Carolyn Braver will play Ami in La Jolla Playhouse's upcoming world premiere production of Mat Smart's Kill Local.
Carolyn Braver will play Ami in La Jolla Playhouse's upcoming world premiere production of Mat Smart's Kill Local.
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La Jolla Playhouse announced the cast and creative team for its world premiere production of Kill Local, written by Mat Smart and directed by Jackson Gay. Performances will run at the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre from August 1-27.

The cast will feature 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.

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).

The story is described as follows: "Sheila and her sister Abigail 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'."

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