In Conversation: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Betsy Brandt In Conversation: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Betsy Brandt

In Conversation: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Betsy Brandt  | 

June 17, 2019

Join us for an exclusive conversation with Good Boys playwright and Riverdale creator Roberto  Aguirre-Sacasa, and Breaking Bad star Betsy Brandt who will play Elizabeth Hardy in our upcoming production. Find out what it takes to bring this story to life on stage and the challenges of taking on a subject ripped straight from the headlines.

 

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Join us for an exclusive conversation with Good Boys playwright and Riverdale creator Roberto  Aguirre-Sacasa, and Breaking Bad star Betsy Brandt who will play Elizabeth Hardy in our upcoming production. Find out what it takes to bring this story to life on stage and the challenges of taking on a subject ripped straight from the headlines.

 

Don’t miss this exclusive Playhouse event!  

 

Use your Member benefit and reserve your spot today. Space is limited and subject to availability. Ticket limit 4 per household.

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About

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Playwright)

Roberto is an award-winning playwright, comic book writer, and screenwriter. Broadway credits include the musical version of American Psycho based on the classic novel by Bret Easton Ellis and the upcoming Broadway musical Magic Mike.  Mr. Aguirre-Sacasa was also part of the team brought in to overhaul Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark. His many plays include Abigail/1702 (NYS&F), Good Boys and True (2econd Stage Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre), Based on a Totally True Story (MTC), King of Shadows, The Mystery Plays, Dark Matters, and many others published by DPS. Roberto is the Creator and Executive Producer of the television series Riverdale on the CW network and Chilling Adventures of Sabina on Netflix. Additional television credits include Big LoveLooking, Glee, and Supergirl.  For MGM Films, he wrote new versions of both Carrie and The Town that Dreaded Sundown.

 

Betsy Brandt (Actress, Elizabeth Hardy)

Betsy Brandt can currently be seen starring in the CBS family comedy “Life in Pieces,” alongside Colin Hanks, Dianne Wiest and James Brolin. The series is currently in its fourth season. Betsy will also have a recurring role later this year in the highly anticipated Suits spinoff, Pearson. She is also filming the Blumhouse horror-thriller, Run Sweetheart Run.

Last Fall, Betsy was seen in Lifetime’s original movie, FLINT, alongside Queen Latifah, Jill Scott and Marin Ireland. The film follows the true story of three of the real-life women turned activists from Flint, Michigan who brought the water crisis to a national level. It was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Movie Made for TV.

Among her many television credits, Betsy is well-known to television audiences for her portrayal of Marie, the sister-in-law of meth-making mastermind Walter White in the Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe award-winning series “Breaking Bad.” She also starred as Michael J. Fox’s wife in the comedy “The Michael J. Fox Show.” Her recurring television appearances include “Masters of Sex” and “Parenthood.”

Brandt received rave reviews for her starring role in the indie dream CLAIRE IN MOTION, which had its World Premiere in the narrative feature competition line-up at the 2016 South by Southwest Film Festival. Her other film credits include: LANDLINE, Steven Soderbergh’s MAGIC MIKE and the independent feature QUEST.  

On stage, she portrayed ‘Holly’ in the West Coast premiere of Geoffrey Nauffts’ Tony-nominated “Next Fall” at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. She originated roles in award-winner Julia Cho’s World Premiere of “The Language Archive” at South Coast Repertory and Beth Henley’s “Ridiculous Fraud” at San Jose Rep.

Brandt studied theatre with the Moscow Art School and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She earned her BFA in Acting at Illinois Urbana-Champaign. A native of Bay City, Michigan, she currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she works with Feeding America as a member of their Entertainment Council.

 

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