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5/2 Moon Over Buffalo

04/29/2017

This Tuesday, MAY 2nd, we will be reading MOON OVER BUFFALO by Ken Ludwig.

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In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend me a Tenor and Noises Off, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950’s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with 5 actors.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 2nd
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:
GEORGE – John Ross Clark*
CHARLOTTE – Pamela Eberhardt*
ROSALIND – Christy Bell*
ETHEL – Teresa Waxer
PAUL – Josh Calvin
HOWARD – Max Herzfeld
RICHARD – Steve Early*
EILEEN – Kate Purnell*
STAGE DIRECTIONS – Azo Safo*

*Play Club West VIP

4/18 Postcards from the Edge

04/17/2017

This Tuesday, APRIL 18th, we will be reading the screenplay POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE by Carrie Fisher.

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Based on Carrie Fisher’s 1987 semi-autobiographical novel, “Postcards from the Edge” is a comedy-drama film about a once-promising actress Suzanne Vale (Meryl Streep) whose career has been derailed by drug addiction. After a stint in rehab, she is forced to live with her larger-than-life movie star mother, Doris Mann (Shirley MacLaine), in order to continue acting. Each scene is a battle between mother and daughter who drive each other crazy but ultimately love one another.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 18th
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:
CHRISTY BELL* – Suzanne Vale, Mary Jennings (Marianne DuBois)
PAT LENTZ* – Doris Mann, cameraman, Allen, Dottie
EMILY CLARK* – Julie, Miss Varlane, Simon, Assistant Director, Television (VO), Bart, Sylvia Richter, Admitting Nurse
JOHN ROSS CLARK* – Jim, Suzanne’s grandfather, Tony, Letterman, Mark, Robert Munch, Officer
JOSEPH P. GAMBLE – Rob Sonnenfeld, Ted, Mark, Senior Officer (Raoul), Jack Burroughs, Doctor, Jesse
EMILY DONN – Suzanne’s grandmother, George Lazan, Lowell, Miss Peterson, Soundman, Nurse A, Aretha
MASHA DOWELL – Carol, Airline Employee, Joe Pierce, Dottie, Evelyn Ames, Nurse B, Girl on screen, Gary, Wardrobe Mistress
AZO SAFO* – Official, makeup, attendant, Nurse, Girl, Carl, Sam, Sid, Joe, Woman, Mary, Neil, Elliot

*Play Club West VIP

4/11 An Ideal Husband

04/09/2017

This Tuesday, APRIL 11th, we will be reading AN IDEAL HUSBAND by Oscar Wilde.

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“An Ideal Husband” is an 1895 comedic stage play by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honour. The action is set in London, in “the present”, and takes place over the course of twenty-four hours. The plot revolves around the lives of two men, successful political figure Sir Robert Chiltern and his friend the uninspired but utterly charming Lord Arthur Goring. Chiltern’s life is perfect thanks to the help of his loving and brilliant wife Gertrude and the support of his quick witted sister Mabel. Goring’s life is one of lounging, flirting with Mabel, and avoiding his father’s instance that he should marry. The world of these men is turned upside down by the arrival of old acquaintance, Mrs. Laura Cheveley, who has come with blackmail in mind…

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 11th
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:
SIR ROBERT CHILTERN – David August
LADY CHILTERN – Olivia Schlueter-Corey
LORD GORING – Connor Pratt
MISS MABEL CHILTERN – Emily Clark*
MRS. CHEVELEY – Emily Donn
LORD CAVERSHAM – John Ross Clark*
LADY BASILDON/JAMES – Meghan Allison*
MRS. MARCHMONT/STAGE DIRECTIONS – Kate Purnell*
MR. MONTFORD/PHIPPS/VICOMTE DE NANJAC – Cartrell Daniels
LADY MARKBY/MASON – Juliette Gao

*Play Club West VIP

4/4 Cancer Girl (New Works Series)

04/01/2017

Next Tuesday, APRIL 4th we will be reading CANCER GIRL by Hannah Doty, part of our New Works Series.

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CANCER GIRL is a dark comedy about a frustrated writer who exploits the fact that she had cancer in order to get a book deal.

Hope Greyson is a writer striving to do everything right, except nothing seems to be paying off. When a publisher suggests to her that her only path to success involves concentrating on the fact that she had cancer, a fed-up Hope decides to give it a shot. As Hope gains more and more fans and followers on her blog, she becomes consumed with the perks of being the fictional superhero persona she created: Cancer Girl.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 4th
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:
HOPE – Christine Cronin*
VIC – Lucas Alifano*
JANE – Pat Lentz*
FRIDA/GEORGIANNA – Christy Bell*
BONNIE – Meghan Allison*
EVA/SHARON GARFIELD – Emily Clark*
BARNEY – John Ross Clark*
ZOE – Azo Safo*
GRANT – Connor Pratt
KALE/KYLE – Sam Walt Jones
SALLY/NURSE #1 – Kate Purnell*
DREW/ROD – Joseph P. Gamble
SINGING TELEGRAM/BEN – Vincent Perez*
JEN/NURSE #1 – Teresa Waxer
TAYLOR/CHRISTINE’S MOM – My-Ishia Cason-Brown*
JASMINE/CHRISTINE/ASSISTANT – Devin Whitten
CRAIG/ANCHOR/ANNOUNCER – Cartrell Daniels
SARAH/CHLOE/RUDE TEEN – Chantal Nugent
ZOE’S DAD/MAN/CUSTOMER – Stephan Early*

*Play Club West VIP

3/28 Once Upon a Mattress

03/26/2017

This Tuesday, MARCH 28th, we will be continuing our bi-monthly Musical Symposium, and wrapping up Women Playwrights Month with a reading of ONCE UPON A MATTRESS.

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ONCE UPON A MATTRESS is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea.” It also marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV personality Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. 

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 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:
*There is a suggested donation ticket price of $5 for our Musical Symposiums. Cash/Check ONLY at the door.
*There will also be WINE to purchase for a suggested donation..

CAST:
MINSTREL – Andy Ramirez
WIZARD – John Ross Clark*
LADY LARKEN – Paige Elwell
QUEEN AGGRAVAIN – Pamela Eberhardt*
PRINCE DAUNTLESS – Jeff Scot Carey*
KING SEXTIMUS THE SILENT – Lucas Alifano*
JESTER – Cody Clark*
SIR HARRY – Tripp Pettigrew*
PRINCESS WINNIFRED – Emily Clark*
LADY ROWENA/PRINCESS NO. 12/LADY BEATRICE/LUCE’S LADY – Kate Purnell*
LADY MERILL/LADY H/KNIGHT #3/SIR LUCE – My-Ishia Cason-Brown*
LADY LUCILLE/KNIGHT #2/LADY MABELLE/LADY – Abbey Veffer
SIR STUDLEY/KNIGHT #1/SIR HAROLD/NIGHTINGALE – Ryan Harriss

*Play Club West VIP

3/14 Loose Knit

03/11/2017

This Tuesday, MARCH 14th, Women Playwrights Month continues with a reading of the play LOOSE KNIT, by Theresa Rebeck.

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Once a week in the heart of New York City five women gather to knit. As the sweaters pile up, their lives fall apart. Liz is having an affair with her sister’s husband, Gina’s lost her job, Paula is having an identity crisis, and Margie just wants a date. Into their lives steps Miles, a cool businessman who made his first million before he was thirty and is now looking for a wife. On a series of hilarious blind dates in a sushi restaurant, Miles and the women go head to head in an attempt to define what it is men and women want these days. 

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 14th
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:
LIZ – Emily Clark*
LILY – Christy Bell*
PAULA – Kashuna Perfected
GINA – Meghan Allison*
MARGIE – Pamela Eberhardt*
BOB – Ryan Harriss
MILES – Connor Pratt
STAGE DIRECTIONS – John Ross Clark*

*Play Club West VIP

3/7 Mean Girls

03/06/2017

This Tuesday, MARCH 7th, we kick off Women Playwrights Month with a reading of the 2004 cult hit teen comedy, MEAN GIRLS, by Tina Fey.

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Raised in the African bush country by her zoologist parents, Cady Heron thinks she knows all about the “survival of the fittest”. But the law of the jungle takes on a whole new meaning when the home-schooled 16-year old enters public high school for the first time. Trying to find her place between jocks, mathletes, and other subcultures, Cady crosses paths with the meanest species of all – the Queen Bee, aka the cool and calculating Regina George, leader of the school’s most fashionable clique, the Plastics.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 7th
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:
HANNAH DOTY* – Cady Heron
LESLIE WHITE – Regina George
VINCENT PEREZ* – Gretchen Wieners, Skater Girl #1
ASHLEY GRACE – Karen Smith, Sun Jin Dinh
CHRISTINE CRONIN* – Janis Ian, Jock Girl, Athlete Moderator
ABBEY VEFFER – Damian, Kylie, Taylor, Dawn Schweitzer, Caroline Kraft
EMILY CLARK* – Ms. Norbury, Mrs. George, Giselle Sgro, Trang Pak
CARTRELL DANIELS – Mr. Duvall, Homeschooled Boy #1, Dude, Tim Pak
KATE PURNELL* – Aaron Samuels, Homeschool Boy #2, Lea Edwards, Salesperson, Crying Girl, Marymount Captain
MASHA DOWELL – Spelling Girl, Michigan Girl, Chemistry Teacher, Amber D’Allesio
TERESA WAXER – Cady’s Mom, German Teacher, Bethany Byrd, Taylor’s Mom, Joan the Secretary
EMILY DONN – Homeschool Boy #3, Kristen, History Teacher, Jessica Lopez, Short Girl, Shane Oman, Skater Girl #2
JOHN ROSS CLARK* – Mr. George, Cady’s Dad, Coach Carr, English Teacher, Kristen’s Boyfriend
JOSEPH P. GAMBLE – Kevin Gnapoor, Jason, Music Teacher, Emma Gerber, Huge Guy

*Play Club West VIP