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5/8 The Break-In – Staged Reading

04/30/2018

On Tuesday, May 8th, we will present a STAGED READING of THE BREAK IN by Play Club West co-founder and writer Pamela Eberhardt. Pamela wrote last year’s massively popular musical, 13th GRADE, for the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

**ADMISSION FOR OUR STAGED READINGS IS $5 (suggested donation). Cash/Check ONLY**

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THE BREAK IN is a one-act play about a British man who breaks into the apartment of a well known Long Island ‘family’ man.

The reading will be followed by a talk-back, where the audience will get the opportunity to provide feedback.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 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:
*There is a suggested donation ticket price of $5 for our Staged Readings. Cash/Check ONLY at the door.
*There will also be WINE to purchase for a suggested donation.

CAST:
Narrator — Christy Bell*
Susan — Meghan Allison*
Katie — Pam Eberhardt*
Danny — Lucas Alifano*
Robby — J. Bailey Burcham
Will — Connor Pratt*
Eddie — Jerome St. Jerome
Jackie — Madison Bellisimo

*Play Club West VIP

Directed by Dan Wilson

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4/24 Raised in Captivity

04/22/2018

This Tuesday, April 24th, we will be reading RAISED IN CAPTIVITY by Nicky Silver.

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The play begins in a graveyard, where Sebastian Bliss, his twin sister, Bernadette Dixon, and her husband, Kip, have gathered to mourn the death of the twins’ mother, Miranda, who was killed by an unhinged massage attachment while taking a shower. As Sebastian, a 30-ish writer who has lived in a state of “sexual and emotional celibacy” in the 11 years since the death of his lover, later remarks, “I have no contact with anyone, including myself.” The characters introduced in subsequent scenes are similarly incomplete. Sebastian’s psychiatrist, Hillary, a garrulous, self-dramatizing woman who has understandably lost all her other patients. Dylan, the convicted murderer with whom Sebastian has initiated a correspondence in an attempt to define his own guilt, is unable to understand the crime he committed. And the ghost of Miranda shows up to explain the harrowing circumstances that led her to divorce herself from her maternal instincts.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 24th
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:
SEBASTIAN BLISS – Cody Clark*
BERNADETTE DIXON – Meghan Allison*
KIP DIXON – Emily Donn*
HILLARY MACMAHON/MIRANDA BLISS – Teresa Waxer*
DYLAN TAYLOR SINCLAIR/ROGER – Stephan Early*

*Play Club West VIP

3/13 Two One Acts by Pamela Eberhardt

03/09/2018

This Tuesday, March 13th, is our first New Works cold reading and talkback of 2018! We are reading two one-acts by company member, Pamela Eberhardt: FAMILY TIES and THE BREAK-IN. After the readings, we will be voting on which of the one-acts moves forward into a staged reading and perhaps development into a full length play to be produced by Unknown Artists!

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FAMILY TIES: A pair of siblings kidnap a new family to try and re-write the wrongs made by their previous family.

THE BREAK-IN: A British man breaks into the apartment of a well known Long Island ‘family’ man.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 13th
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.

FAMILY TIES CAST:
JAKE – Megan Barker
SCOTTY – Connor Pratt*
DIANE – Christy Bell*
MIKE – Lucas Alifano*
FAYE – Em Harriss
NICK – Jeff Scot Carey*
MAN – Stephan Early*
STAGE DIRECTIONS – Pamela Eberhardt*

THE BREAK-IN CAST:
NARRATOR – Christy Bell*
SUSAN – Em Harriss
KATIE – Pamela Eberhardt*
DANNY – Lucas Alifano*
ROBBY – Jeff Scot Carey*
WILL – Connor Pratt*
EDDIE – Stephan Early*
JACKIE – Emily Clark*

*Play Club West VIP

2/27 Assassins

02/22/2018

This Tuesday, February 27th, we present another Play Club West Musical Symposium! In honor of Presidents Day, we will be reading ASSASSINS by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman.

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ASSASSINS is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. It uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to produce a revue-style portrayal of men and women who attempted (successfully or not) to assassinate Presidents of the United States. The music varies to reflect the popular music of the eras depicted.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, February 27th
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 WILKES BOOTH/THE PROPRIETOR – Scott Golden
CHARLES GUITEAU – Eric Curtis Johnson
LEON CZOLGOSZ – Tripp Pettigrew*
GIUSEPPE ZANGARA – Andy Ramirez
SAMUEL BYCK – Michael Shaw Fisher
LYNETTE “SQUEAKY” FROMME – Emily Clark*
SARA JANE MOORE – Pamela Eberhardt*
JOHN HINCKLEY – Cody Clark*
THE BALLADEER/LEE HARVEY OSWALD – Jeff Scot Carey*

*Play Club West VIP

2/20 A Delicate Balance – Staged Reading

02/15/2018

This Tuesday, February 20th, we will present a STAGED READING of the Pulitzer Prize winning play A DELICATE BALANCE by Edward Albee.

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**ADMISSION FOR OUR STAGED READINGS IS $5 (suggested donation). Cash/Check ONLY**

A DELICATE BALANCE is about a wealthy middle-aged couple Agnes and Tobias who live in an emotionally uncomfortable marriage. Agnes’s alcoholic sister, Claire lives with them. When longtime friends, Harry and Edna, arrive at their home, claiming to be escaping from a nameless “fear”, the delicate balance that Agnes strives to maintain begins to crumble.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, February 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:
*There is a suggested donation ticket price of $5 for our Staged Readings. Cash/Check ONLY at the door.
*There will also be WINE to purchase for a suggested donation.

CAST:
Agnes – Melissa Brandzel
Tobias – Stephan Early*
Claire – Lisa Canning
Julia – Juliette Gao
Harry – David August*
Edna – Emily Donn*

*Play Club West VIP

Directed by Azo Safo*

1/30 Sylvia

01/28/2018

This Tuesday, January 30th, we will be reading the play, SYLVIA by A.R. Gurney

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Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after 2 years of child raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career as a public school English teacher is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park – or that has found him – bearing only the name SYLVIA on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from frustrations of his job and middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn’t understand the relationship between dog and man. The marriage is jeopardized with a series of complications.

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, January 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:
SYLVIA – Leslie White
GREG – Jim McCaffree
KATE – Emily Donn*
TOM – Connor Pratt*
LESLIE – Azo Safo*
PHYLLIS – Cartrell Daniels

*Play Club West VIP

1/9 The Princess Bride

01/07/2018

This Tuesday, January 9th, we kick off 2018 with a reading of one of our favorite movies, THE PRINCESS BRIDE by William Goldman, directed by Rob Reiner.

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THE PRINCESS BRIDE is a 1987 American romantic-fantasy-adventure-comedy film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. Adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name, it tells the story of a farmhand named Westley, accompanied by befriended companions along the way, who must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the odious Prince Humperdinck. The story is presented in the film as a book being read by a grandfather to his sick grandson, thus effectively preserving the novel’s narrative style.

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

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

CAST:
WESTLEY – Cody Clark*
BUTTERCUP – Megan Barker
INIGO MONTOYA – Christy Bell*
FEZZIK – Emily Clark*
VIZZINI – Jim McCaffree
PRINCE HUMPERDINCK – Connor Pratt
COUNT RUGEN – Emily Donn*
GRANDFATHER – Pamela Eberhardt*
GRANDSON/ASSISTANT BRUTE – Em Harriss
ALBINO/IMPRESSIVE CLERGYMAN – Lucas Alifano*
MIRACLE MAX/QUEEN – Teresa Waxer*
VALERIE/KING – Beth Ann Sweezer
ANCIENT BOOER/MOTHER – Azo Safo*
YELLIN/STAGE DIRECTIONS – Meghan Allison*

*Play Club West VIP