Hollywood Fringe Festival

Scott Sharma as Garrett and Parissa Helen Koo as Nicole in Friends Like These by Gregory Crafts at the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival

“The level of emotional intelligence, language and teen experientiality of the material is spot on, thus, and relevant as all hell.”
– GiaOnTheMove.com

“Crafts does a good job of capturing the nightmare of daily abuse… and offers sympathetic insight into those unpopular teens who are pushed to a murderous breaking point.”
– Stage Raw

“A masterpiece.”
– L.A. Examiner

“…an insightful play. I will be thinking and talking about this show for a long time.”
– Broadway World

“…under Wendy Gough Soroka’s assured direction, Lappin, Flanagan, Koo, Pollero, and Sharma all deliver intense, effective performances, with a particularly impressive Sharma’s touching take on Garrett the evening’s standout.”
– Stage Scene L.A.

“Lappin shines as the angst-ridden Diz. Her performance straddles the razor’s edge of devastated little girl and furiously confused teenager and her twisted outbursts come from real places of torment.”
– Bitter Lemons

“Theatre Unleashed unleashed an excellent revival for the Fringe and beyond…”
– L.A. Observed

"GO" - LA Weekly
Friends Like These by Gregory Crafts, Nominee - Top of the Fringe 2014

June 2014
The Elephant Space in Hollywood, CA 
Produced by Theatre Unleashed & Mad Magpie

production team
Director – Wendy Gough Soroka
Stage Manager – Erin Scott
Press Agent – Jim Martyka
Graphic Design – Jenn Scuderi
Sound Design – Corwin Evans
Costume Design – Katie Sikkema
Lighting Design – Michael Berger
Props Design – Erin Scott
Fight Choreographer – Sean Fitzgerald
Wrestling Consultant – J. Anthony McCarthy

Scott Sharma as Garrett
Sean Casey Flanagan as Bryan
Sammi Lappin as Diz
Parissa Koo as Nicole
Lee Pollero as Jesse

special thanks
Aaron Lyons
Matt Quinn at Theatre Asylum
Peter & Lauren Crafts
Ben Hill & The Hollywood Fringe Team