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Introducing Jimi Stanton
Jimi stars as Daniel Reeves, an Iraq war vet accused of committing an atrocity, while in the service.
Actor Jimi Stanton was most recently seen in Cornerstone Theatre Company's production of Outside the Wire, a play Jimi wrote himself, about returning Iraq vets. He played George Gibbs in Seacost Repertory Theatre's production of Our Town and also appeared in Cornerstone's Pride and Prejudice and Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales. Prior to coming to MA, Jimi spent a year in Los Angeles acting in projects and films with production companies such as Vugru and Nickelodeon.
by Bill Cain
BCA Plaza Theatre
Publick Theatre Boston presents the East Coast premiere of 9 Circles.
This timely and dazzling new play by the founder of Boston Shakespeare Company stunned the San Francisco Bay Area, and played to sold-out houses in its world premiere last October.
A psychological thriller based on actual events, 9 Circles tells the story of a young American soldier on trial for his life. Daniel Reeves is arrested for a crime allegedly committed in Iraq. Desperate to remain a soldier, he is forced to navigate a labyrinth of commanding officers, public defenders, lawyers, preachers and military psychiatrists.
In language by turns shocking, mesmerizing and bitingly funny, 9 Circles speaks directly to a nation still at war, asking penetrating questions about the nature and consequence of war and what it means to be human.
"Extraordinary...This is without a doubt, must-see theatre"
Bay Area Backstage
"...haunting...transcendent...one of the best and boldest new plays of the year"
North Bay Bohemian
Directed by Eric Engel
Amanda Collins*, Will McGarrahan* and Jimi Stanton
*member Actors' Equity Association
Approximate Running time is 90 minutes with no intermission.
Reommended for audiences 14 and older due to mature themes and brief nudity.