The Long Red Road

HST_The Long Red Road_editorialMarking their return to the Melbourne stage after four years, Human Sacrifice Theatre brings to life the Gripping Australian premiere of Brett C. Leonard’s The Long Red Road at fortyfivedownstairs from 30 July 2015.

Sam and Bob are two brothers struggling to move beyond years of anger and resentment. With the women in their lives also seeking resolution and Sam’s young daughter desperate to reunite with her father, Sam must decide if he will face his demons and those he left in his wake. The Long Red Road unveils a world where mistakes can last beyond a lifetime.

A Native American term for the journey towards redemption and inner peace, The Long Red Road is a journey through the desert of self-destruction and six tormented souls that charter these dark territories.

Brett C. Leonard is an American dramatist, screenwriter and producer. His plays have been produced in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Toronto, Berlin and Sydney, and include Scotch and Water, Roger and Vanessa, Guinea Pig Solo, Unconditional and The Long Red Road.

Leonard’s film and television projects include Unconditional, The Other, Hung, Jailbait, Low Winter State and Upstate. He is the recipient of the 2008 Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award and a member of Israel Horovitz’s Playwrights Lab. He has also been a member of New York’s acclaimed LAByrinth Theater Company since 2003.

Human Sacrifice Theatre has built a reputation committed to telling truthful human stories. Their timely return to the stage offers the audience a human face to the suffering caused by one of the most significant epidemics influencing today’s society.

Director: David Myles  Featuring: Lee Mason, Mark Diaco, Liza Meagher, Marissa O’Reilly, Anjelica Angwin, Red Horse

The Long Red Road
fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Season: 30 July – 9 August 2015
Bookings: (03) 9662 9966 or online at:

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Image: courtesy of Human Sacrifice Theatre