"Ferociously Profane": THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Towering...Critic's Pick!" : BACK STAGE WEST
"Absorbing...Hardcore": LA WEEKLY
"Simply Should Not Be Missed!": CAMPUS CIRCLE
The World Premiere
Written by Dan Fante Directed by Jolene Adams
Boiler Room is the story of Eddy Kammegian, a charismatic entrepreneur who has molded his employees at First National Copier Products into "an elite assault force...a tele-sales S.W.A.T. team". As revenues soar, First National is rocked by an internal scandal that threatens to rip apart the very foundation of Eddy's business, his faith, and his life. Boiler Room is a raw, raunchy, and intelligent look into success and greed, sin and salvation, will power, and the responsibility that power demands.
Marty Levy Adelaide Vaughn Frank Uzzolino Susan Ziegler Phineas Kiyomura
Jimmie F. Skaggs as Dallas
and Douglas Coler as Eddy Kammegian
Excerpt from the syndicated review in The LA Tribune (Coastal Community Newspapers)
"Strong...Powerful...Sexy. Each of the seven cast members is a star in this production. Fante has given them a tour de force for ensemble acting and they have risen to the challenge!"
"The dialogue is pure bravura fine tuned by Fante's trained ear for wit and sarcasm...seamlessly woven together by Adams' deft stitchery."
"...the world of 1980's-style greed and 1990's-style moral morass...the requiem for those who have made fatal choices and carried false values. A rousing success for all concerned!"
Dan Fante was nominated for the Theatre LA Ovation Award in the Writing Of A World Premiere Category for his BOILER ROOM script.
Boiler Room played April 25, 1998 - June 27, 1999
Also appearing during the run of the play:
Danielle Weeks, Dan Klass, Jolene Adams, Grady Lee Richmond, and Clayton Landey