Stephen Adly Guirgis' Den of Thieves
Mar 20, 2015
Montana Roesch and Out House Productions with Stella Adler Academy Los Angeles are proud to present a comedic night of theatre by playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, "Den of Thieves" directed by Alex Aves. Opening May 8th at The Stella Adler Academy Los Angeles - Studio C Theatre in Hollywood, CA.
DEN OF THIEVES Maggie is a newly single, junk-food-binging shoplifter looking to change her life and her self-hating ways. Paul is her passionately convicted, formerly four-hundred-pound compulsive-overeating sponsor in a twelve-step program for recovering thieves. Maggie's jealous ex-boyfriend is a charismatic wannabe Puerto Rican small-time thief of uncertain ancestry named Flaco who spins a grammatically challenged but persuasive yarn about $750,000 in unprotected drug money sitting in a safe in a downtown disco guarded by an easily distracted crackhead. This dubious and ragtag would-be criminal crew is rounded out by Flaco's new girlfriend, the fabulous Boochie-a malaprop-slinging topless dancer who refuses to let her troubled childhood or her third-grade reading level stand in the way of her inevitable path to fame, fortune and fur. When things don't quite go according to plan, this bickering quartet of hapless thieves finds themselves at the mercy of Louie "The Little Tuna" Pescatore, a reluctant, donut-ingesting heir to the criminal empire run by his father-"The Big Tuna"-who has left him in charge for the weekend. Tied to chairs, they must now fight for their lives by out-arguing each other as to who deserves to live. Verbal gymnastics and the struggle for self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-love produce a high-octane battle for survival that's not resolved until the last donut falls.
PRODUCTION TEAM Production by playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis Produced by Out House Productions with Stella Adler Academy Los Angeles Executive Producer Montana Roesch Produced by Brian Frisch Director Alex Aves
DEN OF THIEVES CAST Alexandra Lemus as "Maggie" David Thor as "Paul" Chris Petrovski as "Flaco" Montana Roesch as "Boochie" Corey Michael Jantzen as "Sal" Fletcher Day as "Little Tuna" Stan Harrington as "Big Tuna"
DEN OF THIEVES will open May 8th and run through May 31st, 2015 at The Stella Adler Theatre - Studio C, located at 6773 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd Floor, Hollywood, CA. 90028.
Performances will be Friday and Saturday @ 8:00PM, Sunday @ 7:00PM. General admission is $10.00, Students $5.00. Running time 90 minutes (no intermission). Tickets are available in advance at: http://denofthieves.bpt.me or call 323.873.5149