Red Bud

RED BUD by Brett Neveu
US Premiere

All photos by Johnny Knight

Lights by Mike Stanfill
Set by Dan Stratton
Costumes by Carla Hamilton
Sound by Thomas Dixon
Props by Chris Neville
Violence by Tyler Rich

  • For Signal Ensemble – 01/2015
“Brant Russell’s production for Signal Ensemble brings out the best in Neveu’s drama: the performances are strong and subtle, and the pacing is just leisurely enough for us to feel the fear and quiet desperation that grips them all.” – Chicago Reader “the hyper-realism that permeates this production affects, alienates and engrosses the audience all at once.” – Newcity Chicago

"[T]he production, ably directed by Brant Russell and well performed by a very solid cast is one that has no flaws" – Around The Town Chicago

“Brant Russell’s production for Signal Ensemble brings out the best in Neveu’s drama: the performances are strong and subtle, and the pacing is just leisurely enough for us to feel the fear and quiet desperation that grips them all.” – Chicago Reader

“Fleet and hard hitting performances…the cast dives into the nasty pyrotechnics with zest.” – Chicago Tribune

“Russell skillfully pulls us into this authentic Red Bud world. His talented crew become these people at the motorcross roads of life. We begin to understand each individual’s reality compared to the collective dreams of the group over the years. The regret is palpable. And just when we are commiserating with the fellas over a beer, Russell throws gasoline on the campfire. RED BUD is what happens when the bromance is over.” – The Fourth Walsh

"…director Brant Russell presents lifelong friendships dying before our eyes." – ChicagoCritic

Samantha Beach and Joe Stearns

Bries Vannon

Sarah Gitenstein and Colby Sellers

“the hyper-realism that permeates this production affects, alienates and engrosses the audience all at once.” – Newcity Chicago