THE STAND-IN at Bootleg Theater looks behind the scenes of “Double Indemnity,” an iconic title of the Film Noir canon. Two WW2 exiles – Billy Wilder, the picture’s director, and Kasia, an enigmatic young woman – struggle for identity as foreigners while the film is written, shot, and premiered in a strange new land: Los Angeles 1944. Appearing like some sort of siren, Kasia washes onto a beach, only to be rescued by the cinematographer Max. The two quickly fall into an affair as he hires Kasia to work on set. While their passion is genuine, Kasia’s ambitions in Hollywood challenge the strength of their relationship. Meanwhile, Billy Wilder acts as ring-leader, guiding everyone on set in an effort to create one of the greatest films ever made.
Cast: Alicia Adams, McCready Baker, Fayelyn Bilodeau, Katie DeVoe-Peterson, Paul Dillon, Michael Dunn, Charlie Forray, Amy Gonzales, Rob Lynch, Jeremy Mitchell, Chris Schultz, and Stephen Simon
Scenic Design: David Offner
Lighting Design: Dan Weingarten
Costume Design: Kerry Hennessy
Projection Design: Hana Sooyeun Kim
Sound Design: Aaron Lyons
Stage Manager: Katherine Hoevers
Producer: Jessica Hanna
Assoc. Producers: Nina Bowers, Katie DeVoe-Peterson & Lisa Harris
Artwork: David James
Director: Ric Murphy
Runs Thursday, Fridays & Saturdays at 7p through November 5.
Sunday Matinees, October 23 & 30 at 2p
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057