October 9 – 26, 2014

by Graham Farrow

Springs Ensemble Theatre concludes our fifth anniversary mainstage season with the Western United States Premiere of Graham Farrow’s RATTLESNAKES, opening October 9th and running through October 26th, 2014. The setting is a run-down motel in England. McQueen, a male gigolo, arrives expecting to meet a client. What he finds, however, are three masked men – the husbands of women he services, and they have only one thing on their minds: revenge. Lies will be told,truths will be revealed and blood will be spilled. Graham Farrow is one of the most exciting voices working in Great Britain today, and SET is thrilled to be bringing this intense & brutal piece in what will be a WESTERN UNITED STATES PREMIERE.

GRAHAM FARROW is an award winning playwright, screenwriter, novelist and journalist from Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England. His first novel, SPEAK NO EVIL, received a Commonwealth Writers Prize nomination in 1989 and he has received numerous awards and commendations for his short stories. His first play, HAIR OF THE DOG, premiered in 1990 and was revived in London to great acclaim eight years later. Further plays include DOWN AMONGST THE DEAD MEN (London, 1993), THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN (Salisbury, 1994), LAKE OF FIRE (Lansing, MI, 2005) PURE MORNING (Indianapolis, 2009), STAY WITH ME TILL DAWN (London, 2010) and STILL (Chicago, 2013). RATTLESNAKES is currently in development as a motion picture with Poisson Rouge Pictures.

SET’s production features returning guest artist Oscar Robinson (“The Underpants”) as McQueen, and making their SET debuts: Dylan Mosley as Hanson, Jonathan Andujar as Jarrett, Kyle Urban as Ellis, and LeAnne Carrouth as Shelly. RATTLESNAKES is directed and produced by Steve Emily, and co-produced by Keri Pollakoff and Jillmarie Peterson, all members of SET. Set Design is by June Scott Barfield, Technical Director is Mike Miller, Lighting Design is by Jenny Maloney, Costume Design is by Jillmarie Peterson, and Sound Design is by David Plambeck, all members of SET as well. Stage Management is by guest artist Gabriel Espinoza-Lira.


McQueen – Oscar Robinson
Hanson – Dylan Mosley
Jarrett – Jonathan Andujar
Ellis – Kyle Urban
Shelly – LeAnne Carrouth


Director & Producer – Steve Emily
Co-Producers – Keri Pollakoff & Jillmarie Peterson
Stage Manager – Gabriel Espinoza-Lira
Set Design – June Scott Barfield
Technical Director – Mike Miller
Lighting Design – Jenny Maloney
Costume Design – Jillmarie Peterson
Sound Design – David Plambeck
Prop Design – Micah Speirs & Emory John Collinson
Poster Design – Steve Emily & Matt Radcliffe
Trailer Design – Steve Emily