This Tuesday, February 25th, we will be reading CLOSER, a play by Patrick Marber.
In Patrick Marber’s “Closer,” four lives intertwine over the course of four and a half years in this densely plotted, stinging look at modern love and betrayal. Dan, an obituary writer, meets Alice, a stripper, after an accident in the street. Eighteen months later, they are a couple, and Dan has written a novel inspired by Alice. While posing for his book jacket cover, Dan meets Anna, a photographer. He pursues her, but she rejects his advances despite their mutual attraction. Larry, a dermatologist, “meets” Dan in an Internet chat room. Dan, obsessing over Anna, pretends to be her and has cyber sex with Larry. They arrange to meet the next day at an aquarium. Larry arrives and so too, coincidentally, does the real Anna. This sets up a series of pass-the-lover scenes in which this quartet struggle to find intimacy but can’t seem to get closer.
J.E.T. Studios, JET Theater
5126 Lankershim Blvd
Tuesday, February 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.
DAN– Jared Kahn
ALICE– Emily Clark*
ANNA– Kate Purnell*
LARRY– Aielo Jimenez*
STAGE DIRECTIONS – Amy Bartlett*
*Play Club West BOARD/VIP