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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

5/16 Oedipus Rex

05/16/2017

This Tuesday, MAY 16th, we will be celebrating Mother’s Day with a reading OEDIPUS REX by Sophocles.

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OEDIPUS REX is regarded by many scholars as the masterpiece of ancient Greek tragedy. In his Poetics, Aristotle refers several times to the play in order to exemplify aspects of the genre. Oedipus has become the king of Thebes while unwittingly fulfilling a prophecy that he would kill his father, Laius (the previous king), and marry his mother, Jocasta (whom Oedipus took as his queen after solving the riddle of the Sphinx). The action of Sophocles’ play concerns Oedipus’ search for the murderer of Laius in order to end a plague ravaging Thebes, unaware that the killer he is looking for is none other than himself.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 16th
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:
OEDIPUS: David August
JOCASTA: Emily Donn
CREON: John Ross Clark*
TIRESIAS: Teresa Waxer
THE CHORUS: Stephan Early*
MESSENGER/STAGE DIRECTIONS: Emily Clark*
SHEPHERD/PRIEST: Azo Safo*
SERVANT: Meghan Allison*

*Play Club West VIP

5/9 The Wild Party

05/03/2017

On Tuesday, MAY 9th, we will present another Play Club West Musical Symposium with a reading of THE WILD PARTY by Andrew Lippa.

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Adapted from a book-length poem written in and about the Roaring Twenties, THE WILD PARTY tells the story of one wild evening in the Manhattan apartment shared by Queenie and Burrs, a vaudeville dancer and a vaudeville clown. In a relationship marked by vicious behavior and recklessness (mirroring the time in which they live), they decide to throw a party to end all parties. As the guests arrive, we meet an assortment of people living on the edge. Queenie and Burrs set out to make each other jealous, but Queenie begins to fall in love with her conquest named Mr. Black.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 9th
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:
QUEENIE: Pamela Eberhardt*
BURRS: Tripp Pettigrew*
MR. BLACK: Joe Donohoe
KATE: Katrina Rennells*
EDDIE/MADELAINE TRUE: Emily Donn
MAE: Vincent Perez*
PHIL D’ARMANO: Jeff Scot Carey*
OSCAR D’ARMANO: Emerson Boatwright
JACKIE/DELORES/NADINE: Kate Purnell*

*Play Club West VIP

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 – Ryan Harriss
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