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SANDBOX
written by Becky Thyre
directed by Pat Towne

A surreal excursion into the lives of the bland.

8 Episodes
Original Run: 4 eps, 11/12/11 - 12/10/11
Playoffs: 4 Eps, 5/26/12, 6/9/12 - 6/23/12

CAST

Erin Matthews

Mabel (Eps. 1-6 & 8)

Franci Montgomery

Beth (Eps. 1-5 & 7-8)

Jay Huguley

Jerry (Eps. 1-4 & 6)

Stephen Simon

Jerry (Ep. 7)

Bryan Krasner

Jerry (Ep. 5)

Eric Giancoli

Jerry (Ep. 8)

Eric Curtis Johnson

Ed (Eps. 1-8)

Carrie Keranen

Woman on Cell Phone (Ep. 2)
Mabel (Ep. 7)

Anna Hanson

Marie (Eps. 4 & 7)

EPISODE ONE (11/12/11)
Photos by C.M. Gonzalez
Video by Ben Rock

SUMMARY:  Jerry has retreated to the dark comfort and imaginary safety of a large cardboard box. Ed is the mack and is living life high on the hog. Mabel is horny and prowls the neighborhood at night looking for a little strange. Beth is quickly losing her grip on reality because she lacks love. Jerry emerges from the box to attack Ed.


Strong cheese.

EPISODE TWO (11/19/11)
Photos by C.M. Gonzalez
Video by Annette Fasone

SUMMARY:  Beth writes a letter to Mabel after leaving rehab. Mabel is less-than-pleased with Beth's flippant attitude and lack of awareness. Everyone is still getting high. Meanwhile, Jerry has attacked Ed. Mabel sees it as a natural consequence. Beth is terrified by all. A woman on a cell phone continually interrupts the narrative with paranoid ramblings.

Curtain Call


Beth writes to Mabel, who is recovering from surgery.

EPISODE THREE (12/3/11)
Photos by C.M. Gonzalez
Video by Anna Baardsen

SUMMARY:  Ed has moved out of the house and taken up with the woman across the street. Jerry is incredulous. Mabel has reawakened her ardor for Jerry. Meanwhile, Beth has lost her mind over losing Ed, and injures herself, stabbing herself in the eyes with forks so she won't have to see that Ed is no longer there.


The strange get stranger when Ed decides to leave his wife for the woman across the street.

EPISODE FOUR (12/10/11)
Photos by C.M. Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  Beth's self-inflicted blindness leads to new wisdom. Ed is caged in his new relationship. The woman across the street is strangely domineering. Jerry and Mabel have an outdoor encounter.

PLAYOFFS - ROUND ONE!
EPISODE FIVE (5/26/12)
Video by Annette Fasone
Photos by Addi Gaash


Recently-injured Mabel and always-vicious Beth run into each other in the park.

PLAYOFFS - ROUND TWO!
EPISODE SIX (6/9/12)
Video by Ben Rock
Photos by C.M. Gonzalez


Ed and Jerry sneak away to their favorite fishing hole for some relaxation.

PLAYOFFS - QUARTERFINALS!
EPISODE SEVEN (6/16/12)
Video by Annette Fasone
Photos by C.M. Gonzalez


Jerry takes his treasured Grand Wardrobe Box over to Beth's house.
Ed is intrigued by Beth's newfound clarity. Mabel is pissed.

PLAYOFFS - SEMIFINALS!
EPISODE EIGHT (6/23/12)
Photos by C.M. Gonzalez