kelly, John Lant, Will Manus, Paul Casey, Linda Fulton, Paul Storiale, Total Improv Kids, Paul Eppleston, Sarah Gold, Andrew Paul Holguin, Roberto’s Bar, Gentle Giant Ltd., Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Matthew Scott Montgomery, Sari Sanchez, Jacob Crumbine, Glenndalf, The Great Omar, Jackson Ridd, Gordon Capps, Leeman Parker, Wacko The Magician, Peter & Lauren Crafts, Sal & Ruth Scuderi, Mark Crafts, Eileen Crafts, Kevin Crafts & Glenn Marziali, Michael Gordon Shapiro, Pam Noles, Geoffrey Golden, Ian Michaels, Padded Envelopes, Annie Wolfe, Kate Stremme, Darci Dixon, Kenny’s Plumbing, Benjamin Atkinson, Joshua Morrison, Nicole Bozorgmir, Ben Hill & The Hollywood Fringe Festival, Bitter Lemons, Sarah Quigley, The Emerson Mafia, James Esposito, Chromolume Radio, Happy Jack’s RPG Podcast, Adrienne Grady, The LARP Alliance, Michael T. Coleman, Jaimyon Parker, Jenny Byrd