In the suburbs of Washington, D.C., in the mid-1980s, 13-year-old Franklin Robertson is trying to survive. His parents don't understand him. His older brother torments him non-stop. He'd rather write stories than go on dates. His great comfort comes from the horror movies he watches every Saturday night at midnight, on a black-and-white TV set in his basement, introduced by the enigmatic Dr. Cerberus. In fact, Franklin feels certain that Dr. Cerberus can save his misfit life-if only Franklin could get on his show. A coming-of-age comedy with a twist of terror, Doctor Cerberus is the latest from this "intelligent, compassionate writer" (Variety).
Roberto Aguirre Sacasa's play King of Shadows was featured as a NewSCRipts reading at SCR in 2007. His other plays include Good Boys and True, Based on a Totally True Story, The Mystery Plays and Dark Matters. For Marvel Comics, he is the Harvey Award-winning author of The Stand. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is currently writing a new book to the classic Charles Strouse/Lee Adams musical It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's SUPERMAN! and also writes for the HBO series "Big Love."
April 11 - May 2, 2010
Julianne Argyros Stage
Photo by South Coast Repertory.
Photo by Kevin Bohn/SCR
Matt McGrath, Brett Ryback, Steven Culp, Lee Rosen and Nike Doukas
Brett Ryback and Matt McGrath
Brett Ryback, Steven Culp and Lee Rosen
Matt McGrath, Steven Culp, Brett Ryback and Nike Doukas
Brett Ryback and Nike Doukas
Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, director Bart DeLorenzo, Matt McGrath, Brett Ryback (obscured), Steven Culp and Lee Rosen
Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and director Bart DeLorenzo