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Hospital 2008 at the Axis Theatre


The Axis Theater Company present Hospital 2008, conceived and written by the Axis Theater Company, at the Roy Arias Theatre 2 from 17 - 22 Jun 2008.

Now in its 9th year, Axis Company's annual episodic play Hospital 2008 examines the interior life of a man in a terminal coma. Entering this state in a different way every year, the audience travels with him as he lives out his last few days roaming the vast, dark (and often comic) interiors of his own brain.

Although Hospital 2008 is a serial play, each evening can be viewed separately as a self-contained, short play.

Hospital 2008 takes place in the aftermath of a catastrophic collapse of part of a tunnel being dug underneath New York to provide the city with water. Three men are trapped beneath the city streets, in a part of the system that is unrecognizable to them. As they attempt to find their individual ways back to the surface, it becomes clear that something beyond normal comprehension may have occurred deep beneath the capitol of the world.

Directed by Randy Sharp, Hospital 2008 features Paul Marc Barnes, Brian Barnhart, Regina Betancourt, David Crabb, George Demas, Joe Fuer, Britt Genelin, Laurie Kilmartin, Lynn Mancinelli, Marc Palmieri, Edgar Oliver, Tom Pennacchini, Jim Sterling and Ian Tooley.

The creative team comprises Matthew Simonelli (costumes), David Zeffren (lighting) and Steve Fontaine (sound).

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