Take Me With You
In search of the Californian Dream, enraged movie publicist Nikolai cruises Sunset Boulevard at the very edge of the richest country in the world. Standing in the neon-soaked Hollywood rain, a forlorn evangelist has deserted his congregation to come in search of the great movie fantasies of yesteryear. Meanwhile Bradley, movie make-up artist and dispenser of Tinsel town wisdom, is stranded on the Hollywood Freeway, trying to make sense of something extraordinary he just witnessed.
In the midst of these dreamers and all the hilarious, moving tales they have to tell, an extremely large and boisterous dog is bounding across the eight-lane freeway...
Starving Artists have been acclaimed throughout two decades, winning two Edinburgh Fringe Firsts, The Stage Award for Acting Excellence, and the Manchester Evening News Award for Actor of the Year.
When Starving Artists was set up in 1983, it was the only company in the State of Hawaii presenting “alternative” performance. Mark Pinkosh (performer) and British Godfrey Hamilton (writer) have been running the award winning company together for over 24 years, renowned for creating plays and stories centred on California’s citizens and landscape, always charged with powerful emotional themes.
"Powerful and poignant, shot through with love and rage, despair and longing, Take Me With You from Starving Artists is a truly remarkable seventy minutes of theatre that’s a worthy successor to earlier triumphs like Road Movie and A Dangerous Age."
Manchester Evening News on the 2007 premiere
Previous acclaim for Starving Artists:
“A seductive treat for everyone…vivid and extraordinary”
“wildly irreverent and convulsively funny"
“a tour de force of acting and writing”
“brilliantly skillful, utterly compelling”