Moving On: The 2019 One Acts
Atwater Village Theatre
3269 Casitas Ave Atwater Village
Five new short plays by Los Angeles playwrights. Moving On: The 2019 One Acts features a mix of established playwrights and exciting, emerging younger talent. Here’s the program:
Rock Logic. Written by Sophia Lewis. Directed by Katie Lindsay. Sammy is grieving the loss of her mother and her girlfriend, Taylor, tries to help navigate Sammy to the funeral. However, Sammy is convinced she is the “Earth Assistant.” thanks to an old diary entry she found, and refuses to leave her hometown park until she can fulfill her guardian duties and watch the rockspirits move. Taylor is trying to support Sammy during this sensitive time, but also fielding calls from Sammy’s sister freaking out that they won’t make it to the funeral on time. It’s a story of grief and coming into a place of acceptance while mourning the loss of someone you love.
Smiling Cat Candy Heart, Written by Jennie Webb. Directed by June Carryl. A short play about the big battles in the world and the little things we do to navigate through them. When two separated parents meet for their regularly scheduled child exchange, their usual communication challenges take an unexpected new twist. An observant look at 21st Century parenting from the co-founder of the Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative.
The Cold Place. Written by Ashley Rose Wellman. Directed by Christopher J. Raymond. Robin and Daniel, fostering a secret connection, make plans to meet up in a motel room behind the backs of their spouses. However, once they’re in the room, the encounter doesn’t go how either of them have planned, as deeper and more painful things are revealed.
Signing-Off. Written by Ken Levine. Directed by Tony Pasqualini. A long time late night talk show host is pushed into retirement and must meet his young replacement. The meeting goes from bad to worse and then some. Playwright Levine won an Emmy® writing for Cheers. He also wrote for M.A.S.H., Frasier, and lots of things you love to watch, so his insights into television are razor-sharp.
Possible Deranged Lunatic. Written by Christine Hamilton-Schmidt. Directed by William Charlton. Jeanette and Olivia are listening to a terrifying true crime podcast late at night. There is a loud knock at the door. A man asks to be let in. When Jeanette opens the door and lets Peter into the house, Olivia is convinced she’s the only one who can save she and her mother from becoming the latest true crime murder story.
Thru - May 26, 2019
Price: $20 online, $25 at the door
Show Type: Comedy/Drama
Box Office: 323-644-1929
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Showmag - Recommended
"...EST/LA's 2019 One-Act Festival launched last weekend. In this round, member-playwrights have a chance to see their work evolve during a four-week run. This season, the plays run the gamut from the inexplicable to the sublime. Although two of the playwrights, Ken Levine and Jennie Webb are members of the EST/LA Playwrights Unit, the remaining playwrights - Sophia Lewis, Ashley Rose Wellman, and Christine Hamilton-Schmidt-- emanate from EST/LA's New West Playwrights."
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