Big Butt Girls is a part of the 22nd Annual
Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival
Marsha Estell steps out and gives a funny and bittersweet performance that will surely have you enraptured from beginning to end.
Experience segments of her hilarious one-woman show as she takes you on a journey of reflection and self discovery.
Discover the show that sold out in Chicago and Detroit. You’re in for a treat, L.A. Don’t miss it!
Big Butt Girls and Other Fantasies, The Remix
22nd Annual Los Angeles
Women's Theatre Festival March 29th at 7PM
The Electric Lodge
1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, CA 90291
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door
$18 for Groups, seniors and industry
$12 for Children 12 and under Call for reservations. 818.760.0408 or go to LAWTF
Lisa's Dillman's American Wee-Pie is now playing at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills, CA.
American Wee-Pie March 19th – April 13th 2014 Performance Times:
Sunday Matinees: 2 PM
Thurs. Fri. Sat. and Mon. Evenings: 8 PM RESERVATIONS: 310-364-0535 Buy Tickets Online
BWW Review: AMERICAN WEE-PIE Proves A Second Chance Can Happen When You Least Expect It
"Most people who change career paths make that choice due to being let go from a job or being offered a new challenge that seems to be something more rewarding. But what about those who walk away from a successful career, from a job with a great salary and excellent benefits, to go back to a more simple life that offers a more fulfilling way to express your creativity when a second chance comes along? Wouldn't it be wonderful to be that lucky? Continue reading...
By Tom Coash
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli
When Intisar, an African American Muslim student, arrives in Cairo for a year abroad, she hopes to finally be understood. She’s quickly enlisted by her exuberant Egyptian roommate, Samar, to help create a blog debating the practice of wearing veils, but when the Arab Spring intervenes, revolution threatens to overtake their friendship. Four matinees for local high school students will be part of this production schedule.
“a brave new work which addresses the thorny crosscurrents of cultural identity” –Broadway World
“Mesmerizing…Coash’s focus is on the Middle East, but his overall message is a universal one. No matter what our race, nationality, sexuality or religious and political beliefs, we’re all subject to stereotypes. “Veils” reminds us of the importance of seeing and understanding the people behind those all-too-often condemning generalizations.” –Portland Press Herald (Maine)
Wed/Thurs at 7pm; Fri/Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm
Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201, USA
Tickets start at $20; Low Priced Previews October 1-3 are $15 & $20.
American Theater Critics Association Names six finalists (with two from Chicago) for new play award including “Butler,” by Richard Strand and “Veils,” by Tom Coash
“Butler,” by Richard Strand: What starts as a droll comedy of words evolves into a fascinating retelling of a true incident that undermined a century of government-sanctioned slavery. Strand depicts the prickly interaction between a contentious but brilliant escaped slave and a taciturn lawyer recently appointed as a Union Army major general. Amid wry comedic interplay between the protagonists and with an ever-closing life-or-death deadline approaching, the title character finds an ingenious way to turn the official view of slaves as property into a legal way of giving sanctuary and eventually providing freedom to thousands of runaways. The play received its world premiere at the New Jersey Repertory Company in June 2014.
The Widow Of Tom's Hill
By Aleks Merilo
Directed by Rachel Black Spaulding
In 1918, the worst plague in human history hit America. When a small Washington town finds itself the subject of a military quarantine, a young sailor and 19 year old widow from opposite sides of the blockade engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, putting their lives, and souls, in the balance.
Performing Off-Broadway Oct-Nov of 2015
59 East 59th Street
New York, New York 10022
More details to come...
Butler by Richard Strand
at Northlight Theatre
Directed by Stuart Carden
March 11 - April 17, 2016
Early in the Civil War, three escaped slaves arrive at a Union fort to seek sanctuary from Major General Butler. Despite the conflict between the states, law requires that the slaves be returned to their rightful owner. Seeking a solution that satisfies both ethics and duty, Butler embarks on a battle of words and wits, calling into question what is legal versus what is right in a captivating story based on actual events.
"It's part comedy, part historical drama and part biography, often all at once, and sometimes none of those. Yet the show is easy enough to review. Just call it splendid." - The New York Times
YOU ARE INVITED…
To: PARIS TIME (A Staged Reading)
Written by: STEVEN PETERSON
Directed by: RACHEL EDWARDS HARVITH
Where: Congregation Solel
1301 Clavey Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035
When: Sunday, April 12, 2015
Cheryl Ross Mitchell, Michael Joseph Mitchell, Mick Weber, Richard Marlatt, and
Paris Time by Steven Peterson
American expatriates in Paris live the dream life, until it's 2002 and synagogues burn once again. A Jewish wife and her Gentile husband learn to restore a family they had lost. (Winner of the 2012 Dorothy Silver Playwriting Competition)
Tickets are $10 and can be bought at the door or in advance via Brown Paper Tickets
Something Marvelous seeks to engage the Chicago community in exploring the genre of magical realism. We curate a series of staged readings involving local theatre companies, introduce new work to the community, lead discussion in blog format, and put up a full production each summer to spark a dialogue about the possibilities for igniting the imagination through theatrical storytelling.
Popup Kid by MT Cozzola: Christine, a lonely, overstressed, single woman confronts Kid, a wild beast of destruction who seems to think she’s Christine’s daughter. As her life spirals out of control, and Kid’s demands become increasingly insistent, Christine must choose between her real work life and her imaginary relationship.
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Steppenwolf Brings the Heat
Posted Mar 16 2015 by Sean Douglass & Bec Willett in Chicago Playwrights, Featured
Playwright Steven Simoncic
In this post we speak with playwright Steven Simoncic about his play Heat Wave, and its current production by Cold Basement Dramatics as part of the Steppenwolf Garage Rep. Based on the non-fiction work by Eric Klinenberg, Heat Wave explores issues of class, race and survival through the stories of the Chicagoans who lived through the 1995 heat wave.
Simoncic is a prolific playwright whose plays have received international and national productions, readings and workshops at theatres including: The Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens Theatre, The Side Project, Pegasus Players, The Soho Theatre in London, The Beckett Theatre and Stageplays Theatre. His work has garnered many awards and honors, including a Pushcart Prize nomination, and the recent win of an Emmy.
Simoncic was selected as a semi-finalist for the 2013 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference, a finalist in the 37th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, and won the NAAA Playwriting Festival in London.
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Tickets to Heat Wave at Steppenwolf Garage
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