EDINBURGH FRINGE 2022

WORLD PREMIERE

SUNNY
MAKES A SCENE

Sunny, a spirited American teen who has just lost her father to a heroin overdose, is about to blow a fuse…at his funeral. Phony funeral guests and the overbearing banality of the Irish Catholic service push a grieving Sunny to her limit. Fed up, Sunny confronts her family one by one in search of a guilty party in the case of her father's death.

 

This new dark comedy, at times irreverent and absurd, carefully looks at the divisive impact the US opioid epidemic has had on children and families.

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OFFICIAL TRAILER

Directed by Alexa Rosengaus

Produced by Paloma Pinto

Music by Kiera Sky Torpie

CAST

Who We Are

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Eleanor Harper

Sunny

Eleanor Harper graduated from Performance Preparation Academy in 2020. During lockdown, she was lucky enough to work on some virtual pieces for Showface and Grad Fringe Festival 2020. Her theatre work includes Fields of Asphodel (The Hen and Chickens Theatre, Camden Fringe), Lethe (Pleasance Theatre, Harpy Productions) and Boxes Are Magic (Golden Goose Theatre). During her training, Eleanor starred in 2 short films (Sex Equals Coffee and Boys, Girls & Brexit) and has since filmed an advert for a US client. Eleanor can't wait to perform in this touching and dynamic piece at Ed Fringe this summer!

Instagram: eleanorharper_

Laura Kay Bailey

Mom

Laura is an American actor and voiceover artist based in London. She began her acting career as a teenager, when she was cast in an independent film in New Mexico.  She trained at Stanford University in California, and afterward appeared in numerous off-off and off-Broadway theater productions in New York.  The productions she has been lucky enough to be a part of have been featured in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, TimeOut New York, and New York Magazine. She is a member of Actors Equity UK and is represented by RS Talent.

Instagram: @laurakaybailey

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Cyril Blake

Jay

Cyril Blake is a London based actor looking forward to returning to Edinburgh after four years. Cyril originally trained as a filmmaker but found himself more comfortable in front of the camera than behind it and has since moved onto the stage, specializing in comedy roles and playing older than his years. He recently featured as the male lead in an independent horror film, The Darkness, and appeared in The Black Cop, which won Best Short at the 2022 BAFTAs.

Lorna Calder

Nana

Lorna Calder is a Scottish actor based in Dunfermline, near Edinburgh. She has recently completed intensive actor training with Knock & Nash Productions and has filmed a number of short films this year. She is excited to be making her Edinburgh Fringe debut playing Nana in Sunny Makes a Scene.

Instagram: @lornacalder

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Tino Orsini

Grandpa

Tino Orsini has been a working actor for over 25 years. He has appeared in a number of Films, TV shows, and stage performances having trained in London and Los Angeles. As well as being an actor, he has directed in the theatre, hosted a podcast, narrated a documentary and been a print model. He can currently be seen in season 2 of the hit show Ted Lasso playing a very anonymous British artist!

Instagram:  @tinoorsini 

Mary Waters

Mrs. Marino

Mary is delighted to be back performing at the Fringe . Previously at the festival, she performed in the much acclaimed production of Room at the Assembly Rooms. Mary’s previous work includes musicals, touring, rep, and West End theatre. Her TV and film credits include You've Never Slept in Mine, Flowers of the ForestDecades, and The Journey (BBC). Mary also works with Maximus Pictures Ltd who are currently in development on their first commercial feature film Our Time with an A List cast attached. Mary is delighted to be back at the festival and working with Mycelia Media House!

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