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2/20 A Delicate Balance – Staged Reading

02/15/2018

This Tuesday, February 20th, we will present a STAGED READING of the Pulitzer Prize winning play A DELICATE BALANCE by Edward Albee.

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**ADMISSION FOR OUR STAGED READINGS IS $5 (suggested donation). Cash/Check ONLY**

A DELICATE BALANCE is about a wealthy middle-aged couple Agnes and Tobias who live in an emotionally uncomfortable marriage. Agnes’s alcoholic sister, Claire lives with them. When longtime friends, Harry and Edna, arrive at their home, claiming to be escaping from a nameless “fear”, the delicate balance that Agnes strives to maintain begins to crumble.

WHERE:
The Complex, Dorie Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood 90038

WHEN:
Tuesday, February 20th
7:00pm

PARKING:
Please try to be on time by taking into account Rush Hour Traffic and Parking. There is metered parking in the area, and after 7:00pm, the meters are FREE. Parking is usually more available North of Santa Monica, on surrounding streets like Wilcox and Lexington.

ADMISSION:
*There is a suggested donation ticket price of $5 for our Staged Readings. Cash/Check ONLY at the door.
*There will also be WINE to purchase for a suggested donation.

CAST:
Agnes – Melissa Brandzel
Tobias – Stephan Early*
Claire – Lisa Canning
Julia – Juliette Gao
Harry – David August*
Edna – Emily Donn*

*Play Club West VIP

Directed by Azo Safo*

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1/30 Sylvia

01/28/2018

This Tuesday, January 30th, we will be reading the play, SYLVIA by A.R. Gurney

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Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after 2 years of child raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career as a public school English teacher is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park – or that has found him – bearing only the name SYLVIA on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from frustrations of his job and middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn’t understand the relationship between dog and man. The marriage is jeopardized with a series of complications.

WHERE:
The Complex, Dorie Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood 90038

WHEN:
Tuesday, January 30th
7:00pm

PARKING:
Please try to be on time by taking into account Rush Hour Traffic and Parking. There is metered parking in the area, and after 7:00pm, the meters are FREE. Parking is usually more available North of Santa Monica, on surrounding streets like Wilcox and Lexington.

ADMISSION:
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.

CAST:
SYLVIA – Leslie White
GREG – Jim McCaffree
KATE – Emily Donn*
TOM – Connor Pratt*
LESLIE – Azo Safo*
PHYLLIS – Cartrell Daniels

*Play Club West VIP

1/9 The Princess Bride

01/07/2018

This Tuesday, January 9th, we kick off 2018 with a reading of one of our favorite movies, THE PRINCESS BRIDE by William Goldman, directed by Rob Reiner.

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THE PRINCESS BRIDE is a 1987 American romantic-fantasy-adventure-comedy film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. Adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name, it tells the story of a farmhand named Westley, accompanied by befriended companions along the way, who must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the odious Prince Humperdinck. The story is presented in the film as a book being read by a grandfather to his sick grandson, thus effectively preserving the novel’s narrative style.

WHERE:
The Complex, Dorie Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood 90038

WHEN:
Tuesday, January 9th
7:00pm

PARKING:
Please try to be on time by taking into account Rush Hour Traffic and Parking. There is metered parking in the area, and after 7:00pm, the meters are FREE. Parking is usually more available North of Santa Monica, on surrounding streets like Wilcox and Lexington.

ADMISSION:
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.

CAST:
WESTLEY – Cody Clark*
BUTTERCUP – Megan Barker
INIGO MONTOYA – Christy Bell*
FEZZIK – Emily Clark*
VIZZINI – Jim McCaffree
PRINCE HUMPERDINCK – Connor Pratt
COUNT RUGEN – Emily Donn*
GRANDFATHER – Pamela Eberhardt*
GRANDSON/ASSISTANT BRUTE – Em Harriss
ALBINO/IMPRESSIVE CLERGYMAN – Lucas Alifano*
MIRACLE MAX/QUEEN – Teresa Waxer*
VALERIE/KING – Beth Ann Sweezer
ANCIENT BOOER/MOTHER – Azo Safo*
YELLIN/STAGE DIRECTIONS – Meghan Allison*

*Play Club West VIP

12/19 7th Annual Play Club Festivus

12/17/2017

The Unknown Artists Present…
PLAY CLUB FESTIVUS

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For the 7th year in a row, it’s time for the Unknown Artists to bring you an LA Snow Day, full of slightly off-kilter holiday cheer! Join us on December 19th for our annual holiday cabaret, complete with refreshments, drinks, and some amazing performances to get you in the Festivus (for the rest of us) Spirit.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19th
Doors Open at 7:30pm
Showtime 8:00pm

Dorie Theatre at the Complex
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90038

Tickets http://uafestivusshow.eventbrite.com/

STARRING:
Lucas Alifano
Meghan Allison
Jeff Scot Carey
Cody Clark
Emily Clark
Emily Donn
Paige Elwell
Pamela Quinn Eberhardt
Em Harriss
Tripp Pettigrew
Vincent Perez

With Special Guest Travis James Riner,
Featuring Graham Jackson on the piano

12/12 National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

12/12/2017

TONIGHT, Tuesday, December 12th, we will be reading the holiday classic, NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION by John Hughes.

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The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster… “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” is a 1989 American Christmas comedy film, and the third installment in National Lampoon’s Vacation film series. It was written by John Hughes, based on his short story in National Lampoon magazine, “Christmas ’59”.

WHERE:
The Complex, Dorie Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood 90038

WHEN:
Tuesday, December 12th
7:00pm

PARKING:
Please try to be on time by taking into account Rush Hour Traffic and Parking. There is metered parking in the area, and after 7:00pm, the meters are FREE. Parking is usually more available North of Santa Monica, on surrounding streets like Wilcox and Lexington.

ADMISSION:
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.

CAST:
JIM MCCAFFREE – Clark
JULIA GRISWOLD – Ellen
MELISSA STRONG – Audrey, Mary
EMILY CLARK* – Rusty, Woman, Officer/Cop
STEPHAN EARLY* – Cousin Eddie, Todd Chester, Art
MEGHAN ALLISON* – Man, Margo Chester, Ruby Sue, Aunt Bethany
MY-ISHIA CASON-BROWN* – Bill, Nora, Uncle Lewis, Helen
TERESA WAXER* – Frank, Francis, Delivery Boy
DEBRA JEAN SMITH – Clark Sr., Catherine, Rocky

*Play Club West VIP

11/28 Annie

11/27/2017

This Tuesday, November 28th, we present another Play Club West Musical Symposium: ANNIE by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin, and Thomas Meehan.

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ANNIE is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and book by Thomas Meehan. In the depths of the 1930’s, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks.

WHERE:
The Complex, Dorie Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood 90038

WHEN:
Tuesday, November 28th
7:00pm

PARKING:
Please try to be on time by taking into account Rush Hour Traffic and Parking. There is metered parking in the area, and after 7:00pm, the meters are FREE. Parking is usually more available North of Santa Monica, on surrounding streets like Wilcox and Lexington.

ADMISSION:
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be WINE to purchase for a suggested donation.

CAST:
STEPHAN EARLY* – Oliver Warbucks, Fred McCracken, Annette, Bundles McCloskey
MEGHAN ALLISON* – Annie, Lily St. Regis
EMILY CLARK* – Miss Hannigan, Sophie, A Star to Be, Bonnie Boylan, Henry Morganthau
CHRISTY BELL* – Grace Farrell, July, Justice Louis Brandeis
KRISTYN EVELYN – Tessie, Harold Ickes, Mrs. Greer, Ronnie Boylan
TERESA WAXER* – Molly, Louis Howe, Mrs. Pugh
ALISON PERRY – Pepper, Cordell Hull, Cecile, Connie Boylan
ASHLEY ESKEW – Duffy, Frances Perkins, Drake
TRIPP PETTIGREW* – Kate, Rooster Hannigan, Bert Healy, Franklin D Roosevelt, Lt. Ward, Jimmy Johnson

*Play Club West VIP

10/17 Poltergeist

10/16/2017

This Tuesday, OCTOBER 17th we will be continuing Halloween Month with a reading of the classic film POLTERGEIST written and directed by Steven Spielberg.

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POLTERGEIST centers around the Freeling family, Steve, Diane, teenage daughter Dana, eight-year-old Robbie, and five-year-old Carol Ann, who reside in the sleepy suburban town of Cuesta Verde Estates. Strange unexplainable events occur around the house when one night Carol Ann is summoned to the TV set. A sudden burst of green light is purged from the TV set onto the bedroom wall, causing the room to shake violently, prompting the now famous line, “They’re he-e-ere!” The Freeling family soon learns that the visiting spirits are not all friendly as initially thought. When Carol Ann goes missing they turn to a parapsychologist and an exorcist for help.

WHERE:
The Complex, Dorie Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood 90038

WHEN:
Tuesday, October 17th
7:00pm

PARKING:
Please try to be on time by taking into account Rush Hour Traffic and Parking. There is metered parking in the area, and after 7:00pm, the meters are FREE. Parking is usually more available North of Santa Monica, on surrounding streets like Wilcox and Lexington.

ADMISSION:
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.

CAST:
CARTRELL DANIELS – Shaw, Pugsley, Robbie
DAVID AUGUST* – Steven
DEBRA JEAN SMITH – Tak
ABBEY VEFFER – Carol Ann
TERESA WAXER* – Woman Buyer, Stage Directions
CHRISTY BELL* – Mr. Teague, Tangina
ANNA BOWEN* – Dana, Farrow
JOSEPH P. GAMBLE – Arnie, Tuthill, husband, Ryan
EMILY DONN* – Dr. Lesh
AZO SAFO* – Diane, Stage Directions

*Play Club West VIP