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Crush ()

Produced by

Optic Heart Theatre

Playwright: Hume Baugh
Director: Mark Cassidy


Factory Studio Theatre


December 1st, 2011 – December 11th, 2011

Awards & Nominations

2012 Dora Award Nominee – Outstanding New Play/Musical


Crush is a story of desire, denial and violence. When Martin moves into Ronny’s and Sandra’s trailer park on the edge of the city, he captivates them both. Their longing for love and need to escape collide with fear and homophobia as the play accelerates toward its startling conclusion. Loosely based on the true story of the Jenny Jones Show “Secret Admirer” murder. (


Julian DeZotti Martin
Ryan Kelly Ronny
Courtney Lyons Sandra

Creative Team

Hume Baugh Playwright
Mark Cassidy Director
Mark Cassidy Dramaturge
Jenna McCutchen Set Designer
Jenna McCutchen Costume Designer
Siobhán Sleath Lighting Designer


Heather Bellingham Stage Manager
Melissa Convery Production Assistant
Kris Jackson Poster / Postcard Design
Martin Andreasan Poster Photograph