The Nails

Written by: Doug Reed & Directed by: Rob Matsushita

Playing: April 24 - May 16, 2015


Broom Street Theater is proud to present The Nails, written by Doug Reed (“The Lamentable Tragedie Of Scott Walker”, “Nottingham!”) and directed by Rob Matsushita (“900”, “Civil”) . This is a fast-paced corporate fairy tale about love, business, and dismemberment. Also, talking animals.

One cold night, Kella Winter is tossed from her home into a frozen wasteland with only a toy penguin named Xylorc to keep her company. Desperate for shelter, she takes a job with The Corporation – a company entirely composed of talking animals. She fights to keep her mind and body together among evil walruses, sentient copiers, and a vengeful Alexander Graham Bell from an alternate dimension.

It’s Lewis Carroll with a desk job. It’s Aesop on acid.

The cast of The Nails features a number of longtime Madison stage favorites including Caitlin Robb as Kella Winter, Damon Butler as Xylorc – her stuffed penguin, and Sam White as Ralph Waldo – the walrus from Accounts Receivable who makes their lives miserable.

Rounding out The Corporation are Kate Boomsma as Sandra the Swan, Andrew Miller-Rhoads as John The Badger, and Emmaline Friederichs as Ernestine the Sphinx. Meanwhile, in an alternate dimension, Donnonvan Moen as Blackbeard and Benjamin Otto as Alexander Graham Bell work out the problems in their complicated relationship.

The Nails will run at Broom Street Theater at 8pm April 24th until May 16th. Tickets are $11.00.