Amanda Quaid and Carolyn Braver in a scene from Kill Local, directed by Jackson Gay, at La Jolla Playhouse.
Amanda Quaid and Carolyn Braver in a scene from Kill Local, directed by Jackson Gay, at La Jolla Playhouse.
(© Jim Carmody)

La Jolla Playhouse has released the first photos from the world premiere production of Mat Smart's Kill Local. Jackson Gay directs the play, set to run through August 27.

Amanda Quaid and Candy Buckley share a scene.
Amanda Quaid and Candy Buckley share a scene.
(© Jim Carmody)

Featured in the cast are Matthew Amendt (Hollywood) as Todd, Carolyn Braver (Airline Highway) as Ami, Candy Buckley (After the Fall) as Gloria, Amanda Quaid (Equus) as Sheila, and Xochitl Romero (Chimichangas and Zoloft) as Abi.

Amanda Quaid takes a break and leaves Matthew Amendt's hanging.
Amanda Quaid takes a break and leaves Matthew Amendt hanging.
(© Jim Carmody)

The creative team includes Wilson Chin (scenic design), Jessica Ford (costume design), Paul Whitaker (lighting design), Daniel Baker (sound design), Steve Rankin (fight director), Shirley Fishman (dramaturg), and Rob Chikar (stage manager).

Amanda Quaid and Xochitl Romero in a scene from Kill Local.
Amanda Quaid and Xochitl Romero in a scene from Kill Local.
(© Jim Carmody)

The story is described as follows: "Sheila and her sister Abi work for their mother's small family business. Sheila's job used to be a source of joy and exhilaration; now she's questioning everything. But when you're an assassin, being uninspired means getting sloppy, and getting sloppy means getting killed. Kill Local is a pitch-black comedy about blood ties, revenge, and trying to get unstuck — especially when your life is dedicated to ending others'."

Amanda Quaid stars as Sheila.
Amanda Quaid stars as Sheila.
(© Jim Carmody)

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