A progressive white couple's proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiance home to meet them in this fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic film. Blindsided by their daughter's whirlwind romance and fearful for her future, Matt and Christina Drayton quickly come to realize the difference between supporting a mixed-race couple in your newspaper and welcoming one into your family. They're surprised to find they aren't the only ones with concerns about the match, and it's not long before a multi-family clash of racial and generational difference sweeps across the Draytons' idyllic San Francisco residence. At the end of the day, will the love between young Joanna and John prevail? With humor and insight, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner begins a conversation sure to continue at dinner tables long after the curtain comes down.
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While on vacation in Mexico, Larry Davidson was overcome by the apparent effects of food poisoning. Airlifted to a San Diego emergency room, he flatlined. However, he didn't stay dead. He came back to life. He did not emerge from the experience entirely unscathed. What he did have was a second chance at life.
Kirsten has been tasked to find heroes in American History for her drama class. She finds herself on a game show called Opposing Viewpoints, where pundits from across the ideological spectrum get to decide which historical figures get to be included in the Almighty 7th Grade History Book, (The audience gets to cast votes, too. Among the figures under consideration: Mercy Otis Warren, a playwright during the American Revolution; Phillis Wheatley, sold into servitude by the chief of her West African tribe, who later purchased her freedom with the earnings from her volume of poetry; Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and originator of the Thanksgiving holiday as we know it today, while glossing over its darker origins.
Tru is set in New York City - 1975 - Truman Capote's Penthouse Apartment - The Eve of Christmas Eve. Currently ostracized from polite society due to his allowing Esquire Magazine to publish a salacious chapter from his upcoming novel 'Answered Prayers'. This one-person show finds Truman "A little agitated!" as he navigates being one of the first high profile celebrities to be officially canceled. Tru breaks the third wall as he talks on the phone with friends and associates, speaking directly to the audience regarding his life, career, friendships, lovers, and secret childhood wish to be a girl.
MaryLee has never been able to wholeheartedly commit to, or finish, well... anything. Even with her daddy's undying support. MaryLee's dad, 'Schmaltzy' has been her best friend her entire life, always there for her. Her mother, not so much. Now in her fifties, with a Sundance screenwriting competition deadline looming that could be a life-changer, she clings to Ana´s Nin's words, "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." MaryLee has less than three days to "blossom", for however much a post-menopausal woman can blossom, she needs to overcome her fears, stop dreaming and start doing-and it all begins with this script. But before she can succeed, a few people in her life are going to have to go.
The protagonist, Linus Stephenson, has a heart of gold and has touched countless lives during his decades of ministry work. He proudly attributes his effect on people to the healing influence of God, who turned him from an abused little boy and tormented young man into a pillar of the community. Yet there is much we do not know. Even as Linus uses the Lord's strength to aid a traumatized young congregant, he realizes he may have entered a battle in which even his spiritual mother cannot help him. Yet if she can, does he deserve it? This timely play builds on the strength of the #MeToo movement while asking timeless and universal questions.
These short one-act plays, all published in the 90s, revolve around a single question - when one person tells a story, can any other person truly understand? They are: "Almost Done"|"No One Will Be Immune"|"A Perfect Mermaid"| "Sunday Afternoon"|"L.A. Sketches" (Total running time: 60 minutes.)
The King of British comedy comes roaring back to life in the solo show "Tommy Cooper: I Didn't Let You Down, Did I?". This hilarious, heartbreaking show is about addiction, love, and success, delving deep into the psychology of the famously private comedian and magician as he lingers in his dressing room before his final performance.
The musical is an adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft short story "The Quest of Iranon"; in it, an immortal bard is on a journey to find his lost homeland of Aira. Along the way, he encounters Romnod, a youth who longs for art and music, who joins Iranon on his mission. As they get closer to their destination, though, it becomes clear that Iranon isn't who he seems.
25 Plays Per Hour is back at the Hollywood Fringe Festival with June performances at studio/stage. The rebirth of the "Super Short," 25PPH features 25 BRAND NEW short, original plays featuring a handful of the company's premiere actors playing over 50 characters in just one hour! Fusing comedy, drama and everything in between, these amazing pieces are set in a specific order to provide an emotional crux and unique thru-line to create a theatrical journey for the audience in 60 minutes or less. It's speed theatre at its best!
Why do we know more about Kim Kardashian than Abigail Adams? Alarmed and inspired when her 10-year-old daughter planned on doing her women's history project on Cher, Amy Simon wrote She's History!, a fascinating and funny solo play about women who made and make history. Told through the eyes of a modern single mother, the show employs multimedia, audience interaction and storytelling to bring to life "the most dangerous women in America ... then and now." Audiences ages 10 and older will be entertained while learning about the struggles and triumphs of such movers and shakers as Abigail Adams, Bella Abzug, Shirley Chisholm and Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Eleanor Roosevelt, Golda Meir, Malala Yousafzai and more.
Housewife '52, the new "physical-musical" by acclaimed creator and Hollywood Fringe veteran John Wuchte (Scarlett Fever), focuses on a day in the life of four women and the men in their lives as they prepare for a party in 1952. As the women wake, we learn of their dreams and fears and follow them through the day. Secrets are revealed, deceptions are confronted, Tupperware is burped, and laundry is folded. This WORLD PREMIERE features seven full, original songs and the use of a four-piece band (with live percussion) as its tale is also told through gesture, movement and dance, along with song and text, making it a truly unique theatrical experience.
I Wanna Be in Love is a romantic memoir of sorts. Shelley has been in love at various times with different people in widely disparate corners of the globe. Beautiful and gifted with exceptional musical talent, she's a catch. Nonetheless, she is single, and wants to fall in love again. She asks, "Why would anyone want to fall in love? What's the payoff? Why would any sane person put themselves through this?" After all these questions, she still concludes, "I wanna fall in love."
The play is an existential comedy ... or maybe it's not ... about the beautiful mysteries of the human experience and what may happen when one holds on to them, never being able to make total sense of them, buries them - and then suddenly needs to talk about it all. A meditation on disappointment? An exercise in futility? An attempt, perhaps, to not feel so alone in the world.
A Terrible Show for Terrible People is a unique entertainment, non-verbal (i.e., there are only two spoken words) physical comedy, with movement, dance, brief video clips, burlesque, some audience participation and some props. Prominent among the props are pickles. You and Dr. Freud may make of that what you will.
In this original musical, Steve Trzaska plays a variety of characters. He's a redhead, and Camp Ginger is a metaphor, with redheaded campers and counselors standing for the characters he meets on his semi-autobiographical journey. Substantive themes covered include navigating puberty, bullying, faith, sexual abuse, and coming to terms with one's sexuality (Steve's gay). The show's musical score and comedic tone make the material accessible without being preachy.