Matthew Robinson interviews Associate Artistic & Development Director Suzanne Dean of the Little Fish Theatre Company about their upcoming 2020 show lineup. 

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In the future, aging and death have become annoyances of the past thanks to a process of the downloading of the digitized soul into another host body, or Module. This is something only the very wealthy can afford and if you are rich enough you can be anyone you desire. A comedic look at greed and the value of life – and death.  Taken from the website.

December 14 – February 3,2020 

Exceptional Show! 
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Toby and Mia are graduate students with a bright future ahead of them: a baby on the way and a college coaching job for Toby. But when Toby stumbles across a secret that threatens to derail their future, he and Mia must decide between honesty and loyalty, and whether doing something wrong is the only way to do what’s right. Will Mia be loyal to the institutions that support her, the family she’s part of, or herself? Taken from the website.

Nov 22 – December 14,2019

GREAT SHOW!
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An update on the newest theatre shows in Los Angeles on the week of December 1 -8,2019.

A Christmas Carol @ The Wallis Annenburg Center

THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER @ Group Rep/Lonny Chapman

Bob’s Holiday Office Party Runs @ Atwater Village Theatre 

Over Time @ Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre  

Sugar Plum Fairy @ David Hwang Theatre

The Magic of Christmas  @ LA Mirada Theatre For the Performing Arts 

Set in the olde British-ish kingdom of Crumpeton, POCKETS follows the heroine’s journey of young Bellamina Crumbledunk (Molly Dworsky), a noble-born preteen-turned-pickpocket hellbent on winning the attention of her distracted mother, the Duchess (Kat Primeau). Bellamina’s misadventures lead her to the underbelly of society, where she befriends criminals Veegan (Chris Bramante) and Jim Val Jim (Dave Reynolds) and becomes the inadvertent leader of a criminal uprising. Will the freshly-minted miscreant “Pockets” have the heart to sabotage her mum’s well-laid plans for Crumpet Day, the biggest holiday of the year?  Taken from the website. 

Information about the show below: 

https://www.robotteammate.com/

(Photo by Jenny Graham)

Set in one apartment in New York over the span of several generations, this World Premiere follows the poignant journey of a German Jewish refugee and her family in this heartfelt, lyrical portrait of a woman haunted by the past but resiliently moving toward the future. Taken from the website. 

October 31 – December 16,2019

Above Average!
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Note: To be clear there are quite a few changes in this version compared to the film. When I said this version is faithful. I mean the play is faithful to the genre of Noir. 

(Photo credit: Jeff Lorch)

Returning from World War II, disillusioned Frank McCloud travels to a hotel in Key Largo to pay his respects to the widow of a fallen friend. What McCloud doesn’t count on is an entirely different battle with mobsters who have overtaken the hotel, led by the ruthless Johnny Rocco (Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia). As a hurricane barrels toward the Keys, McCloud must face his demons in order to take down a monster.

GREAT SHOW!
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November 6 – December 15,2019

 (Photo by Jenny Graham)

As two men from different cultures reunite and find themselves at a crossroads – one man struggling to keep his career alive and an old friend flourishing in a career he never wanted – a young Chinese-American gets lost in the Tiananmen Square Protest and finds himself at the accidental center of international attention.  All three men must face their past and struggle to find their own personal victories.  Taken from the website. 

VERY GOOD SHOW!
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8.4 Overall
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November 6 – December 1,2019

Edwin Wong

In this book, classicist Edwin Wong shows how tragedy imitates reality: heroes, by taking inordinate risks, trigger devastating low-probability, high-consequence outcomes. Such a theatre forces audiences to ask themselves a most timely question—what happens when the perfect bet goes wrong? Taken from the website. 

https://risktheatre.com/

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Hello LA Theatre Bites listeners Los Angeles only theatre review podcast is going down the list of our favorite shows this year in 2019. The show will cover our top 5 favorite shows, Best Set, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Ensemble and so much more. We will also have Comedian Brodie Reed with comedy segment and a specific awards segment for Orange County Theatre.


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