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April 29, 2014

Joe Hanrahan is portraying Alan, a crooked pharmacist, in a short, THE MEDICINE MAN, directed by Steve Cakouros, shooting in May.

April 21, 2014

Sarah Whitney will direct HENRY VI Parts 1, 2 & 3, the rarely-seen War of The Roses trilogy for The St. Louis Shakespeare Company in February, 2015.
For more information, visit stlshakespeare.org.

April 15, 2014

Joe Hanrahan will direct BUS STOP by William Inge, a production in the 2014/2015 Webster Groves Theatre Guild season, in November, 2014. Webster Groves Theatre Guild is the oldest operating community theater west of the Mississippi, and during it’s illustrious history produced early work from St. Louis-based Tennessee Williams as well as Inge.
For more information, visit theatreguildwg.org.

April 13, 2014

Joe Hanrahan will be one of ten actors and actresses in ACT YOUR PANTS OFF, a combination monologue competition/game show/strip poker event that will benefit The St. Louis Fringe Festival. It’s on Monday, May 19th, 7pm, at Meyer’s Grove in The Grove.
For more information, visit stlfringe.com.

March 4, 2014

Post article on attention to theatre details cites Solemn Mockeries

February 12, 2014

Joe Hanrahan will appear as Edgar, a Police Commissioner in Drew Lang’s hard-boiled short MACHINEHEAD, shooting in February, and as Harrison, a ruthless corporate exec in James Westbrook’s short-soon-to-be-a-feature, IN THE STREAM, shooting in March.

February 7, 2014

RFT interview with Travis Hanrahan's band, Pink Sock. To hear some of Pink Sock’s music or to purchase their album, visit pinksockbrewhound.bandcamp.com


January 19, 2014

Joe Hanrahan begins filming for Trevor Juenger's INSANE-O-VISION.

January 2, 2014

Joe Hanrahan, portraying a scientist running a government investigation into an alien invasion, has finished filming scenes in Doveed Linder's feature THE BOX.

December 2, 2013

Link to indiegogo fundraising effort for new film with Joe Hanrahan

Midnight's St. Nicholas was mentioned as a favorite in this article from retiring RFT critic Dennis Brown.

November 5, 2013


Open Hydrant Theatre Company, a new Bronx-based professional group, will present SOLDIER BOY, a short play written by Joe Hanrahan and originally produced by his St. Louis group, The Midnight Company. The play will be part of Open Hydrant’s 2013 Short Play Festival, and will be one of ten plays, chosen from 300 entries, playing November 22 – 24.

SOLDIER BOY was presented by The Midnight Company in July, 2007, along with another of Hanrahan’s short plays, THE LITTLE FRENCHY FILES. (The two were nominated for Best New Play in the now defunct Kevin Kline Awards.) SOLDIER BOY, a broad anti-war satire, featured actors Larry Dell, Travis Hanrahan, Ayse Eren, Steve Springmeyer and Marianne Laury.

Prior to starting Open Hydrant, co-founders Luis Cardenas and Sarah Rosenberg were featured in the award-winning documentary SHAKESPEARE HIGH, about the profound influence the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California have had on disadvantaged youth. Executive produced by Kevin Spacey, and featuring other DTASC alumnae including Val Kilmer, Mare Winningham and Richard Dreyfus, SHAKESPEARE HIGH was seen on the Showtime Network and is now available through Netflix instant viewing. More information is available on openhydrant.org or shakespearehigh.org.

September 4, 2013

Play Developed By Sarah Whitney Opens This Weekend In Chicago

SET UP, a new comedy about the ultimate blind date, will open this September 8, running through October 16 at Studio BE in Chicago, a presentation from Theatrebam Chicago. SET UP is written by Dan Noonan, and like many new plays, is the result of several years of development. Midnight's Associate Director Sarah Whitney worked with Dan on the different stages of SET UP, and continues to work with him on new scripts. For more information on SET UP, visit setupchicago.com.

June 21, 2013

Joe Hanrahan (and Director/Playwright Bob Mitchell interviewed about
MONTANA at The St. Louis Fringe. Link below.

June 5, 2013

Two films featuring Joe Hanrahan have been accepted in the 2013 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. The horror short MARIAH directed by Julie Hale and Adam Zanzie's MARK TWAIN'S BAD BOY WITHOUT GRIEF (which Joe narrated) will be presented at The Tivoli Theatre July 14-18. For more information,
visit cinemastlouis.org.

June 4, 2013

Trav Hanrahan's band Pink Sock won the RFT Music Award for Best Hard Core Band. Read the results at the link below:

May 31, 2013

Travis Hanrahan, who's appeared in several Midnight shows, and his band, Pink Sock, are competing in the 2013 Riverfront Times Music Awards. Click on the link below for a description of the band and their music and a link to hear some of their work.

May 27, 2013

Joe Hanrahan appeared in Tesseract Theatre's workshop production of YOU WON'T SEE ME by Caitlin McCommis, portraying Mal Evans, The Beatles friend and Road Manager. This new play enjoyed intrigued audiences and lively post-show feedback sessions for the Playwright. For more information on this new theatre company, visit tesseracttheatre.org.

April 25, 2013

NEW! Link (below) to GATEWAY: City of Reason website

April 15, 2013

Midnight's Sarah Whitney is part of The Shakespeare Festival's SHAKE38. She's
Creative Director of Mark WIlson's St. Louis University design class, offering
a technical design presentation on HENRY VI, parts 1, 2 & 3, this Friday,
April 19, 5pm at Xavier Hall on the SLU campus.

Below is a link to all that's happening during SHAKE38.

April 5, 2013

Blake Eckard's acclaimed blue collar madness feature BUBBA MOON FACE. featuring Joe Hanrahan as the mad meth-addled patriarch, is now streaming on the Synapse Film Channel. Synapse has been giving Criterion-level restorations to Grindhouse-type cult and horror films. Here's the link to Synapse: CLICK HERE.
NEW! BUBBA MOONFACE is now available on Amazon Instant.

Julie Hale's short horror film, MARIAH, featuring Joe Hanrahan is nearing
completion. Here's a link to a Teaser: CLICK HERE.

Joe, playing a low-level crime boss, is now filming the short thriller THE LAST JOB

from Taylor Bevirt. And he's in the midst of shooting the Teaser Trailer for GATEWAY City of Reason, a proposed new series from Gene Pfeiffer, directed by Mike Sneden.

March 21, 2013

Joe Hanrahan is providing Mark Twain-style narration for Adam Zanzie's short film based on Twain's THE STORY OF A BAD LITTLE BOY WHO DIDN'T COME TO GRIEF.

March 19, 2013

In the first St. Louis Theater Circle awards (created by St. Louis critics to replace the defunct Kevin Kline Awards), Patrese McClain was honored with the Best Actress in Drama for The Black Rep's NO CHILD... directed by Joe Hanrahan. (She actually wound up in a tie for the award with Nancy Bell for The Rep's CLYBOURNE PARK.)

January 24, 2013

Blake Eckard's acclaimed blue collar family drama BUBBA MOON FACE (featuring Joe Hanrahan) has been accepted into the Big Muddy Film Festival, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. It's scheduled to screen on Saturday, January 24, at 3pm.
For more information, visit bigmuddyfilm.com

And Modern American Cinema has picked up BUBBA and two earlier Eckard films for theatrical engagements starting this Spring in the Midwest, to be followed by streaming and DVD releases as well.

January 18, 2013

St. Louis theatre critics have gotten together to proclaim their own awards for Best in St. Louis theatre, called "The Louies." Nominations for 2012 were just announced, (with an awards ceremony in March.) Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama - Partrese D. McClain for the Joe Hanrahan-directed, Black Rep production
of NO CHILD...

December 31, 2012

AND Judy Newmark handed out one of her coveted Post-Dispatch “Judys” to Patrese McClain for Best Actress, Drama.

December 28, 2012

The Joe Hanrahan-directed NO CHILD... Black Rep production was mentioned in 2012 theatre year highlights. Actress Patrese McClain was noted as one of the best female performances of the year from St. Louis Broadway World.
And The Riverfront Times chose NO CHILD... as one of its 12 best productions from 2012. They said: Petite Patrese D. McClain was a whirling dervish in Nilaja Sun's one-person play about an inexperienced teacher's travails staging a theater production with a cast of student misfits. The Black Rep delivered an indelible evening of theatre alchemy under the watchful eye of director Joe Hanrahan.

November 19, 2012

St. Louis Mag covers Hanrahan in Herbie's GONG SHOW

CLICK HERE stllmag.com

October 1, 2012

Film Thriller, A VERY PERFECT CRIME, To Play Tivoli The Patrick Pinkston written and directed crime thriller, A VERY PERFECT CRIME (featuring Midnight’s Joe Hanrahan) will play a one-night premiere engagement at The Tivoli, Thursday, October 25 at 7pm. Tickets are on sale.

September 27, 2012

RFT Names NO CHILD… “Best One-Person Show 2012” In their annual Best of St. Louis issue, The Riverfront Times named The Black Rep’s production of NO CHILD…, featuring Patrese McClain, directed by Midnight’s Joe Hanrahan, “Best One-Person Show. Perhaps the most curious thing about NO CHILD…, the astonishing one-person play by Nilaja Sun, is how conventional the plot is. How many times (STAND AND DELIVER, UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE, TO SIR, WITH LOVE) have we seen stories about dedicated teachers versus problem kids. NO CHILD… turns that genre on its head by having the whole cast – four teachers, eight students, a janitor and sundry bureaucrats – enacted by one person. In its inaugural production back in 2006 that person was Sun herself. At The Black Rep, the play was brought to enthralling life by Patrese D. McClain, an alchemist who makes magic happen before our eyes. How tall is McClain? How short? How heavy? How old? Anyone who saw the production, which was staged in March, 2012, would flunk a test made up of such questions. The stage with filled with the disenfranchised at Malcolm X High in the Bronx: we don’t recall seeing an actress at all.

September 13, 2012

Blake Eckard's film BUBBA MOON FACE (featuring Midnight's Joe Hanrahan in the cast) has accepted into another festival - PollyGrind in Las Vegas. The link takes you the the official entries and more about the cult festival: PollyGrind.com

September 12, 2012

Joe Hanrahan is appearing in HotCity's world premiere of EM Lewis' play.
Here's the reviews:

stl today review
play review
stagedoor review
thevitalvoice review
broadwayworld review
laduenews review
talkinbroadway review

September 7, 2012

The Riverfront Times, in their annual Fall Arts Guide, highlighted the remounting of NO CHILD..., and called it "...entertainment of the highest order. If you missed this love of a show last March at the Grandel Theatre, you have the opportunity to stop kicking yourself for that inexcusable lapse in judgment (or to go see it again, because surely there's too much to absorb in a single viewing."

August 13, 2012

BUBBA MOON FACE will be playing two prestigious film festivals in the near future. It is in competition in the Select Cuts category at the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival, and it can seen streaming online at [ CLICK HERE ] from August 17-19. And BUBBA will also be in competition at the South Texas Underground Film Festival, which runs September 21-27.

August 8, 2012

Joe Hanrahan has been cast in the short horror film, MARIAH, written and directed by Julie Hale, filming August, 2012

July 6, 2012

NO CHILD... by Nilaja Sun, which was directed by Joe Hanrahan for The Black Rep in March, will be revived for a special Fall presentation in two different venues. It will play the weekend of September 14 at the Orthwein Theatre at Mary Institute Country Day School. And will then run for the two weekends of September 21 and 28 at Edison Theatre at Washington University.

June 22, 2012

Midnight's Joe Hanrahan is in the cast of two short films playing The St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. He's in THE LAST EXECUTION by Patrick Murray, part of the SHORTS 4: THRILLERS program, playing Tuesday, July 10, at 9:45 pm at The Tivoli. In THE LAST EXECUTION, a petty criminal is picked up by two men posing as police detectives and soon discovers how much danger he is in. He's also in THE PLAGUE from Christopher Jordan, part of the SHORTS 5: EXPERIMENTAL program, playing Wednesday, July 11, 5:00 pm at The Tivoli.
THE PLAGUE, inspired by Camus "The Plague," relates is the story of a doctor in a plague-ridden city who keeps the final records of a dying population. Travis Hanrahan, who's appeared in several Midnight shows is also in a featured role of a short playing the Showcase.
It's ONE DAKOTA by Evan Mueller, part of the SHORTS 7: Comedy program, playing Wednesday, July 11, 9:30 pm at The Tivoli. ONE DAKOTA tells the tale of an ambitious white kid who thinks he's Native American and his spaced-out buddy who set out to change the nation forever by attempting to reunite the Dakota Territory. For more information on the Showcase, visit cinemastlouis.org

May 10, 2012





Midnight's Joe Hanrahan will direct BOWLING EPIPHANY! THE REVIVAL for OnSite Theatre. Joe has acted (OVEREXPOSED, ONE EXTRAORDINARY DARKNESS)
and written (EXHIBIT) for OnSite, and will direct 3 short plays (one by Carter Lewis, two by Dan Rubin) that all involve bowling in one way or another, with a cast of Donna Weinsting, Antonio Rodriguez and Elizabeth Birkenmeier (who wrote ONE EXTRAORDINARY DARKNESS.) Coincidentally, Hanrahan went to grade school at Epiphany, and spent hours bowling and playing pin ball and generally goofing off at Epiphany Lanes, attached to the school. Audience members get bowling shoes with their ticket purchase and can bowl in between and after the plays. The show runs June 15 - June 30, and more information is available at onsitetheatre.org.

May 7, 2012

Christopher James Jordan' short THE PLAGUE, inspired by the Albert Camus novel, and featuring Midnight's Joe Hanrahan, won Best Experimental Film and Best Editing honors at a recent screening of Webster University student films.

April 2, 2012

Midnight will be part of the first St. Louis Fringe Festival - presenting ALL ears, 3 Cautionary Greek Myths Come To Life, Conceived and Adapted by Sarah Whitney. The production is designed for kids 6 – 12. The Festival will run June 21-25, primarily in the Locust Business District and Grand Center. Midnight’s exact playing dates and venue are still being determined. For more information, visit stloufringe.com

March 28, 2012

Joe Hanrahan was cast in two upcoming feature films, AN ALMOST PERFECT CRIME from Pat Pinkston and a new work from Blake Eckard, both filming late Spring/Summer. He was also cast in the September stage production from Hot City – GOODBYE RUBY TUESDAY, a new play by EM Lewis. For more information, visit hotcitytheatre.org.

March 26, 2012

Joe Hanrahan’s direction of NO CHILD… at The Black Rep was a hit (reviews below) featuring audiences that arrived breathless with anticipation and eager to reward Patrese McClain with standing, tumultuous ovations.

March 12, 2012


The Independent Critic CLICK HERE

Pulpmovies CLICK HERE

Film Threat CLICK HERE

Jan 12, 2012

Joe Hanrahan's Conor McPherson performances were mentioned in this review
of West End's THE SEAFARER.

Riverfront Times Theatre review of The Seafarer

December, 2011

Midnight's Joe Hanrahan was involved in several productions mentioned in end-of-year Best Theatre in St. Louis 2011. In addition to getting a coveted “Judy” for Midnight’s own production of MISTAKES WERE MADE, Black Rep productions of RUINED and PERICLES that he acted in were singled out by numerous critics.

JUDY Award/ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Critic Judy Newmark’s list included Joe as Best Solo Performance/Comedy for MISTAKES WERE MADE. (Although one has to wonder how one wins a solo performance award in a two-character play? Apologies and kudos to co-star Emily Piro.) Also mentioned as Most Ambitious Design of the year was the stagecraft of PERICLES. (And Denise Thimes was chosen Best Actress/Drama for her role in The Black Rep’s BLACK PEARL SINGS.)

RIVERFRONT TIMES Their critics, Paul Friswold and Dennis Brown, collaborated to choose their combined top ten productions of the year: both PERICLES and RUINED made the list.

TWO ON THE AISLE Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky chose their top eight shows of the year – RUINED was among them.

LADUE NEWS Mark Bretz groups about 25 shows as prominent productions (the list included RUINED) before picking a top ten (#2 on his list was The Black Rep’s THE REAL McCOY.)


November 2, 2011

BUBBA MOON FACE, a feature film with Midnight's Joe Hanrahan (as well as other local actors Joe Hammerstone and Sylvia Geiger) will play The St. Louis International Film Festival Saturday, November 12, 11am, at The Tivoli Theatre.The film was written and directed by Blake Eckhard.

This is a link to a St. Louis Magazine blog on BUBBA.

Dennis Grunes, of Portland, Ore.

August 25, 2011

Joe Hanrahan has joined the staff of The Black Rep as Marketing Director. Joe will continue to lead The Midnight Company, but with his Experience as former Marketing Director for The Rep early in his career, and ongoing marketing work for other companies and Midnight, he will be devoting a good portion of his time to spreading the word about this St. Louis cultural treasure.

August 15, 2011

BUBBA MOON FACE, a film by Blake Eckhard, filmed in early 2010 in Stanberry, MO, and featuring Midnight's Joe Hanrahan, has been accepted into the 2011 St. Louis International Film Festival.

July 15, 2011

OF THE AGES, a short student film by Webster's Michelle Manott, featuring Midnight's Joe Hanrahan and Marcy Wiegert, played at The St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, and the film was honored as The Best Silent Film in the Showcase.

May 31, 2011

The St. Louis Black Repertory Company has announced their 35th anniversary season, and Joe Hanrahan will be directing their 3rd Mainstage show — NO CHILD by Nilaja Sun. One actress portrays 16 characters — the children, teachers, parents, principal, janitor and even security guard that populate the New York City Public Schools. Described as“comic and moving,” “remarkable and delightfully entertaining,” And “theatrically riveting,” NO CHILD garnered numerous awards, including Obies, Lucille Lortels, Outer Critics Circle, Theatre World and U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. The actress will be Patrese McClain, who appeared with Joe in the Black Rep’s Season 34 productions of PERICLES and RUINED. NO CHILD will run March 14 through April 1, 2012. For more information on next year’s Black Rep season, visit theblackrep.org.

March 8, 2011

Midnight’s Joe Hanrahan finished a run of two productions at The Black Rep, Shakespeare’s PERICLES in January, and the acclaimed RUINED in February.
For information on the rest of The Black Rep’s season, visit theblackrep.org.
And hit this link maskfor a round-up of RUINED – video, reviews, cast and more. And check our Blog section for more on the Black Rep and RUINED.

Nov 15, 2010

Several of Midnight's favorite playwrights have featured work in New York and coming up in Chicago. There's still a week left for ST. NICHOLAS by Conor McPherson at the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York.(Midnight produced both ST. NICK and McPherson's THE GOOD THIEF.) Off-Broadway,  Wil Eno's MIDDLETOWN has just opened to rave reviews. Inspired by OUR TOWN, critics have cited the same brilliant language and compassionate insights that Eno displayed in ThomPain (based on nothing) which Midnight presented. And coming up in April in Chicago from Theater Oobleck's Mickle Maher (author of THE HUNCHBACK VARIATIONS and AN APOLOGY For The Course And Outcome Of Certain Events Delivered By DOCTOR JOHN FAUSTUS On This His Final Evening, both Midnight hits) is THERE'S A HAPPINESS THAT MORNING IS. This one sounds like another intriguing Maher script:  two lectures being delivered on a college campus, one by a struggling poet, one by a PHD, on, respectively, William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, following a too public display of affection by the two lecturers the night before on the campus lawn. Check theateroobleck.com for details and to make plans to see this in Chicago.

Nov 11, 2010

The film EDEN IOWA featuring Joe Hanrahan in a supporting role will play the St. Louis International Film Festival Friday night, Nov. 19. For more about it and a trailer, visit the Film page on this website.

September 10, 2010

ROE, the short horror film directed by Christopher Jordan and featuring Midnight’s Joe Hanrahan, has been accepted into the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, running October 1-3 in Portland. Details and a trailer on Midnight’s Film page.

June 15, 2010

Exhibit Film In St. Louis Fest

The film of EXHIBIT, Joe Hanrahan's play produced by OnSite Theatre in spring,
2009, has been accepted into competition in the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.
EXHIBIT will be screened Sunday night, July 18, 9:30 pm, at The Tivoli.
For more information about the Showcase, visit cinemastlouis.org.

Hanrahan wrote the screenplay EXHIBIT, and Mike Sneden directed.  Margeau Steinau, Andy Neiman and Sarah Cannon star in the film. They comprised the original cast of the OnSite stage production, which was directed by Anna Pileggi.

March 10, 2010

Sarah Whitney, who has directed several of Midnight’s Recent and most acclaimed productions, has been named Associate Director for the company.


January 2010

The Midnight Company was associated with three different shows cited by Ladue News critic Mark Bretz in his Best of St. Louis Theater in 2009

Among the notable shows he cited:

OnSite THEATRE used the Craft Alliance Gallery as the backdrop for Joe Hanrahan's clever, piece, Exhibit, with Margeau Baue Steinau, Andrew Nieman and Sarah Cannon as artists, wannabe artists and perceived artists hanging about a gallery amidst audience members.

And Joe Hanrahan channeled former president Harry S. Truman in the triumphant one-man show, Give' Em Hell Harry for THE MIDNIGHT COMPANY.

and among the Top Ten for 2009 he cited:

One Extraordinary Darkness, presented by OnSite THEATRE. This enchanting work by Elizabeth Birkenmeier received its world premiere at the Green Center, a reputedly haunted house in University City that is the location for an arts and environment organization dedicated to "helping people understand the natural world." In a sense, that's what BIrkenmeier's four characters do in her whimsical effort, which featured engaging performances by Joe Hanrahan, Margeau Baue Steinau, Robert Birkenmeier and Adina Talve Goodman under Bill Whitaker's crisp and clever direction. An excellent example of OnSite Theatre's mission to present work in offbeat locales.

For Mark's complete column, visit laduenews.com.

November 09

Joe Hanrahan appeared in Onsite Theatre's production of
ONE EXTRAORDINARY DARKNESS by Elizabeth Birkenmeier.
click on this link for reviews,
or visit onsitetheatre.org. for more info.

July 09

St. Louis magazine's July issue pick their "A LIST" in a wide variety of areas. In their Culture section, in the category Theater Experience, they cited OnSite Theatre Company:
Theater folks are perennially concerned with "getting butts in seats." But what if the butts went bowling with the actors? Or took photos of the cast with disposable cameras? OnSite's debut production, 2007's BOWLING EPIPHANY, was staged in South City's Epiphany Lanes;  its most recent show, EXHIBIT, took place inside the new Craft Alliance gallery during Jennifer Angus' "Locusts & Honey" exhibit. Nine out of 10 butts agree: In an increasingly distracting and interactive world, environmental theater is a must-try.

(Midnight's Joe Hanrahan wrote the script for OnSite's EXHIBIT, and appeared in their previous show (the one with the cameras).

For more info on OnSite, visit onsitetheatre.org.
For more from St. Louis magazine, visit stlmag.com.

Mar 09

OnSite Theatre Company will present Joe Hanrahan's new play, EXHIBIT, April 3-11, Fridays and Saturdays, with two shows nightly - 7 & 9 pm. at the new Craft Alliance Gallery space at 501 N. Grand, just south of the Fox. The play coincides with the Jennifer Angus exhibition, Locusts and Honey. The play will be directed by Anna Pileggi and the cast includes Sarah Cannon, Andrew Nieman and Margau Steinau.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit onsitetheatre.org.

Congratulations to Onsite Theatre, whose OVEREXPOSED production was nominated for a Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding New Production. (Midnight's Joe Hanrahan was part of the cast for that show.) For a full list of nominees, visit kevinklineawards.org.

Dec 08


The Riverfront Times, instead of picking their best of the year, asked Artistic Directors of St. Louis theatres to point out the notable performances in their companies in ’08. Go to the link below to read Midnight’s (and other companies’) nominations.

Dec 08

The Ladue News picked their notable theatre productions of ’08. Midnight’s THE GOOD THIEF was prominently mentioned (and was a contender for top ten.) Also note the mention of Sarah Whitney (GOOD THIEF and upcoming “GIVE ‘EM HELL HARRY” director) for her production of The Orange Girls’ THE ROAD TO MECCA. Hit the link below for the article.

Dec 08

In Judy Newmark’s Best of 08 (The coveted “Judys”), she mentioned Onsite Theatre’s “OVEREXPOSED,” (which Midnight’s Joe Hanrahan acted in) as Best Out-Of-The Box Production.

Dec 08


The filmed-in-St. Louis EDGAR ALLAN POE’S LIGEIA (with Joe Hanrahan in a featured role) now has a website and a trailer. To view it, visit ligeiamovie.com.

Sept 08


Midnight Selected for RFT “Best Of”

From the Sept 25 annual Riverfront Times “Best Of” issue


The Midnight Company
It’s not that Joe Hanrahan is opposed to acting in the company of other people. But apparently he’s happiest onstage alone, getting all his dialogue out of the way in one lump sum and saying everything he has to say in an hour rather than stretching it out in short speeches over two and a half. When what Hanrahan has to say is so cunningly written by an Irishman like Conor McPherson that the pursuit of a good yarn transforms storytelling into a brash art, you end up with a wallop-packing evening that is all more effective because of its lilting simplicity. And when, even after the play is done, there’s still time for a pint or two before every other show in town is even close to being over, that’s all part of the happy experience.


Sept 08

Photos from Midnight's 1999 production of WAITING FOR GODOT, with David Wassilak as Vladimir and Joe Hanrahan as Estragon, will be featured in the Catalogue Reader, published by Liverpool University, accompanying the Liverpool Biennial International 08 Exhibition of Contemporary Art. The photos were taken by Todd Davis, who has done most of the photos for the Company.

May 08

THE BEST TEN MINUTE PLAYS 2007 FOR TWO ACTORS, including a play by Peter Hanrahan, son of Midnight co-founder Joe Hanrahan and actor in the Company's production of ORPHANS, has been published, and is available on Amazon and other usual places. The play, PRIZE INSIDE, was commissioned from and premiered a Mile Square Theatre (Chris O’Connor, Artistic Director) in Hoboken, N.J. in 2004 for their 2nd Annual “7th Inning Stretch: 7 10-minute plays about baseball,” and was directed by Michole Biancosino.

Peter graduated from Washington University, where he studied under Carter Lewis and was the recipient of the A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Award. He then received his MFA in playwriting from Rutgers University, studying under Lee Blessing. His work has also been seen at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., and at The Seven Devils Playwrights Conference in McCall, Idaho.

He currently works in the story department of United Talent Agency in Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.smithkraus.com.

May 08

Conor McPherson's new play, PORT AUTHORITY, will open in New York City in May at the Atlantic Theatre Company. For more information, visit atlantictheater.org and Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre has announced that Conor McPherson's THE
SEAFARER, featuring John Mahoney, will be part of their 2008-2009 season. For more information, visit steppenwolf.org

Feb 08

The Midnight Company (under the producing banner of afterMIDNIGHT) was nominated for two Kevin Kline Awards for their production of SOLDIER BOY and THE LITTLE FRENCHY FILES. They were nominated in the categories of Best New Play or Musical, and Best Sound Design (by Mike Radentz, staff engineer at Technisonic Studios, where the show was presented.) For a complete list of awards, visit kevinklineawards.org.

Dec 08

In critic Mark Bretz’ wrap-up of BEST OF THEATER IN 2007 for Ladue News, he listed afterMIDNIGHT’s CUL-DE-Sac in his list of “the superior and spectacular” for the year. He said the show…“
…featured a tour de force performance by Joe Hanrahan as several different neighbors in a cloistered suburban setting, most deliciously a precocious little girl who commented on the tawdry goings on around her…”

And in KDHX new Radio Roses salute to the theatre year, Bretz reiterated his praise: afterMIDNIGHT offered Joe Hanrahan in a tour-de-force performance portraying disparate neighbors in a CUL DE SAC.

Dec 07

Joe Hanrahan was one of many locals asked the question, “If you could change or improve on thing in St. Louis in 2008, what would it be and how would you accomplish it?” by the Riverfront Times, and his answer appeared in their January 3 issue. Here’s Joe’s response (but to read the entire list, which is a good thing to do since it deals with St. Louis theatre’s home, St. Louis, visit this link ).

If I could improve one thing about St. Louis, I would improve its perception of the arts of St. Louis. St. Louis generously supports (and St. Louis media over-generously covers the arts IN St. Louis – visiting actors, artists, musicians, dancers, artistic heads, companies – swinging through town, selling their wares. St. Louis should continue that. But we have to improve our awareness, appreciation and support of the arts OF St. Louis – actors, artists, etc.– living and creating here. It’s the soul of our community. How? 1) Media of all kinds have to devote much more thoughtful coverage to the arts OF St. Louis; and 2) The actors, artists, et cetera then have to deliver the goods.

Dec 07

In 2007, Joe Hanrahan appeared in one of the commercials for the 16th Annual AT&T St. Louis International Film Festival.

You can see the spot here  

For information on the 2008 Festival, visit www.cinemastlouis.org

Nov 07

afterMIDNIGHT’s online trailer for ThomPain (based on nothing) was awarded a Silver Telly Award for achievement as one of the best online entertainment trailers of the year. The trailer was created by Phoenix Creative Company, with post-production by New World, and original music by Matt Mauger of Phoenix Creative.
To view the trailer, go the Past Productions page and scroll down to ThomPain.

Click here for info on past awards for Midnight Company projects and people.


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