One thing that's different from the film, is that in BRICK The Play, Brain...is a girl.
And though it is a choice that was first made of necessity (not enough dudes in the acting company), it has become one that Rian Johnson himself has expressed fondness for—particularly Reid Cox's performance in the initial production.
The latest production of BRICK The Play at Macquarie University in Sydney will again feature a female Brain (Bella Woolley, left).
The ensuing sexual tension between Brendan and his Brain, adds a really nice, noir-inspired flavor to the brew. And fans who see the stage version will find a tidy plot twist at the very end.
As Rian might say, "a controversial choice." But it's one live audiences seem to like a great deal.
CONGRATS TO THE JUST-CAST DRAMAC COMPANY OF BRICK THE PLAY! IT'S GOING TO BE GREAT!