Selina Smith, Jon Beauregard, Carolyn Almos, and Todd Merrill HOT CITY is presented as a pitch for the first one-hour television series about cops, lawyers and doctors, a truly revolutionary idea prompted by the Burglars’ desire to stop toiling in obscurity and make some real money. Despite its supposed purpose as a means of escape from theatre, HOT CITY occasionally utilizes much of the theatre magic the Burglars learned at overpriced art school – elements such as puppetry and the commedia dell arte’ character Truffaldino – that perhaps were hilarious to audiences five hundred years ago.   Backstage West – (Critic’s Pick) “The Burglars have the chops to pull off this intentionally bad idea with the right mix of deadpan and abandon”

                                            Selina Smith, Jon Beauregard, Carolyn Almos, and Todd Merrill

HOT CITY is presented as a pitch for the first one-hour television series about cops, lawyers and doctors, a truly revolutionary idea prompted by the Burglars’ desire to stop toiling in obscurity and make some real money. Despite its supposed purpose as a means of escape from theatre, HOT CITY occasionally utilizes much of the theatre magic the Burglars learned at overpriced art school – elements such as puppetry and the commedia dell arte’ character Truffaldino – that perhaps were hilarious to audiences five hundred years ago.

 

Backstage West – (Critic’s Pick) “The Burglars have the chops to pull off this intentionally bad idea with the right mix of deadpan and abandon”