Burt Grinstead is a professional actor and writer from a small town in Massachusetts. He has gained critical success for his performances on stage in both New York and Los Angeles.
Burt Grinstead's 2016 Comedy Reel
The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s
Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Blanket Fort Entertainment
The Hollywood Fringe Festival Breakout Hit
DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE
Written and Performed by Burt Grinstead and Anna Stromberg
Directed by Anna Stromberg
OPENS THURSDAY, JULY 12
FOR TEN PERFORMANCES ONLY
The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Blanket Fort Entertainment have announced an extended run of the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival breakout hit Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Nominated for six HFF Awards including Best Comedy, winner of the 2CentsTheatre Award for Distinctive Voices, and winner of the SoHo Playhouse (NYC) Fringe Encore Series Award, this genre-bending thriller had its world premiere at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Davidson/Valentini Theatre and returns for 10 performances only, July 12 through July 29.
Written and performed by Burt Grinstead and Anna Stromberg, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde is a dizzying, fast-paced, horrifying and hilarious extravaganza that leaves the audience questioning its own morality. Based on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the classic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson, this new adaptation takes place on the dismal streets of London in the 1860s, where societal pressures silence a gentle doctor’s questions about the nature of morality. As the pressure intensifies, Dr. Jekyll takes matters into his own hands. Will his efforts save the world, or will they destroy all that he holds dear? After all, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
A young journalism student decides to return to her hometown to investigate a brutal murder that took place 30 years prior. Without much hope of finding any real answers, she interviews a series of local characters, all of whom leave their own bewildering take on the legendary Mulcahy Murders in her student film. As the facts unravel, she begins to realize that this cold case murder, may not be so cold after all. Along with the help of the handsome deputy police officer, Patrick Rooke, she begins to uncover the horrifying truth of what really happened that night thirty years ago. As she gets closer to discovering the truth, she edges even closer to her own demise. Will her blind ambition overtake her desire to survive?
WINNER: BEST DEBUT FILM at the CULT CRITIC MOVIE AWARDS
YOU'RE INVITED TO THE PERFECT CRIME.
Chasing a dangerous thrill and "for the fun of the thing," two students commit the perfect murder. Motivated by pride and vanity, Wyndham Brandon hides the body in a wooden chest right under the noses of his unsuspecting dinner guests! Adapted into the 1948 Alfred Hitchcock film, Patrick Hamilton’s thriller Rope opens our 27th season.
DIRECTED BY KEN SAWYER
PRODUCED BY KEVIN SHEWEY
SEPTEMBER 21 - OCTOBER 28, 2018
SATURDAY MATINEES: 9/29 + 10/6
(in alphabetical order)
Kenneth Raglan: Kyle Anderson
Leila Arden: Heidi Palomino Anderson
Wyndham Brandon: Burt Grinstead*
Mrs. Debenham: Elizabeth Herron*
Charles Granillo: David Huynh
Sir Johnstone Kentley: Carl Johnson*
Sabot: Deborah Marlowe
Rupert Cadell: Donnie Smith*
*Member of Actors' Equity Association
**RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 13 & UP**
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