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BREAKING: Austin Actors Tackle Bear

31 July 2012

We have an amazing cast for our upcoming production of EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR!  Some familiar faces and some new faces to Cap T.   Playing the shithead who gets duct taped to a chair is the Austin stage phenom Joey Hood.   Molly Karrasch (who is no stranger to Austin audiences) is making her first appearance for Cap T as Nan, a wife who has finally been pushed over the edge and who duct tapes said shithead to a chair. She gets some backup from two unlikely sources, a stripper named sweetheart (played by Indigo Rael in her Austin stage debut) and her very loyal and very gay best friend Simon (played by Stephen Mercantel, you remember him from SPIRITS TO ENFORCE and SICK right?).  Read all about the rediculously talented folks and then buy a ticket to see this outrageous Chicken-Fried, Finger-Lickin new comedy by Lauren Gunderson.


Kyle – Joey Hood

This is Joey’s fourth appearance with Capital T Theatre.  Last summer he appeared as Frankie in A LIE OF THE MIND.  He appeared for Cap T in both KILLER JOE  and BUG (Austin Critics Table Nomination Best Actor in a Leading Role) .   He was most recently seen in Zach Scott’s production of DIVIDING THE ESTATE.  Other Credits  include THE ALIENS (Austin Critics Table Nomination Best Supporting Actor),  THE ATHEIST (Austin Critics Table Best Actor Award), FLYING, ZOO STORY. THE COLLECTION, BOMBS IN YOUR MOUTH , HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ASSASINATED?, THE WATER PRINCIPLE, THE GLORY OF LIVING (Austin Critics Table Nomination Best Actor) TWIGHLIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992(Austin Critics Table Nomination Best Supporting Actor) THE METAMORPHISIS  (B Iden Payne Nomination Best Actor) BLUR (B Iden Payne Nomination Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy), Fish (B Iden Payne Nomination) and STADIUM DEVILDARE. Joey is originally from South Mississippi and has been treading Austin stages since 1997.  Joey is also Hyde Park Theatre core company member.

Nan – Molly Karrasch

This is Molly’s first appearance with Capital T.  She was last seen as Sherry in TIGERS BE STILL for Hyde Park Theatre.  Other Austin credits include: Rita in EDUCATING RITA (Sidetrack/Austin Playhouse), Moth/Mercade in LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST (Austin Shakespeare), Catherine in PROOF, Annnelle in STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Rachel in INHERIT THE WIND, Mary in IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (Austin Playhouse).  Molly is a member of the Austin Playhouse Acting Company, co-founder of Sidetrack Productions and writes about anxiety, food and funny for  She has a BFA in Theatre from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri.

Simon – Stephen Mercantel

This marks Stephen’s return to the Capital T theatre stage after appearing as Fragrance  Fellow in SPIRITS TO ENFORCE.  He also appeared onstage as Davey in SICK Cap T. Other credits include BODY AWARENESS  for HPT (B Iden Payne Nomination Best Supporting Actor), and CABARET for Summer Stock Austin as Heir Schultz. He has also worked backstage on Cap T’s BUG, I ? WALMART, and HUNTER GATHERERS. He is currently completing his degree in theatre at St. Edwards University.

Sweetheart – Indigo Rael

EXIT PBAB is Indigo Rael’s Austin stage debut. She studied art at the University of North Texas before moving to an ex-patriate community near Lake Chapala in Jalisco, Mexico. During her year-long hiatus from higher education she performed in the Lakeside Little Theatre’s production of John Patrick Shanley’s DOUBT.  Encouraged to pursue an acting career, she moved to Austin four years ago to study improv and acting for film. She can be seen in improv shows around town, local independent films, and several television commercials. Indigo is also a passionate artist and activist. She is currently writing, producing and starring in a web show about The Plastic Mermaid from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.