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THE JUGGLER
written & directed
by Jimmy Swan

Right/wrong, good/evil, blah blah blah.

2 Episodes
9/28/13 - 10/5/13

EPISODE ONE (9/28/13)

SUMMARY:  A mysterious juggler introduces us to a dispirited Ernest Hemingway, who has found himself in the afterlife.  As Dr. Quackenbush administers drugs to attempt to prevent further, now-pointless suicide attempts - and possibly quash everything that makes him Hemingway - a pair of denizens of the spirit world take an interest in the late author's continued well-being.  Meanwhile, Hemingway meets Sylvia Plath.

Ernest Hemingway (Jimmy Swan) in the afterlife. Angeli (Kyle Nudo) Diavalo (Erin Matthews) Ernest meets Sylvia Plath (Erika Rose)

Photos by Marian Gonzalez

EPISODE TWO: "Have Gun, Will Travel?" (10/5/13)

SUMMARY:  Diavalo and Angeli, as well as the Juggler, discuss the profusion of guns, and whether removing them would make the world a better place.  Diavalo, who is anti-gun, replaces a mugger's gun with a banana; the young woman he was assaulting tases him.  Diavalo rewinds the scene; this time, the mugger has a gun - but so does the intended victim, who shoots him dead.  After debating the attendary morality, or lack thereof, the issue is further debated on an episode of Chris Matthews' Hardball, with guests Ted Nugent, Clint Eastwood, Rachel Maddow and Piers Morgan.

For the Juggler, life's a balancing act. Diavalo espouses a point of view. Ted Nugent (David Haverty), Clint Eastwood (Terry Tocantins) and Chris Matthews (Bruno Oliver) on a contentious episode of "Hardball." Rachel Maddow (Dana DeRuyck)

Photos by Aaron Francis

CAST

Curt Bonnem

The Juggler (Eps. 1-2)

Erin Matthews

Diavalo (Eps. 1-2)

Kyle Nudo

Angeli (Eps. 1-2)

Scot Shamblin

Disembodied Voice (Ep. 1)

Jimmy Swan

Ernie Hemingway (Ep. 1)

Erika Rose

Sylvia Plath (Ep. 1)
Young Woman (Ep. 2)

Eric Curtis Johnson

Dr. Quackenbush (Ep. 1)

Bruno Oliver

Chris Matthews (Ep. 2)

Terry Tocantins

Clint Eastwood (Ep. 2)

Colin Willkie

Piers Morgan (Ep. 2)

Dana ReRuyck

Rachel Maddow (Ep. 2)

David Haverty

Ted Nugent (Ep. 2)

Trey Perkins

Robber / Rapist (Ep. 2)