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Festival of Unknown Artists (Sept 22-23)

09/13/2017

Tickets at http://festivalua.eventbrite.com/

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The Unknown Artists are bringing nine of our favorite short plays from Play Club West’s New Works Series to the stage for only 2 performances this September 22nd and 23rd! The Festival of Unknown Artists is a celebration of new and creative work from a group of fabulous playwrights, actors, and directors!

 

THE FESTIVAL OF UNKNOWN ARTISTS
Friday, September 22nd
Saturday, September 23rd
Both at 8:00pm

RUBY THEATRE AT THE COMPLEX
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90038

TICKETS $15 at http://festivalua.eventbrite.com

 

THE PLAYS:
SAINTED SUFFERING NUNS
Written by Mary Benedict
Directed by Stephan Early

BOTTOM NINE
Written and Directed by Jeff Scot Carey

TWO GIRLS
Written and Directed by Allie Costa

LADIES NIGHT
Written by Pamela Quinn Eberhardt
Directed by Lucas Alifano

CHECK FATE
Written by Jennifer Kristin Hugus
Directed by Lucas Alifano

PHONE FRIEND
Written by Jonathan Josephson
Directed by Christy Bell

FAMILY ABANDONED
Written by Thomas J. Misuraca
Directed by David August

FIGMENT WITH A CAPITAL F
Written by Kris Thompson
Directed by Meghan Allison

WICKED/LOYAL
Written by Jim Vejvoda
Directed by David August

 

STARRING:
Meghan Allison*
Christy Bell*
My-Ishia Cason-Brown*
Cartrell Daniels
Paige Elwell
Pat Lentz*
Jim McCaffree
Vincent Perez*
Jerome St Jerome
Melissa Strong
Abbey Veffer
Charlene Ward

*Company Member, The Unknown Aritsts

 

PRODUCTION TEAM
PRODUCERS – Meghan Allison, Emily Clark, Christy Bell
STAGE MANAGER/LIGHTING DESIGN – Adam Aguilar
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Emily Clark

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9/5 The Seagull

09/04/2017

This Tuesday, September 5th, we will be reading THE SEAGULL by Anton Chekhov.

The Seagull

THE SEAGULL was first performed in 1896. It explores the relationship between four main characters through the context of theater and literature as well as a discussion of true art versus the appearance of art through conformity. The seagull is used as a symbol with changing meaning throughout the play, symbolizing both freedom and destruction.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, September 5th
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:
CONSTANTINE TREPLEV – Lucas Alifano*
IRINA ARKADIN – Meghan Allison*
SIMON MEDVEDENKO – Cartrell Daniels
POLINA – Emily Donn
PETER SORIN – Stephan Early*
EUGENE DORN – Max Herzfeld
MASHA – Nicki Heskin
BORIS TRIGORIN – Tripp Pettigrew*
ILYA SHAMRAYEV – Connor Pratt
NINA ZARECHNY – Jaime Soria
STAGE DIRECTIONS/JACOB – Teresa Waxer

*Play Club West VIP

8/29 New Works Night – One Acts

08/29/2017

New Works Month concludes TONIGHT, Tuesday August 29th, with readings of 2 original one act plays: THE ADVENTURES OF HAMILMAN WALKER AND FRIENDS by Emily Donn, and SOME PEOPLE’S CHILDREN by Harvey Landa.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, August 29th
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.

THE PLAYS:
THE ADVENTURES OF HAMILMAN WALKER AND FRIENDS:
A film set is disrupted by zombies from outer space.

CAST:
JEFF MILSTAR/HAMILMAN WALKER: Jeff Scot Carey*
MAXINE/KRYSTA: Christy Bell*
CHRIS/MATT: Lucas Alifano*
CLAUDIA: Teresa Waxer
ASHLEE: Meghan Allison*
RYAN DEES: David August
GENERAL TATLIA, ALIEN ZOMBIE: Azo Safo*
FEMALE ENSEMBLE: Debra Jean Smith
MALE ENSEMBLE: John Cooper

SOME PEOPLE’S CHILDREN:
Screwball, madcap comedy farce, a la Noel Coward.  

CAST:
MARIANNE: Meghan Allison*
TEDDY: John Cooper
SAM: Cartrell Daniels
ISADORE: Stephan Early*
CASSIE: Melissa Strong
SYLVIA: Debra Jean Smith

*Play Club West VIP

8/15 New Works Night – Passion

08/13/2017

New Works Month continues Tuesday, August 15th with readings of original, 10 minute plays all about PASSION.

PCW New Works

Featuring new plays by Mark Bowen, Jeff Scot Carey, Rufus Drawlings, Jonathan Josephson, Elisa Manzini, Stephen Olson, Jim Vejvoda, and Theo White

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, August 15th
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.

THE PLAYS:
RATIONS
by Mark Bowen
In May of 1944 a store owner deals with ration coupons with 2 sailors.
MR. LOWENSTEIN – Jim McCaffree
BILLY – Megan Barker
JACK – David August
EDDIE – Tory N. Thompson

BOTTOM NINE
by Jeff Scot Carey*
Two old friends wax philosophic during the ninth inning.
ROONEY – Jerome St. Jerome
SAL – Christy Bell*

TISSUE DONKEY
by Rufus Drawlings
A wrestler and a very frail woman meet on a ferry and manage to find ways to help one another.
ETHEL – Emily Donn
ROSCOE – David August

PHONE FRIEND
by Jonathan Josephson
A newly widowed man dials a wrong number.
TRACY – Meghan Allison*
HENRY – Tory N. Thompson

SEX AND CHOCOLATE
by Elisa Manzini
A man and woman, looking for some sparkle, meet for dinner.
MARK – Jim McCaffree
MARY – Emily Donn

THE TABLE TURNS
by Stephen Olson
A man’s wife leaves him and his neighbor comes over to try and figure out what happened.
SAM – David August
DELILAH – Meghan Allison*

WICKED/LOYAL
by Jim Vejvoda
This story is inspired by Catherine “Cathy” Greig, the longtime girlfriend of Boston crime boss-turned-FBI Top 10 Most Wanted fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger.
CYNTHIA “CINDY” GLENN
@ 24 yrs old – Megan Barker
@ 44 yrs old – Masha Dowell
@ 64 yrs old – Teresa Waxer

THE REST OF OUR LIVES
by Theo White
Customers at a diner discuss the rest of their lives.
RUTHIE – Teresa Waxer
SAM – Jerome St Jerome
BONNIE HARRISON – Debra Jean Smith
CAROLYN – Masha Dowell
DAVE – Tory N. Thompson

*Play Club West VIP

8/8 New Works Night – Girl Stuff

08/08/2017

New Works Month continues TONIGHT, Tuesday, August 8th with readings of original, 10 minute plays all about GIRL STUFF.

PCW New Works

Featuring new plays by Ben Atkinson, Riad Avdic, Jeff Scot Carey, Allie Costa, Pamela Eberhardt, Robert O’Connell, Dillon Rouse, and Kris Thompson.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, August 8th
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.

THE PLAYS:
COMFORTABLY NUMB
by Ben Atkinson
Self-estranged daughter Liz visits her dying mother Agnes in the hospital and both are transformed by her final revelation.
LIZ – Emily Donn
AGNES – Teresa Waxer

THIS LIFE OF OURS
by Riad Avdic
A psychologist has an appointment with a free spirited young woman.
JERRY – David August
MIA – Anna Bowen*

OUTREACH
by Jeff Scot Carey*
Maria and Yaux find Chandler, Maria’s sister, in Pod 27 of the Historical Archives Chamber.
MARIA – Emily Clark*
CHANDLER – Christy Bell*
YAUX – David August

TWO GIRLS
by Allie Costa*
Two women reflect on sexual assault.
GIRL 1 – Anna Bowen*
GIRL 2 – Abbey Veffer

LADIES NIGHT
by Pamela Eberhardt*
A woman goes into a bar, discovers it’s ladies night at a gay bar and gets to know the bartender.
JEANIE – Meghan Allison*
BARTENDER – Azo Safo*

RIDE ALONG
by Robert O’Connell
A new paramedic gets an unexpected ride along with two veteran EMTs.
RAFFY – Jeff Scot Carey*
MELVIN – Sam Coffman*
ALEX – Azo Safo*

THIRD WHEEL MEETS FIRST WHEEL
by Dillon Rouse
An awkward night of important learning experiences for 4 young people.
PAUL – Sam Coffman*
CAROL – Emily Clark*
ERIC – David August
NIKKI – Meghan Allison*

FIGMENT WITH A CAPITAL F
by Kris Thompson
A woman struggles with telling her mother about her lifestyle and finds assistance from an unexpected source.
JESSIE – Emily Donn
KELLY – Abbey Veffer

*Play Club West VIP

8/1 New Works Night – Around the Table

08/01/2017

We are kicking off New Works Month TONIGHT, Tuesday, August 1st with readings of original, 10 minute plays set AROUND THE TABLE.

PCW New Works

Featuring new plays by Mary Benedict, Jeff Scot Carey, Allie Costa, Pamela Quinn Eberhardt, Jennifer Kristin Hugus, Wayne Paul Mattingly, Thomas J. Misuraca, and Justin Pickering

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, August 1st
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.

THE PLAYS:
SAINTED SUFFERING NUNS
by Mary Benedict
Dining room in a castle in Yorkshire. Time: The late fifteenth century.
RICHARD – David August
ANNE – Emily Clark*
DOWAGER – Debba Rofheart
EDWARD – Lucas Alifano*

WANDERERS
by Jeff Scot Carey*
A bar like any other. Maria meets Yaux.
MARIA – Emily Clark*
YAUX – David August

TOFURKEY DAY
by Allie Costa*
Moira’s childhood home. Thanksgiving. Present day.
MOIRA – Meghan Allison*
ANGIE – Emily Donn
SANDY – Charlene Ward
DUKE – Jerome St. Jerome
LUCINDA – Debba Rofheart

THE DONNERS
by Pamela Quinn Eberhardt*
The estranged Donners eat dinner with the eldest’s new girlfriend.
JANE – Christy Bell*
NICK – Jeff Scot Carey*
NED – David August
ALLY – Emily Clark*
FAYE – Emily Donn

CHECK FATE
by Jennifer Kristin Hugus
A couple dining in an upscale restaurant learns there is an issue with their check.
MARY – Charlene Ward
JOHN – Stephan Early*
WAITER – Jeff Scot Carey*

BABY GAY
By Wayne Paul Mattingly
Four young mothers meet in NYC’s Central Park with their outspoken new babies—and then they begin to compare virtues!
ABBY – Melissa Strong
ELECTRA – Emily Donn
GENDRA – Debba Rofheart
TAWNY – Teresa Waxer

FAMILY ABANDONED
by Thomas J. Misuraca
A kitchen. The family are seated at the table. They appear unhappy and somewhat lifeless. As if they’ve been waiting for somebody for a long time.
MOTHER – Christy Bell*
DAUGHTER – Meghan Allison*
SON – Lucas Alifano*
FATHER – Jerome St. Jerome

THE SECRET LIFE OF BABIES
by Justin Pickering
This play is set inside a nursery at a poker table. The babies play cards while they enjoy some snacks. The scene is a hospital nursery.
MIKE – Lucas Alifano*
BOBBY – Jeff Scot Carey*
SHANDRA – Melissa Strong
LISA – Meghan Allison*
MARY – Teresa Waxer
PHIL – Jerome St. Jerome
DON – Stephan Early*

*Play Club West VIP

7/18 High School Musical

07/14/2017

SCREENPLAY MONTH at Play Club West continues this Tuesday, JULY 18th with a reading of the 2006 wildly successful Disney Channel movie, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL.

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HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL is a 2006 American teen/romantic comedy musical television film, directed by Kenny Ortega. It’s the story of two high school sophomores from rival cliques – Troy Bolton (Zac Efron), captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens), a shy transfer student who excels in mathematics and science. Together, they try out for the lead parts in their high school musical, and as a result, divide the school. Despite other students’ attempts to thwart their dreams, Troy and Gabriella resist peer pressure and rivalry, inspiring others along the way not to “stick to the status quo”. High school diva Sharpay Evans (Ashley Tisdale) will do anything to sabotage the friendship between Troy and Gabriella and also get a lead in the school musical, assisted by her twin brother Ryan (Lucas Grabeel).

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, July 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:
TROY BOLTON – Lucas Alifano*
GABRIELLA MONTEZ – Pamela Eberhardt*
SHARPAY EVANS – Emily Clark*
RYAN EVANS – Cody Clark*
CHAD DANFORTH/WEIRD KID #2 – Andy Ramirez
TAYLOR MCKESSIE/FIRST SINGER – Azo Safo*
COACH JACK BOLTON/SKATERDUDE #1 – Tripp Pettigrew*
MS. DARBUS/SKATERDUDE #2 – Meghan Allison*
KELSI NIELSEN/PARTYGOER/CHEM TEACHER/REFEREE – Em Harriss
ZEKE BAYLOR/HOST/WEIRD KID #1/LEAGUE MAN – Ryan Harriss
MARTHA COX/MRS. MONTEZ/CYNDRA/DECATHLON ANNOUNCER – Emily Donn
MRS. BOLTON/TEAMMATE/THIRD SINGER/LIBRARIAN/NERD – Teresa Waxer
JASON/PRINCIPAL MATSUI/ALAN/STUDENT/ANNOUNCER – Sam Coffman*

*Play Club West VIP