6/10 Tranquility Disturbed (NEW WORKS SERIES)
This Tuesday, JUNE 10th, we will be reading TRANQUILITY DISTURBED, a new work by Mark McQuown.
Barbara, an eighty-nine year old woman who is dying, is now living with her daughter, son-in-law, and teenage granddaughter. Barbara is very old and is beginning to show signs of dementia. Stewart has lost his job and is stuck at home having to look after Barbara. Lindsey, his wife is frazzled and frustrated and also desperately worried about her mother.
The family is desperate to find a solution to the huge mountain of debt that they have found themselves in since Stewart lost his job. Tensions run high and having to care for Barbara seems to just make Stewart’s life more stressful than ever.
The Complex, Dorie Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Tuesday, June 10th
Please try to be on time by taking into account Rush Hour Traffic and Parking. There is metered parking in the area, and after 6:00pm, the meters are FREE. Parking is usually more available North of Santa Monica, on surrounding streets like Wilcox and Lexington.
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.
BARBARA – Pat Lentz
LINDSAY – Jeni Incontro
STEWART – Lucas Alifano
TRAREY – Michelle Talley
STAGE DIRECTIONS – Amy Bartlett
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
Mark McQuown is an award winning/Produced playwright/Screenwriter “PJ” the film, starring John Heard, Vincent Pastore, Robert Picardo and Hallie Kate Eisenberg is now available on Netflix and Blockbuster. This film is partially based on McQuown’s play, PJ.
Mark has been honored as a Quarter Finalist in the 1997 Chesterfield Screenwriting Fellowship with “Pier 21”, as a Semi-Finalist in the 1998 Chesterfield Screenwriting Fellowship with “The China Tiger” and a Quarter Finalist in the 2000-2001 Scriptapalooza with “Jane, The Legend of Mountain Charley” and “Graduate School” , named the fourth place winner in The 2006 Winter Script Network Contest in Los Angeles.
Mr. McQuown’s produced plays include PJ; voted Best New Play in Colorado and winner of The Colorado First Annual Playwright’s Festival with a production in Littleton, Colorado, 1984, The String Game was presented at Nomad’s Playhouse in Boulder, Colorado in the middle 1980’s and The Keys To The Kingdom was presented with critical success by Theatre Unlimited in North Hollywood in 1997 as a Dramalogue critics ‘Pick of The Week’ with a respectable review in the Los Angeles Times. The Theatre Department of Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California produced Mark’s new play, A Contemporary Christmas Carol, to sold out audiences
in December of 2008.
Mark McQuown has worked as a professional educator in the Theatre Departments of The University of Colorado at Boulder, California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California , Pasadena City College, Scripps College in Claremont, California, Santiago Canyon College in Orange, California and Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California. Mark is a long time member of the Screen Actor’s Guild/AFTRA in Los Angeles, Actor’s Equity in New York City along with The New York Dramatist Guild.