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DECADENCE is an examination of the empty glamour of 1970s Hollywood imbued with the spirit of the Parisian Grand Guignol theatre. The production employs la douche ecossaise ("the hot and cold shower"), a theatre style which alternates comedic and macabre vignettes reflecting upon such unsavory themes as sexual violence, insanity, revenge and cold-blooded murder. With the rise in the divorce rate, a "pulling back" from the liberal nature of the 1960s, the end of the Vietnam war, and the birth of the serial killer, the 1970s provide an especially fertile ground for exploration.

The play is split into two independent hour-long programs that are performed simultaneously on separate stages. The shows are connected in the end by an outrageous finale that spans both rooms.

DECADENCE: The Two Faces of Robert LaPage was performed at The Family Room, The Post Family's fabulous gallery and workshop, in July and August of 2009. The piece was written collaboratively by Abraham Werewolf.

Poster by Alex Fuller.

Special thanks to Andrea Behrends for her excellent photography.


  1. Kevin Alves - Doctor Reeves, Stanley, Officer Marv Holliday
  2. Danny Bischoff - Officer Hahn, Howard
  3. Kim Boler - Martha Shriver, Fawn
  4. Sid Branca - Rose
  5. Bryan Breau - Ray Watkins, Michael
  6. Ken Brown - Dr. Keatus, Detective Richter
  7. Dennis Davies - Robert LaPage
  8. Erin Haddock - Molly Heddington, Tawny
  9. Michael Khanlarian - Councilman Andrew Navarro, George Shriver
  10. Jack McDonald - Rex Houston, Officer Roy Fellows, Orderly
  11. Alberto Mendoza - Russell Evans, Blake, Officer Reiner
  12. Stephanie Murphy - Anita
  13. Kasey O'Brien - Valerie, Karla
  14. Katherine Schwartz - Peg
  15. Erez Shek - David, Bill Sullivan, James Heddington


  1. Matt Hooks - Director
  2. Alberto Mendoza - Assistant Director
  3. Jack McDonald - Dramaturgy
  4. Danny Bischoff - Casting Director & Marketing
  5. Vanessa Rodriguez - Production Manager
  6. Mario Bucca - Videography
  7. Genevieve Clifford - Costumes & Wardrobe
  8. Bailey Scott - Set/Lighting Design
  9. Steven Hill - Board Operator
  10. Will Bishop - Board Operator
  11. Brianna Finnegan - Board Operator