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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles – Week of 10/20/2018

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Gloria in Broadway
Atwater Village Theatre
A razor-sharp, darkly comic drama about ambition, office warfare and pecking orders by MacArthur “genius” grant recipient Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. For the 20-somethings working at a chic, unnamed New York magazine, the only thing that matters is style, status — and selling out to the highest bidder. Editorial assistants Ani, Dean and Kendra each hope for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn 30. But when an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever. Sept. 15 through Oct. 21: Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m., and Mondays at 8 p.m.; The Echo Theater Company, Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039; Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays: $34; Monday night performances are $20 in advance, and Pay-What-You-Want at the door (subject to availability); 310-307-3753; (Features disturbing adult content and strong violence; may not be suitable for audiences under the age of 17.)

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All Night Long in Broadway
Atwater Village Theatre
The thin line between waking and dreaming, the conscious and subconscious, is exposed in playwright John O’Keefe’s outrageously funny, surreal sit-com about 18 hours in the life of an all-American nuclear family. Sept. 14 through Oct. 21: Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:p.m., and Sundays at 7 p.m. (dark Oct. 6). Open Fist Theatre Company at Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039; Sept. 8-13 (previews): Pay-What-You-Want; Sept. 14 – Oct. 21 (performances): $25 with advance purchase, $30 at the door; (323) 882-6912;

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Short+Sweet Hollywood in Broadway
Marilyn Monroe Theatre
Festival of short plays.
Week One (Sept. 13- Sept. 16):
PROGRAM A (Thurs&Friday&Sat 7pm, Sunday 6pm)
Slow Dating.
Written by Adam Szudrich. Directed by Katie Burson.
Cast. Julie Collis
When an elderly lady tries speed dating it leads to a night with a charming
stranger and a heartbreaking revelation about her husband. A one woman show which
explores the beauty of holding on and the vulnerability in letting go.
Going to the Movies.
Written by Helena Weltman. Directed by Pavel Cerny.
Cast. TBA.
While waiting for the theatre box office to open, a young woman and a man meet cute.
The Roommate.
Written by Mercedes Floresislas. Directed by Hector Rodriguez.
Cast. Lalo Ayala, Sarah J. Garcia, Diego Medina-Floresislas, and Angela Moore. Matt, a college student, will have to live with a Deaf Roommate.
Written by Barry Wood. Directed by David Harper.
Cast. Shae Wilson & Tee Jay Thomas
When a customer wanders into a new shop, she is given the opportunity to go back in time. But, when she gets there, she’s suddenly in a desperate race to stay just five minutes ahead of herself.
Avocado Toast.
Written and Directed by Ken Levine.
Cast. Sasha Venn, Hunter Paul. A young couple dine in the trendiest new hot spot in town – a restaurant where
every table has its own audience. Since Millennials feel they star in their own reality show, here they actually do. It’s an interactive satire on trends, modern relationships, and
avocado toast.
Written and Directed by Kimba Henderson.
Cast. Shawna Johnson, Greg Hinds, Thomas Chavira, Uma Incrocci.
Dating interviews in our digital era.
PROGRAM B (Thurs&Friday&Sat 8:30pm, Sunday 7:30pm)
Written and directed by Lili Gorett.
Cast: Sophie Meister, Whitney Boers, Elena Rojas, Kiara Beltran, Marco Garcia, Roberto Arrizon, Brandon Beets, Juliana Saenz.
Sensory and interactive experience that envelops the spectator 360 degrees.
You are the protagonist of the story. Immersed is a fourth dimension Theatrical concept,
leading you to feel the story in the first person where you are the protagonist, creating a
unique experience for the audience / participant.
Written by Ben Russel and Soda Persi. Directed by Marisa O’Brien.
Cast. Ben Russel, Soda Persi.
This is what happens after a boy meets a woman, and before happily ever
after. Inner monologues about 2 people that like each other but with a big age difference.
The Perfect Man.
Written by Blanca Bardagil. Directed by Sergi Cervera.
Cast. Hayley McCarthy & Sergi Cervera.
A woman receives a new robot at home…he is the perfect man.
Asking for it.
Written by Renee Boyer. Directed by Megan Frances.
Cast. Jared Scott, Charlotte Louise Spencer, Kenna Ryan & Cody John.
Rav and Katie had a good time at a party, but then she stole his phone. Or did
he give it to her? Consent can be a tricky concept…
The Goode Sisters of Westchester.
Written by Lily Mercer. Directed by Todd Felderstein.
Cast: Miranda Parham & Leah Allers.
Two Sisters having a conversation about their relationship, on their mum´s 1st
year death anniversary.
The Snow Angel of Antarctica.
Written by Victoria Connerty. Directed by Allison Lind.
Cast. Taryn Schubert & Jon Owens.
After a year of travelling the world, Ellie has reached Antarctica with her
brother, Jimmy. Despite the ever-present threat of psychotic penguins, the never-present
threat of angry polar bears and the small matter of the human ashes she’s smuggling in
her hand luggage, Ellie isn’t ready to leave. But Jimmy thinks it’s time for them to return
home. A tale with a twist about Scrabble, sibling rivalry and snow angels.
PROGRAM C (Sat 5pm, Sun 4pm)
Written and Directed by Narmar Hanna.
Cast. Narmar Hanna &Tatum Shank.
Proposal from a woman to his fiancee in an apartment.
Carl Flunt Would Protect You from Trucks.
Written by Scott Mullen. Directed by Emily Claeys.
Cast: Carrie Poyer, Jenn O’Brien, Mary Carrig, Kerry Sullivan.
A young woman is visited by herself from the future, who has come back to warn her about a laundry list of regrettable decisions. (Week Two only)
Only Two Remained.
Written and directed by Maxwell Morro.
Cast: Edwin Modlin and Sarah Martellaro.
Two partners discuss philosophical aspects.
Future Wives.
Written by Katherine King. Directed by Stephen Juhl.
Cast.Katherine King & Ayla Barreau
Two future wives talking about how women’s lives used to be.
Written by Sophie Galibert and Arthur Cohen. Directed by Sophie Galibert. Produced by Arthur Cohen.
Cast. Chandler Ryan and Melanie Imani.
When Cherry seeks the support of her best friend Anna at dinner little does she know the meal is going to shatter the backbone of their lifelong friendship.
Got You.
Written by Kel Vance. Directed by David McKay.
Cast. Bevin Bru, Kaitlin Large.
After receiving bad news, a woman turns to her best mate to find a way to defraud an insurance company, hoping to obtain the money needed for a life and death situation.
Written by Jennifer Brown and Camille Blanco. Directed by Rossana Zubrzycki.
Cast. Camille Blanco.
Every time tragedies happen, there are always intense emotions and calls for
action, but when it dies down, no real action is taken to prevent this nightmare from
happening over and over again. A teenager performer, Camille Blanco, will share the
story of Valerie Leftman whose boyfriend was a school shooter.
WEEK TWO: (Sept. 20- Sept. 23):
PROGRAM D: Thurs.-Sat. at 7:00, Sun. at 6:00.
Stage 1.
Written and Directed by Cy Chermak..
Cast: Maggie Nitz, Cy Chermak, James Moses Black, Pamela Wylie, Kelah Cash.
A man with Alzeihmer’s Disease seems lost and his family is trying to find out where he is.
Stick and Move.
Written by Greg Lam. Directed by John Fingal O’Donnell.
When you’re out on a first date, it’s always good to have someone in your corner.
Survival Strategy.
Written by Donna Hoke. Directed by Brian Patrick Williams.
Cast. Dennis Pearson & Abbie Krentz.
Officemates Jerry and Jenny make a deal to get from each other at work what
they can’t get at home.
Thanx Dude.
Written by Ken Levine. Directed by Angie Gega.
Cast. Austin Carr and Robert Olsen.
A friendship is tested when one friend sleeps with his best friend’s ex-girlfriend.
15 Seconds.
Written by Ken Levine. Directed by Kristina Pesic.
Cast. Victoria Van Winkle & Colby Lemaster.
15-second encounter between a young man and woman.
Courtyard Drama.
Written and Directed by Jason Levinson.Produced by Brian Sabowski.
A reunion of a group of friends in their courtyard talking about what they
expect form their relationships.
PROGRAM E (Thurs&Friday&Sat 8:30pm, Sunday 7:30pm)
Have you ever done this before?
Written by Masha Voylokok. Directed by Bronwyn L. Watson.
Cast. Lee Margaret Hanson, Julia Finch, Pedro Shanan.
Two women meet in a seedy hotel room for a romantic tryst but are rudely
interrupted. A short play about women, men, sex workers, and the entertainment
industry. In the era of #MeToo, we have to ask ourselves. “Have you ever done this
before?”. We have to ask it over and over again.
Mom’s The Word.
Written by John & Kay Longhurst. Directed by Kathleen Rubin.
Cast. Katherine King.& Justin Baltz.
The laughs keep coming when a couple find themselves on an extremely
awkward blind date set up by their conspiring, overzealous, meddling moms.
Written by Mark Harvey Levine. Directed by Luis Goyanes.
Cast. Loren Lillian, Nathan Ondracek & Ryan Walsh.
Peter is a psychic, but only two minutes ahead.
Written by Judith Duncan. Directed by Phil Biedron.
Cast. Danielle Kay & Scott Alin.
A man deals with the consequences of an impulsive one night stand with an inquisitive young woman.
Romeo and Rosaline.
Written by Matthew Wells. Directed by Deb Foster.
Cast: Nicolette Acosta, Robert Aldredge, RoShawn Briscoe, Adam Dorsey, Emma Friedman, Ian Schuelke.
Story of Romeo and Juliet from another point of view.
172 Push Ups.
Written by Scott Mullen.
Directed by Frieda de Lackner.
A man and a woman sit on a bench, sharing their stories. She wants to propose to her partner that same night.
PROGRAM C REPEATS [see above] (Sat. 5 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m.)
WEEK THREE- LATINO (Sept. 27- Sept. 30)
PROGRAM F (Thurs&Friday&Sat 7pm, Sunday 6pm)
Visión de los Vencidos.
Written and Directed by Sergio Serdio.
Cast: Jose Luis Muñoz, Henry Prudencio, Mario Flores & Frances Padilla. Percussion: Sergio Serdio
A vision of the conquest of Mexico. Tenochtitlan ,1531.
Al Final Todo el Mundo Muere.
Written by Xavi Morató. Directed by Moses Norton & Sebastian Garcia.
Produced by Miriama.
An interview in a police station. A woman insists that she could travel through time.
Written by Carlos Mugica. Directed by Angie Gega.
Cast. Angie Gega & Miguel Elysee..
Encounter in a bar between two exes, and she’ll offer him to make her pregnant
with only one condition.
The Big Day.
Written and Directed by Gabriela Paciel.
Cast. Feli