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'Henry Flamethrowa' at Studio Dante


Michael & Victoria Imperioli present Henry Flamethrowa by John Belluso, at Studio Dante from the 29 Apr - 15 May 2005

Loosely based on a true story, Henry Flamethrowa tells the story of sixteen-year-old Henry, a confused and emotionally isolated young man who writes letters to the Devil, unbeknownst to his deeply religious father, Steven. Henry�s younger sister Lilja lies silent in a coma from a mysterious childhood accident in the family swimming pool. For a number of years, Lilja has been visited by miracles. The sick have begun flocking to this silent child�s bedside, praying to be healed, and hundreds claim that their prayers have been answered because of Lilja.

When a reporter from NPR, Beth, comes into the house to do a story about Lilja and her miracles, Henry opens up to her and confesses that he plans to disconnect Lilja�s breathing ventilator and allow her to die. Beth must then decide whether she should expose Henry�s plan. Along the way Beth must confront her own assumptions about Faith, Spirituality, and the intrinsic value of human life.

The cast features Tim Daly (currently starring in ABC's new series 'Eyes'), Jake Smith, Yvonne Woods

Henry Flamethrowa is directed by Nick Sandow, with set design and costumes by Victoria Imperioli, and lighting by Tony Giovanetti and Rachel Connors

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