Bad Apples

torture musical!
Bad Apples 4
AuthorJim Leonard
MusicBeth Thornley
Rob Cairns
DirectorJohn Langs
DatesOctober 13 - December 1 2012
LocationAtwater Village Theatre


ChuckJames Black
Lindsay SkinnerKate Morgan Chadwick
Lt. ScottMeghan McDonough
CunnyIan Merrigan
EnsembleLina Patel
Mueen Jahan
Anthony Manough
Larry Clarke
Mapuana Makia
Sean Spann
Lauren Hillman
Erica Ibsen
Randolph Thompson
U/S Lt. ScottDanielle Langlois

Production Team

Produced byTim Wright
Jennifer A. Skinner
ChoreographyCassandra Daurden
Musical DirectionBeth Thornley
Rob Cairns
Scenic DesignFrancois-Pierre Couture
Projection DesignJason H. Thompson
Lighting DesignJeremy Pivnick
Sound DesignCricket S. Myers
Costume DesignJessica Olson
Props DesignHeather Ho
Associate ProducersKatherine Haan
Jennifer Ludden
Casting DirectorRaul Staggs
Stage ManagerKatherine E. Haan
Assistant DirectorsKate Jopson
Johanna McKay


“It’s rare that you walk into a garage and see the next great work of art. That is exactly what happened when I stumbled upon Jim Leonard’s new masterpiece … Bad Apples is destined for the Big Apple — to become a smash hit on Broadway and win a dozen Tony Awards. However, now through December 1, 2012, you can still see it ‘in the garage.'” – Huffington Post

“Nervy, top-notch theatre… an exciting and audacious [show], the kind of play that deserves encouragement and respect, and it is well worth the time of any L.A. theatre lover. Circle X Theatre Co. has been one of the best theatre companies in Los Angeles for fifteen years now. One thing the company has never lacked for is ambition, and this admirable quality is on display. ” – LAist

“Director Langs executes the ambitions of the play brilliantly, switching from the macro of Abu Ghraib and the Iraq War to the micro of the love triangle, from pointed satire to sad truth, with fluid grace and expert panache.” – LAist

“Tortured torch songs, hip-hop metal arias and soaring love ballads whose wit, poetry and memorable pop hooks elevate the grotesquely abhorrent into the profoundly universal.” – LA Weekly (Pick of the Week)

For more Circle X photos, please visit our Flickr site.