6/25 Gearhead and the Realbot (NEW WORKS SERIES)
This Tuesday, June 25th, please join us for our reading in our NEW WORKS SERIES: “Gearhead and the Realbot” by Play Club VIP, Bob Simpson.
Once a month, Play Club West is proud to present the reading of a NEW WORK (plays, screenplays, teleplays, one acts, tv pilots), followed by a post-reading talkback.
Space! Evil space! Following the cinematic traditions of “First Spaceship to Venus,” “Plan 9 From Outer Space” and “Bullit” comes a play that reminds us that B-movie science fiction shouldn’t be limited to the silver screen. The crew of the intrepid starship, Pomegranate Fizz, battles against the evil Professor Zee and his plan to take over the universe because…I don’t know…it’s Wednesday. Join the crew: the dashing, well-groomed Captain, the wisecracking pilot, the senile first mate, and, of course, sweet, loveable genius child, Timmy, as they fight against all odds to save the universe from Zee’s evil, though poorly though-out, plans for universal domination! Also, there’s a song about dying in a vacuum!
J.E.T. Studios, Hagen Studio
5126 Lankershim Blvd
Tuesday, June 25th
There is metered parking on Lankershim and Magnolia, and after 6:00pm, the meters are FREE. There is a parking lot across from J.E.T. that costs $7, as well as valet parking at numerous restaurants and bars on Magnolia for $5 (Brickyard Pub, Bow & Truss both do valet). You can also find free residential parking on most of the side streets in NoHo. We are also a few blocks down the street from the Metro Red Line (at Lankershim & Chandler).
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.
CAPTAIN HAWK MANTHICKET – Ben Montague*
COMMANDER BURT PHILBIN – John Ross Clark*
LIEUTENANT VARLA SOLIN; STAGE DIRECTIONS – Emily Clark*
ENGINEER, 2ND GRADE, HOWARD BATCH, AKA “GEARHEAD” – Cody Clark*
CORPORAL HOLLY HENDERSON – Tiffany Brain
THE DOC – Meghan Allison*
TIMMY – Amy Bartlett*
PROFESSOR ZEE – Andy Kenareki*
ENSIGN ANCILLARY KARACTER; STAGE DIRECTIONS – Travis James Riner*
MARIGOLD – Caitlin Reilly
ANNOUNCER; FOOD FABRICATOR; GOD; HONK – Oscar Gubelman*
*Play Club West BOARD/VIP
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
Bob Simpson has been a member of The Unknown Artists since 2009. His involvement with The Unknown Artists includes playing Paul in the staged readings of “Right Together, Left Together” in Los Angeles and New York. He appeared in the world premiere play, “Don Giovanni Tonight, Don Carlo Tomorrow” at Sacred Fools Theatre, directed by Kiff Scholl. Other roles include “Assassins” (Balladeer/Oswald), “Sunday in the Park with George” (George), “Never in My Lifetime” (Charlie), “The Last Five Years” (Jamie), “Porcelain,” “Proof” (Hal), the acclaimed all-male adaption of “The Bacchae” at The Celebration Theatre (as Pentheus) and the Ovation award-winning “Blake…da Musical.” Bob is also a writer for Ryan Scott Oliver’s Crazytown, as well as numerous plays, including the Austin smash, “The Trouble With Being Evil.” Bob is Co-Business Manager of The Unknown Artists, Inc., and works for Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. Bob was educated at The University of Texas at Austin, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and The British-American Drama Academy. www.bobsimpsononline.com