EXIT Stage Left is the story of The Lowry Theater Company and their attempt to stage a new play from a novelist turned first-time playwright and the seasoned director who returns to NYC to ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Rheem Abuhamdeh ...
 Ava Wagner (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
 Charlie Aparcio (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Steve Budd ...
 Tim Haggard (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
 Courtney Nguyen (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
 Jill Baynor (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Deborah Joves ...
 Sheila Monroe (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Katie Kimball ...
 Pam William (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Nicholas Locicero ...
 Roger Whitaker (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Annamarie MacLeod ...
 Terry Nichols (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
 Violet Parker (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
 Ronny Simons (13 episodes, 2008-2009)


EXIT Stage Left is the story of The Lowry Theater Company and their attempt to stage a new play from a novelist turned first-time playwright and the seasoned director who returns to NYC to keep the production on track. A show within a show, a play told within the confines of a web series, and a chance to see what happens before the curtain goes up. Written by Sinohui Hinojosa

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A Web Series of Theatrical Proportions


Comedy | Drama | Romance



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Release Date:

25 December 2008 (USA)  »

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$19,500 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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The show is set in NYC, but shot exclusively in the San Francisco Bay area, with the main stage from San Jose State University substituting for the Lowry Theater Company. See more »

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Excellent Web Series!
4 November 2009 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I have been eagerly watching new media take form over the last few years. The most interesting format for me has been the creation of the web series. I've watched many on YouTube, Blip.TV, KoldCast.TV, Crackle, Strike.TV, and others. They range from terrible to exceptional. It's a different format from regular television. I compare current web series to television as I would compare the short story to a novel. Also, the web series is designed to be seen on a computer or a phone as opposed to sitting comfortably on your couch. I say this to note that one must critique a web series with a slightly different perspective than one would critique a television show (not in quality, but in form.

EXIT Stage Left rises to the challenge. The series is about a theatre company's attempt to produce a first time playwright's (albeit a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist) play. The cast of characters include the playwright, director, leading actress, actors, and more.

It is shot beautifully. Writer/director Sinohui Hinojosa does a wonderful job in keeping the pace moving, the story unfolding, and keeping the characters interesting and accessible. I began watching the series early on and found myself eagerly checking their site for the next episode.

The cast is exceptional. The writer, played by Steve Budd, is hilarious. His ego is matched only by the leading actress, played pitch perfect by Annamarie Macleod. At the center of the story is the director, played believably by Michael Navarro. He plays an appealing straight man, with great comedic moments between him, Budd, and Macleod. The supporting cast also brings an enormous amount of life to the series.

By the end of the first season, I was left with the desire to see more. I hope they return with season 2!

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