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10/17 Poltergeist

10/16/2017

This Tuesday, OCTOBER 17th we will be continuing Halloween Month with a reading of the classic film POLTERGEIST written and directed by Steven Spielberg.

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POLTERGEIST centers around the Freeling family, Steve, Diane, teenage daughter Dana, eight-year-old Robbie, and five-year-old Carol Ann, who reside in the sleepy suburban town of Cuesta Verde Estates. Strange unexplainable events occur around the house when one night Carol Ann is summoned to the TV set. A sudden burst of green light is purged from the TV set onto the bedroom wall, causing the room to shake violently, prompting the now famous line, “They’re he-e-ere!” The Freeling family soon learns that the visiting spirits are not all friendly as initially thought. When Carol Ann goes missing they turn to a parapsychologist and an exorcist for help.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, October 17th
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:
CARTRELL DANIELS – Shaw, Pugsley, Robbie
DAVID AUGUST* – Steven
DEBRA JEAN SMITH – Tak
ABBEY VEFFER – Carol Ann
TERESA WAXER* – Woman Buyer, Stage Directions
CHRISTY BELL* – Mr. Teague, Tangina
ANNA BOWEN* – Dana, Farrow
JOSEPH P. GAMBLE – Arnie, Tuthill, husband, Ryan
EMILY DONN* – Dr. Lesh
AZO SAFO* – Diane, Stage Directions

*Play Club West VIP

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10/10 Jawbreaker

10/08/2017

This Tuesday, OCTOBER 10th we will be continuing Halloween Month with a reading of the 1999 cult classic film JAWBREAKER.

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JAWBREAKER is a 1999 American black comedy film written and directed by Darren Stein. The film stars Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, and Julie Benz as girls in an exclusive clique in their high school. The film was inspired by the film HEATHERS, and is often compared to it, particularly the plot involving a popular female clique, and the ostensibly accidental killing of one of its members.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, October 10th
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:
EMILY CLARK* – Courtney
ANNA BOWEN* – Julie, Random Girl
MEGHAN ALLISON* – Marcie, Nurse
EMILY DONN* – Fern
AZO SAFO* – Liz, Ms. Sherwood, Brenda, Spikey Hair Girl, Girl 1
DEBRA JEAN SMITH – Detective Vera Cruz, Mrs. Purr, Home EC Teacher, Julie’s Mom, Student 2
JOSEPH GAMBLE – Zack, Science Teacher, Stylist 2
CARTRELL DANIELS – Dane Sanders, Goth Chick/Girl, Stylist 3, Jock, Cop, Mechanic, Student 1
STEPHAN EARLY* – English Teacher, Marcie’s Father, Mr. Purr, Stylist 1, Guy, Girl 2

*Play Club West VIP

10/3 Scream

10/01/2017

This Tuesday, OCTOBER 3rd, we’ll be kicking off Halloween Month with a reading of the 1996 classic slasher film SCREAM.

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SCREAM is a 1996 American slasher film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven. The film follows the character of Sidney Prescott, a high school student in the fictional town of Woodsboro, California, who becomes the target of a mysterious killer known as Ghostface. The film combined black comedy and “whodunit” mystery with the violence of the slasher genre to satirize the clichés of the horror film genre popularized in films such as “Halloween” and “Friday the 13th.” The film was considered unique at the time of its release for featuring characters who were aware of real world horror films and openly discussed the clichés that SCREAM attempted to subvert.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, October 3rd
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:
Sidney Prescott – ABBEY VEFFER
Dewey Riley – JEFF SCOT CAREY*
Gale Weathers – EMILY CLARK*
Billy Loomis/Janitor – CHRISTY BELL*
Stu Macher/Father – CARTRELL DANIELS
Randy Meeks/Mr. Loomis – AZO SAFO*
Tatum Riley/Mother/Teen #1 – MEGHAN ALLISON*
Casey Becker/Mrs. Tate/Girl #1/Mama Riley – MELISSA STRONG
Principal Himbry/Mr. Prescott/Reporter #1/Girl #2 – MASHA DOWELL
Sheriff Burke/Kenny/Reporter #2/Teen #2 – EMILY DONN*
Ghostface/Stage Directions – PAMELA EBERHARDT*

*Play Club West VIP

9/26 Into the Woods

09/26/2017

This Tuesday, September 26th, we present another Play Club West Musical Symposium: INTO THE WOODS by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.

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INTO THE WOODS is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “Rapunzel”, and “Cinderella”, as well as several others. The musical is tied together by a story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family (the original beginning of The Grimm Brothers’ Rapunzel), their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, September 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:
VINCENT PEREZ* – Jack/Lucinda
ALLIE COSTA* – Little Red/Florinda
TRIPP PETTIGREW* – Baker/Cinderella’s Stepmother/Rapunzel’s Prince
EMILY CLARK* – Baker’s Wife/Mysterious Man/Narrator/Steward
SHANNON MARTINOUS – Witch
PAMELA EBERHARDT* – Cinderella/Jack’s Mother/Granny
JEFF SCOT CAREY* – Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf/Cinderella’s Father
EMILY DONN* – Rapunzel/Cinderella’s Mom/Giant

*Play Club West VIP

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

9/5 The Seagull

09/04/2017

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

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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