8/5 Wet Hot American Summer (Season Four Kick-Off!!)
This Tuesday, AUGUST 5th, will kick off our FOURTH SEASON of Play Club West readings!! In celebration, we will be starting a new tradition of bringing back an old reading for our birthday, and on August 5th, it’s one of our first (and favorites!), the 2001 cult classic WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER by Michael Showalter and David Wain.
The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It’s the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there’s still a summer’s worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA’s Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day.
The Complex, Dorie Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Tuesday, August 5th
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.
BETH – Katrina Rennells
HENRY NEWMAN – Tripp Pettigrew
COOP/ALAN SHEMPER/KEITH – Cody Clark
KATIE/SWIMMING BOY/BOBBY – Amy Bartlett
J.J./AARON/GUITAR DUDE – Aielo Jimenez
GARY/NANCY/GODSPELL GIRL/MALLRAT GIRL – Anna Bowen
ANDY/RON/EAGLE 1 – Lucas Alifano
GENE/MORK GUY/STEVE – Travis James Riner
GAIL/ALEXA/ABBY/FRIENDS GIRL – Meghan Allison
VICTOR/CAN OF VEGETABLES/ARTS & CRAFTS BOY – Tom Allison
MCKINLEY/MOOSE/EAGLE 2/FRIENDS GIRL – Andy Kenareki
SUSIE/CURE GIRL/FRIENDS GIRL/BOY – Emily Clark
LINDSAY/NEIL/VALERIE – Tiffany Brain
BEN/MELVIN/ARTY/BOY 2 – Jeff Scot Carey