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8/23 3rd Annual UA Gala!

08/21/2016

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3rd Annual UA Gala

The Unknown Artists’
THIRD ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA

The Unknown Artists bring you our 3rd annual fundraising gala, featuring a silent auction, a refreshment hour (snacks and drinks), and cabaret performances, including a sneak peek of the shows in our upcoming season. Join us at the Dorie Theatre at the Complex on August 23rd, and help us continue our goal of making Unknown Artists known!

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23rd
Refreshment Hour & Silent Auction begin at 7:00pm
Cabaret Performance at 8:00pm

TICKETS
$20 Online, Cash at the Door
http://uagala.eventbrite.com/

Featuring performances by…

Lucas Alifano*
Meghan Allison*
My-Ishia Cason-Brown*
Cody Clark*
Emily Clark*
Christine Cronin*
Pamela Eberhardt
Juliette Gao
Oscar Gubelman*
Vincent Perez*
Tripp Pettigrew*
Andy Ramirez
Azo Safo*
Sunshine Marie Smith
Amanda Spinella
Whitney Tenney

With Gayle Bluemel on the Piano!

*Company Member, The Unknown Artists

After the Fall (Limited Engagement)

08/15/2016

The Unknown Artists Present:
AFTER THE FALL
by Arthur Miller

TICKETS AT http://uaafterthefall.eventbrite.com/

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Often called the most autobiographical of Arthur Miller’s plays, “After the Fall” probes deeply into the psyche of Quentin, a man who ruthlessly revisits his past to explain the catastrophe that is his life. His journey backward takes him through a troubled upbringing, the bitter death of his mother, and a series of failed relationships. One of these, an ill-fated marriage to the charming and beautiful Maggie, who went from operating a switchboard to become a self-destructive star – a singer everyone wanted a piece of. With tremendous psychological acuity and depth, and a brilliant, dreamlike structure, “After the Fall” draws on Miller’s own life – the story of a man striving to comprehend his feelings for his friends, family and the women he has loved.

WHEN:
August 19th – September 3rd
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT (6 Performances)

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

TICKETS:
$20 online, $25 at the door
http://uaafterthefall.eventbrite.com/

CAST:
QUENTIN – Andy Hirsch^
MAGGIE – Meghan Allison*
MOTHER – Christy Bell*
FATHER – John Ross Clark*^
HOLGA – Heather Lynn Smith, Whitney Tenney (8/27)
MICKEY – Jim McCaffree
LOU – Skip Pipo
FELICE – Kate Purnell*
ELSIE – Azo Safo*
DAN/ENSEMBLE – Brett Chapin
CARRIE/ENSEMBLE – Juliette Gao

CREATIVE TEAM:
DIRECTOR – John Ross Clark*^
PRODUCERS – Meghan Allison*, Emily Clark*
COSTUME DESIGN – Abbey K. Veffer
LIGHTING/MULTIMEDIA DESIGN – Martyn Tyler
SET DESIGN – Cody Clark*, John Ross Clark*^
MASTER CARPENTER – Dan Ames
CREW – Adam Aguilar
GRAPHIC DESIGN – Leslie Ranne

*Company Member, The Unknown Artists
^Appearing courtesy of the Actor’s Equity Association

7/26 The Shawshank Redemption

07/24/2016

This Tuesday, JULY 26th we will be reading the 1994 film, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, written and directed by Frank Darabont.

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THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont, and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Adapted from the Stephen King novella “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption,” the film tells the story of Andy Dufresne, a banker who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murder of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. During his time at the prison, he befriends a fellow inmate, Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, and finds himself protected by the guards after the warden begins using him in his money-laundering operation.

WHERE:
The Complex
**M.C. THEATRE FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY**
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood 90038

WHEN:
Tuesday, July 26th
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:
PAT LENTZ* – Red Redding
BRANT ROTNEM – Andy Dufresne
CHRISTINE CRONIN* – Brooks Hatlen/Tommy
AZO SAFO* – Capt. Hadley/all the other guards/Man #2
BRIAN SNYDER – Heywood/man #1/Man #3
JOHN ROSS CLARK* – Warden Norton/ all the other convicts
KATE PURNELL* – Bogs/D.A./Manager/Chaplain/ Fat-Ass
KASHUNA PERFECTED – Judge/Blatch/Doctor/Tower Guard/Teller/Parole Officer
JULIETTE GAO – Wife/Reporter/Beth/Projectionist/The batter

*Play Club West VIP

7/19 A Mighty Wind

07/16/2016

This TUESDAY, JULY 19th, we will be reading the 2003 film A MIGHTY WIND by Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy.

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A MIGHTY WIND is a 2003 American mockumentary comedy film about a folk music reunion concert in which three folk bands reunite for a television performance for the first time in decades. The film was directed, co-written and composed by Christopher Guest. The film is thought to reference the 2003 tribute concert to folk music producer Harold Leventhal that reunited several of the folk groups that Leventhal had managed. More broadly, the film is a parody of the American folk music revival of the early 1960s and its personalities. Guest co-stars and reunites many of his company of actors from “This Is Spinal Tap,” “Waiting for Guffman,” and “Best in Show” for this film.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, July 19th
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:
DAN AMES – Mark Shubb/Johnny/Deputy Mayor
CHRISTY BELL* – Jonathan Steinbloom/Leonard Crabbe/Newscaster
GAYLE BLUEMEL – David Kantor/Assistant/Matt
CODY CLARK* – Mitch Cohen/Tony/Wally Fenton
EMILY CLARK* – Alan Barrows/Jerald/Amber Cole
JOHN ROSS CLARK* – Jerry Palter/George Menschen/Martin Berg
CHRISTINE CRONIN* – Sean Halloran/Lawrence E. Turpin/Elliott Steinbloom
PAMELA EBERHARDT – Mickey Crabbe/Mike LaFontaine/Blues Musician
AZADUI SAFO* – Laurie Bohner/Naomi Steinbloom/Lars Olfen
SUNSHINE SMITH – Sissy Knox/Dr. Mildred Wickes/Announcer
BRIAN SNYDER – Terry Bohner/Steve Lang/TV Director

*Play Club West VIP

7/12 Little Red Motel & The Dreamcatcher (NEW WORKS SERIES)

07/10/2016

This TUESDAY, JULY 12th, we will be reading 2 short one acts, the latest in our NEW WORKS SERIES. The plays are LITTLE RED MOTEL by Nicholas Spinarskie, and THE DREAMCATCHER by Amelia Joslin.

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LITTLE RED MOTEL SYNOPSIS
In this One Act, man answers an unusual Craigslist ad placed by a housewife. When he arrives, the peculiar situation begins to unfold. 

THE DREAMCATCHER SYNOPSIS
In this One Act, a Dreamcatcher watches on as an Old Man deals with the death of his wife while his Grandson observes both he and the actions of the Dreamcatcher. Will he ever be able to get over the loss of his wife? 

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, July 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.

LITTLE RED MOTEL CAST:
HE – Lucas Alifano*
SHE – Charlene Ward

THE DREAMCATCHER CAST:
DREAMCATCHER – Azadui Safo
WIFE – Lisa Canning
OLD MAN – Lucas Alifano*
DAUGHTER – Kashuna Perfected
GRANDSON – Andres Ramirez

*Play Club West VIP

7/5 The Room

07/03/2016

This TUESDAY, JULY 5th we will be reading the cult classic film THE ROOM by Tommy Wiseau.

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Johnny is a San Franciscan man who seems to have it all: a high-paying job as a banker, a bunch of friends–one of them being Mark, to whom he’s the closest–and a beautiful fiancee named Lisa, whom he’s been engaged to for seven years. From the outset, Johnny’s got everything going for him…that is, until he faces the worst form of betrayal ever, and from then on everything begins to crumble. Often called the “Citizen Kane of Bad Films.”

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, July 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:
JOHNNY: Zachary Spound
MARK: Brant Rotnem
LISA/FLORIST/PATRON 1: Meghan Allison*
DENNY/PATRON 2: Andy Kenaraki*
CLAUDETTE/PETER/PATRON 3: Emily Clark*
MIKE/PATRON 4: Christine Cronin*
CHRIS R/MALE BARISTA/RANDOM DUDE: John Ross Clark*
SUSAN/STEVEN: Masha Dowell
MICHELLE/PATRON 5: Azadui Safo

*Play Club West VIP

6/28 The Secret Garden

06/25/2016

This TUESDAY, June 28th, we’ll be holding the next Musical Theater Symposium and reading THE SECRET GARDEN by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon.*

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*Please note, admission is FREE and audience members are encouraged to SING ALONG and participate!!

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved victorian classic, “The Secret Garden,” blossoms anew in this enchanting musical by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon. When young Mary Lennox loses her parents to a cholera outbreak in India, she is sent to live with her uncle, hermit Archibald Craven, who lives in an imposing, secluded manor on the British heath. When Mary discovers a hidden garden, locked shut and overgrown with vines, stubborn Mary is determined to revive the beauty that once was. Surrounded by spirits from the past, who both warn and welcome her, determined Mary begins to peel away the layers of sadness that cover the house and the garden, showing us the power that “one small girl” can have when she “wants things to grow.”

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 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:
MARY LENNOX – Sunshine Marie Smith
ARCHIBALD CRAVEN – Tripp Pettigrew*
LILY – Deanna Bakker
DR. NEVILLE CRAVEN – Brian Snyder
MARTHA/ROSE – Emily Clark*
FAKIR/DICKON – Andres Ramirez
BEN WEATHERSTAFF/CPT. ALBERT LENNOX/LT. WRIGHT/LT. SHAW – John Ross Clark*
MRS. WINTHROP/MRS. MEDLOCK – Teresa Waxer
COLIN CRAVEN – Meghan Allison*
ALICE/MRS. CLAIRE HOLMES/MRS. SHELLY – Charlene Ward

*Play Club West VIP

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