What is the absurdity — and danger — of a world where the feelings of some people matter more than those of others? When Sofia is hired as an empathy coach at a debt collection agency, she finds she has her work cut out for her. These employees can barely identify what an emotion is, much less practice deep, radical compassion for others. As they painstakingly stumble towards enlightenment, someone keeps mugging Eva in the kitchen, and the unspoken dynamics of their seemingly blithe workplace culture become increasingly unsettling. Taken from the website.
MASTERPIECE! LA THEATRE BITES RECOMMENDED!
JAN 21 – FEB 25,2023
photo credit: Kasee Shambora
How much can you control your world? Well, you don’t have to think about it if you just build your own, right?
Come take your seat at the table to hear Walt’s vision – for his movies, for his city, for his life. For this screenplay he’s written! His family will be there and they think he’s brilliant. You will be so happy you came to be part of something so real and important. There will be no accidents and no reminders that he’s going to die. Ever.
Originally premiering Off-Broadway at Soho Rep in New York, A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney is a play written by Obie Award-winner Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2; Dana H.; The Christians). This production is directed by Brian Eckert and produced with Sidne Phillips. Taken from the website.
Jan 19 – 22,2023
Good Show! LA Theatre Bites Recommended!
Interview with Set Designer Eli Smith LA Theatre Bites Best Set Award Winner 2022. http://www.elismith.xyz/about
(Photo credit: Jeff Lorch)
The world premiere of the latest comedy from playwright and local legend Justin Tanner spills the secrets in this hilarious backstage look at life in the intimate theatre scene during 90s Los Angeles. Taken from the website.
Dec 8 – Jan 8, 2023
(photo credit: Matthew M. Hayashi and Gennie Kauper)
Note: Mistake on this podcast – The scenic designers were Matthew M. Hayashi and Spike Pulice.
The Larking House presents Sustained Release, a World Premiere play that follows Hailey, Alex and Robert, three friends in Hershey, Pennsylvania, desperately trying to navigate the recent death of Robert’s Father. When emotions run over making a once easy dynamic messy and contentious, the three must fight to understand and be understood by one another before it is too late to reconcile their fractured friendships. Taken from the website.
Dec 8 – 17, 2022
GOOD SHOW! LA THEATRE BITES RECOMMENDED!
(Photos by Craig Schwartz Photography)
Clyde’s is a new comedy that serves up the story of ordinary characters with big dreams. The formerly incarcerated staff of Clyde’s truck stop diner are looking to start their lives over in the kitchen under the pressure of the fiery rule of their owner. In pursuit of the perfect sandwich, the chefs imagine a future they have been constantly told is out of reach. Taken from the website.
Great Show! LA Theatre Bites Recommended!
Nov 16 – Dec 18, 2022
(Photo by Jeff Lorch)
Two women forge an unexpected bond in the world premiere of Smile, a new play from IAMA Theatre Company. A kid from the inner city whose mother moved her in order to attend a White, affluent public school in Philadelphia’s Main Line, Rachel is a young girl still dreaming of her first kiss; she’s ill-equipped to navigate a world which defines her solely by gender, race and class. When an “incident” at school lands Rachel in the guidance counselor’s office, her situation sparks the young mother’s own questions and insecurities. Soon, Rachel and Helen find themselves developing a complicated relationship.
Nov 9 – Dec 5, 2022
( Photo credit: Francis Gacad )
Amber and Tom, finding their way as freshmen at Princeton, spend a night together that alters the course of their lives. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but consent is foggy, and if unspoken, can it be called consent? With lyricism and wit, Actually investigates gender and race politics, our crippling desire to fit in, and the three sides to every story. Taken from the website.
November 11 – 20,2022
Exceptional Show! LA Theatre Bites Recommended!