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11/29 Getting Out

11/27/2016

This Tuesday, NOVEMBER 29th, we will be reading GETTING OUT by Marsha Norman.

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Released from prison Arlene returns to a rundown apartment in Louisville, intent on starting he life over, Rebellious and disruptive as a young girl, she has found her strength in religion and wants to put her youth (as Arlie) behind her. But her struggle to find her way in the present is counterpointed by flashbacks of her past. We meet guards and prison officials with whom Arlie waged a running battle, and the unfeeling slatternly mother, the lecherous former prison guard, the pimp ex-boyfriend, and the touchingly friendly neighbor with whom Arlene in confronted in the present. This play conveys the struggle of someone fighting for her life against incredible odds.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, November 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.

CAST:
ARLENE – Meghan Allison*
ARLIE – Azo Safo*
BENNIE – John Ross Clark*
MOTHER – Teresa Waxer
CARL/GUARD CALDWELL – Tripp Pettigrew*
DOCTOR/RUBY – Christy Bell*
RONNIE/GUARD EVANS – Erin Beck
WARDEN/PRINCIPAL – Steve Early*
STAGE DIRECTIONS/LOUDSPEAKER – My-Ishia Cason-Brown*

*Play Club West VIP

11/15 All the President’s Men

11/13/2016

This Tuesday, NOVEMBER 15th, we detox from the election with a reading of the 1976 film ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN, screenplay by William Goldman.

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ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN is a 1976 American political thriller film directed by Alan J. Pakula. The screenplay by William Goldman is based on the 1974 non-fiction book of the same name by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, the two journalists investigating the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post. The film starred Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as Woodward and Bernstein, respectively.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, November 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.

CAST:
JIM MCCAFFREE – Woodward
OSCAR GUBELMAN* – Bernstein
TERESA WAXER – First Angry Lawyer, James McCord, Rosenfeld, Secretary, Richard Nixon, Young Clerk, Dardis, Jane, First Maid, Woman, a young girl, Younger woman, Donald Segretti,
ODELL RUFFIN – Judge, Cop, Howard Simmons, Howard Hunt, Male Librarian, Irwin, Researcher, Desk Clerk, Man’s voice, Middle Aged man, Sloan, White House Spokesman, Western senator, Daniel Schorr
JOHN COOLEY – Douglas Caddy, Union Post employee, Ben Bradlee, Bennett, Ken Ringle, Deep throat, Uniformed cop, union guy, old man, first union guy, Ken Clawsen
JOSH CALVIN – Second angry lawyer, Bachinski, White house operator, operator, second cop, Man, operator’s voice, Creeper man, Glenn Sedam, FBI guy, old woman, national editor
TAYLOR DUNN – Clerk, Barker, Librarian, Hannah, Dahlberg, Second Union guy, Miss Abbott, younger man, bookkeeper, Mrs. Sloan, John Mitchell, Marilyn Berger, lawyer, Mrs. Graham, sweet old lady
AZO SAFO* – Stage directions, foreign editor

*Play Club West VIP

11/8 1776 (Election Day Reading)

11/03/2016

This Tuesday, NOVEMBER 8th (Election Day!), we will be continuing our bi-monthly Musical Symposium with a reading of 1776. Spend the evening with us, drinking wine, singing along, and celebrating the end of this election season!!

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1776 is a musical with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone. The story is based on the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It dramatizes the efforts of John Adams to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence and to sign the document.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, November 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.

CAST:
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: John Ross Clark*
JOHN ADAMS: Matt Sigl
THOMAS JEFFERSON: Chris Carlisle
JOHN HANCOCK/GEORGE READ: Meghan Allison*
CAESAR RODNEY/JAMES WILSON: Kate Purnell*
COLONEL THOMAS MCKEAN: Pat Lentz*
CHARLES THOMSON/LEWIS MORRIS: Grant Hansen
RICHARD HENRY LEE: Jeff Scot Carey*
JOHN DICKINSON: Josh Cooper
ABIGAIL ADAMS/DR. JOSIAH BARTLETT: Emily Clark*
MARTHA JEFFERSON/LEATHER APRON: Laila Abdo
EDWARD RUTLEDGE: Tripp Pettigrew*
STEPHEN HOPKINS: Jamie Pierce
REVEREND JOHN LIVINGSTON/SAMUEL CHASE: Sam Coffman
JOSEPH HEWES/ANDREW McNAIR: Azo Safo*
ROGER SHERMAN: Jason Beaubien
ROBERT LIVINGSTON: Erin Beck
DR. LYMAN HALL/COURIER: Logan Allison

*Play Club West VIP

11/1 Harry Potter & the Cursed Child (Part 2)

10/31/2016

This Tuesday, NOVEMBER 1st, we will be reading HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD: PART TWO by Jack Thorne, based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.

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It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, November 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.

CAST:
ALBUS – Christine Cronin*
SCORPIUS – Hannah Doty*
DELPHI, LILY, ROSE – Jaime Soria
SNAPE, HARRY/YOUNG HARRY, STATIONMASTER – Oscar Gubelman*
MCGONAGALL, GINNY, POLLY CHAPMAN, STAGE DIRECTIONS – Christy Bell*
AMOS, VOLDEMORT, LUDO BAGMAN, STAGE DIRECTIONS – John Ross Clark*
DRACO, CEDRIC, JAMES – Lucas Alifano*
RON, KARL JENKINS, HAGRID – Jim McCaffree
HERMIONE, CRAIG BOWKER JR – Azo Safo*
DOLORES UMBRIDGE, DUMBLEDORE, YANN FREDERICKS, AUNT PETUNIA – Teresa Waxer

*Play Club West VIP

10/25 Urban Legend

10/24/2016

This Tuesday, October 25th is our HALLOWEEN READING of the 1998 film URBAN LEGEND by Silvio Horta.

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URBAN LEGEND is a 1998 American slasher film starring Jared Leto, Alicia Witt, and Rebecca Gayheart. The film is based on the premise that a killer is using the methods of death described in certain urban legends to kill students at a New England university.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, October 25th
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:
CHELSEA POPE – Natalie Simon, Jane, trashy girl, Jenny
EMILY CLARK* – Sasha, Tosh, jogger, wholesome girl, Trendy girl, Stage Directions
MEGHAN ALLISON* – Brenda Bates, Bijou, library attendant, disguised voice, Stage Directions
AZO SAFO* – Michelle Mancini, Janitor, Reese, bitchy girl, Girl 1, female caller
VINCENT PEREZ* – Damon, Parker, Mother, work study employee, Blake
JEFF SCOT CAREY* – Paul, Attendant, operator, Doug, Girl 2, jock brother, guys voice, Dorky guy
STEPHAN EARLY* – Professor Wexler, Dean Adams, Newsman, Bitter Girl, Nerdy Guy, Hippie Guy

*Play Club West VIP

10/18 Harry Potter & the Cursed Child (Part 1)

10/17/2016

This Tuesday, OCTOBER 18th, we will be reading HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD: PART ONE by Jack Thorne, based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.

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It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, October 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:
ALBUS – Hannah Doty*
SCORPIUS – Christine Cronin*
DELPHI, YANN FREDERICKS – Erin Beck
GINNY, BOOK, WOOL WOMAN – Christy Bell*
AMOS, DUMBLEDORE, UNCLE VERNON – John Ross Clark*
HERMIONE/YOUNG HERMIONE, CRAIG BOWER JR – Azo Safo*
RON, SORTING HAT, BANE, DUDLEY – Oscar Gubelman*
DOLORES UMBRIDGE, AUNT PETUNIA, HAGRID – Emily Clark*
DRACO, JAMES, LUDO BAGMAN – Tripp Pettigrew*
MINERVA MCGONAGALL, TROLLEY WITCH, MADAME HOOCH – Pat Lentz*
HARRY POTTER/YOUNG HARRY POTTER, KARL JENKINS – Lucas Alifano*
ROSE, STAGE DIRECTIONS, LILY, POLLY CHAPMAN, MOANING MYRTLE, TELEPHONE BOX – Jaime Soria

*Play Club West VIP

10/11 SHPIDER!

10/11/2016

This Tuesday, OCTOBER 11th we will be reading a zany new play called SHPIDER! written by Play Club’s own Matt Ritchey!

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“SHPIDER!” is a zany B-Movie for the stage. The play has the framing device of movie Executives trying to create a new money-maker for their cut-rate Sci-Fi channel: A corrupt scientist helps the military arm a shark with lasers for a sneak attack on North Korea. But his pet radioactive spider bites it, giving birth to a horrific SHPIDER that escapes and heads toward KOREATOWN in Los Angeles instead. B-movie tropes and characters abound.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, October 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:
JEFF SCOT CAREY* – Exec One, Narrator
EMILY CLARK* – Exec Two, Sadie
JIM MCCAFFREE – Exec Three, Pilot, MP, Husband, Docent, Zombie, Radio Shack Employee, K-Pop Star 1, Soldier
JOHN ROSS CLARK* – Exec Four, General Steria, Kevin Lederfine
ABBEY VEFFER – Exec Five, Branson
STEPHAN EARLY* – Exec Six, Dr. Marcus
JAIME SORIA – Exec Seven, Amber, Woman, Wife, Offstage Voices, Puppeteer, Zombie, K-Pop Star 2, Janitor Two
AZO SAFO* – Exec Eight, Shpider, Tourist, Radio, Announcer, Janitor One
LAILA ABDO – Exec Nine, Tourist, Caltrans, Offstage Voices, Drug Dealer
MEGHAN ALLISON* – Exec Ten, Secretary, Tourist 2, Brandiii, K-Pop Star 3

CHRISTINE CRONIN* – Stage Directions

*Play Club West VIP