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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

7/11 My Best Friend’s Wedding

07/08/2017

July is SCREENPLAY MONTH at Play Club West! Join us on Tuesday, JULY 11th for a reading of the 1997 romantic comedy, MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING by Ronald Bass.

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MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING is the story of Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts), a 27-year-old New York City restaurant critic, who receives a call from her longtime friend Michael O’Neal (Dermot Mulroney). In college, the two made an agreement that if neither of them were married by the time they turned 28, they would marry each other. Three weeks before her 28th birthday, Michael tells her that in four days, he will marry Kimmy Wallace (Cameron Diaz), a 20-year-old University of Chicago student from a wealthy family. Julianne realizes that she is in love with Michael, and heads to Chicago, intent on sabotaging his wedding…

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, July 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:
JULIANNE POTTER – Pamela Eberhardt*
MICHAEL O’NEAL – Jeff Scot Carey*
KIMBERLY WALLACE – Emily Clark*
GEORGE DOWNES/SCOTTY – David August
SAMANTHA NEWHOUSE/SEAMSTRESS/ANGRY WOMAN – Azo Safo*
AMANDA NEWHOUSE/DRUNK GIRL/ANGRIER WOMAN – Meghan Allison*
WALTER WALLACE/CHEF/OLD WOMAN – John Ross Clark*
ISABELLE WALLACE/KARAOKE WAITRESS/STAGE DIRECTIONS – Christy Bell*
JOE O’NEAL/BELLMAN/OPERATOR – Stephan Early*

*Play Club West VIP

6/20 LGBTV Sitcom Night

06/17/2017

This Tuesday, June 20th, we are continuing Pride Month with LGBTV Sitcom Night, featuring readings of episodes from WILL & GRACE, MODERN FAMILY, and ELLEN.

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WILL & GRACE (Season 6, Episode 2): Last Ex to Brooklyn
When Leo invites his hip and trendy ex-girlfriend to a friendly dinner party, Grace turns to Will, Jack, and Karen to round out the guest list and keep the night running smoothly. However, when Leo’s ex turns out to be the only girl Will ever slept with, Grace’s jealousy gets the better of her.

MODERN FAMILY (Season 1, Episode 2): The Bicycle Thief
After buying a new bike for his son, Phil ends up lying when it gets stolen. Jay tries bonding with Manny. Cam and Mitchell begin daycare classes for Lily.

ELLEN (Season 4, Episode 22): The Puppy Episode (Part 1)
Ellen senses a kindred spirit in herself when she meets and openly gay woman, named Susan, through Richard, an old friend of hers, who enlightens Ellen to her own sexual identity. Confused by this startling self-discovery, Ellen seeks the guidance of yet another therapist and braces herself for yet another moment of truth in her life.

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

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

WILL & GRACE CAST:
WILL TRUMAN – Andy Kenareki*
GRACE ADLER – Pamela Eberhardt*
KAREN WALKER – Emily Clark*
JACK MCFARLAND – Vincent Perez*
DIANE – Meghan Allison*
LEO MARKUS – Andy Ramirez
STAGE DIRECTIONS – Emily Donn

MODERN FAMILY CAST:
JAY PRITCHETT – John Ross Clark*
GLORIA PRITCHETT – Andy Kenareki*
PHIL DUNPHY – Pamela Eberhardt*
CLAIRE DUNPHY – Jaime Soria
MITCHELL PRITCHETT – Max Herzfeld
CAMERON TUCKER – Andy Ramirez
LUKE DUNPHY – David August
MANNY DELGADO – Vincent Perez*
DESIREE – Christy Bell*
DANIELLE – Emily Donn
BIKE SALESMAN/SCOTT – Sam Coffman*
HELEN/KID’S VOICE – Meghan Allison*
ANTON/STAGE DIRECTIONS – Emily Clark*

ELLEN CAST BREAKDOWN:
ELLEN MORGAN – Meghan Allison*
PAIGE CLARK – Emily Clark*
JOE FARRELL – David August
AUDREY PENNEY – Emily Donn
SPENCE – Sam Coffman*
SUSAN – Christy Bell*
RICHARD – Max Herzfeld
THERAPIST – Jaime Soria
WAITER/STAGE DIRECTIONS – John Ross Clark*

*Play Club West VIP

6/13 Play Club Cabaret: Queer Pride Show!

06/08/2017

It’s time to celebrate Pride Month at Play Club Cabaret!!

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TICKETS AVAILABLE AT:
http://playclubcabaret.eventbrite.com/

Join us on Tuesday, June 13th at the OMR Theatre at the Complex for a night of totally queer cabaret, featuring songs by queer writers, songs on gay themes, lots of gender-bending, or all of the above!

Performers include Lucas Alifano, Meghan Allison, Jeff Scot Carey, Cody Clark, Allie Costa, Emily Donn, Pamela Quinn Eberhardt, Paige Elwell, Justin Garrett, Amir Levi, Vincent Perez, Tripp Pettigrew, and Katrina Rennells. Also featuring a sexy performance from 13TH GRADE, playing at the Complex through June, as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

The evening will be hosted by Emily Clark, with Graham Jackson on the keys.

Show starts at 8pm, and there will be wine and beer to purchase (for a suggested donation), so let your freak flag fly with Play Club West this June 13th!

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6/6 The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told

06/03/2017

June is PRIDE MONTH, so we’ll be celebrating with a month of readings and events all centered around LGBTQ issues! Next Tuesday, June 6th, we will be reading THE MOST FABULOUS STORY EVER TOLD by Paul Rudnick.

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In another version of Biblical history, God, or the Stage Manager, created Adam and Steve instead of Adam and Eve. In addition, he created Jane and Mabel. Here, homosexuality is normal before heterosexuality is. These two gay couples navigate the centuries together as friends. They encounter various different odd characters, including various gay animals on Noah’s ark, a lesbian rabbi, and a flamboyant pharaoh who proclaims that he is God.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 6th
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:
ADAM – Connor Pratt
STEVE – Lucas Alifano*
JANE – Emily Clark*
MABEL – Meghan Allison*
STAGE MANAGER – Christy Bell*
ACTOR #1 – Stephan Early*
ACTOR #2 – Joseph P. Gamble
ACTRESS #1 – Emily Donn
ACTRESS #2 – Azo Safo*

*Play Club West VIP

5/30 Richard III

05/28/2017

This Tuesday, May 30th we will be reading RICHARD III by William Shakespeare!

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RICHARD III is the last of Shakespeare’s War of the Roses plays, which cover the great wars between the houses of York and Lancaster. At this point, Edward IV has firmly consolidated power, but his scheming brother, Richard, (known as Gloucester until he is crowned) is plotting to take the throne for himself. He asks Lady Anne to marry him, which will solidify his position. She agrees, even though Richard was responsible for the murder of her husband. When Edward dies, Richard proceeds to murder, imprison, and execute his rivals, including the two young sons of Edward, until he is crowned king. Meanwhile, Henry, Earl of Richmond, is amassing an army to challenge Richard. During the final battle, Richard is desperate, crying out the famous lines, “My kingdom for a horse!” Ultimately, Richard is killed, and Henry of Richmond ascends to the throne as King Henry VII.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 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:
JIM MCCAFFREE – Richard, Duke of Gloucester, afterwards King Richard III

STEPHAN EARLY* – George, Duke of Clarence, Sir Richard Ratcliff, Edward, Prince of Wales, aftwerwards King Edward V, Sir Christopher Urswick

JOHN ROSS CLARK* – Duke of Buckingham, First Citizen, Sir Thomas Vaughan, Lord Stanley, Earl of Oxford

CONNOR PRATT – Lord Rivers, First Murderer, Boy, Thomas Rotherham – Archbishop of York, Cardinal Bourchier – Archbishop of Canterbury, Sheriff, Duke of Norfolk

DAVID AUGUST – Lord Hastings, Lord Grey, Second Murderer, Duke of York, Scrivener, Marquis of Dorset, Henry, Earl of Richmond, afterwards King Henry VII

MASHA DOWELL -Lord Stanley (also called Earl of Derby), Queen Margaret, Girl, Sir William Catesby, Fourth Messenger

JEROME ST. JEROME – Sir Robert Brakenbury, King Edward the Fourth, Pursuivant, Sir James Tyrell, Third Messenger, Herbert

MEGHAN ALLISON* – Queen Elizabeth, Second Citizen, Messenger, Preist, Mayor, Sir James Blunt, Lord Lovel

AZO SAFO* – Lady Anne, Duchess of York, Third Citizen, Bishop of Ely, Page, Second Messenger, Earl of Surrey

*Play Club West VIP

5/23 Our Town

05/22/2017

This Tuesday, MAY 23rd, we will be reading OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder.

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Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, OUR TOWN follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually—in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre—die. Edward Albee has described this, “…the greatest American play ever written.”

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 23rd
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:
JOHN ROSS CLARK* – Stage Manager
JEROME ST. JEROME – Dr. Gibbs, Belligerent Man at Back of Auditorium
EMILY CLARK* – Mrs. Gibbs
CARTRELL DANIELS – George Gibbs
EMILY DONN – Rebecca Gibbs, Howie Newsome, Simon Stimson
STEPHAN EARLY* – Mr. Webb, Professor Willard
MEGHAN ALLISON* – Mrs. Webb
ANNA BOWEN* – Emily Webb Gibbs
TERESA WAXER – Wallace “Wally” Webb, Joe Crowell, Jr., Joe Stoddard, the dead
CHRISTY BELL* – Mrs. Louella Soames, Constable Bill Warren, A Woman from Among the Dead, Lady in a Box
AZO SAFO* – Si Crowell, Samuel Craig, A Man from Among the Dead, Woman in the Balcony

*Play Club West VIP