Theatre Areas: Hollywood , Los Angeles , Los Feliz, Eagle Rock, Glendale , Burbank ,
West Hollywood and the Valley
Write Act Repertory continues its 2010 mainstage season with
Based on true events of Murder, INC. in New York City during the 1930’s – 1940’s.
Write Act Repertory and Producing and Artistic Directors John Lant and Ken Cosby with producer Anne Mesa in association with CRC Entertainment and Lois Shaffer Oda, proudly announce their production of Brooklyn, USA as the Write Act Rep 2010 Season continues. This compelling bio-play chronicles the infamous principle characters of Murder, INC. and will have an extended engagement at the Write Act Repertory Theatre officially opening Saturday May 15th to Saturday July 31st, 2010.
This is a true story based on real events of Murder Incorporated, the enforcement arm of America ‘s crime syndicate. With mobsters like Bugsy Siegel, Lepke Buchalter, Albert Anastasia, Abe “Kid Twist” Reles, “Pittsburgh” Phil Strauss, Frank “Dasher” Abbandando, and Harry “Happy” Maione. They formed the firing squad of a national underworld cartel that controlled gambling, unions, loan-sharking and narcotics from the end of Prohibition through the 1950’s across America . Centered in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn , at the height of its efficiency under Lepke and Anastasia, “Lord High Executioner”, Murder, INC. was responsible for thousands of killings coast to coast. Even though guns and knives were used, more imaginative methods like live cremation, slow strangling, quicklime, and live burials were the killing methods that each man made his MO mark with. Some victims were serenaded with a chorus of “Oh bury me not, in old Canarsie,” or were tortured with unbelievable brutality by skillful killers like “ Pittsburgh ” Phil, expertly inserting an ice pick into a “bum’s” ear, scrambling his brains, making it appear like a cerebral hemorrhage to the most seasoned coroner. (more…)