Write Act Repertory @ the Brickhouse North Hollywood, CA
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PREZ THE LESTER YOUNG STORY
PREZ THE LESTER YOUNG STORY had its world premiere in Feb. 2016 at Chromolume Theatre in Culver City, where it ran for two months and was hailed by critics and audiences alike. The play, which is set in a 1959 hotel room in Paris, paints an intimate portrait of Lester Young, a unique jazzman whose warm, lyrical style brought him fame, first with the Count Basie band, then with the likes of Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson, Teddy Wilson, and his best friend and alter ego, Billie Holiday.
Directed by Daniel E. Keough, PREZ THE LESTER YOUNG STORY, staring Leslie A. Jones.
The Show runs on Sundays at 2:00PM Opens February 11th, 2018.
Playwright Willard Manus has had over 40 plays produced in LA, regionally, and in Europe. Frank and Ava won a best-play award at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival and has been turned into a feature film. Other recent plays include Frank And Ava, Bird Lives!, Berlin Cowboys, and Who Killed Comrade Rabbit (co-written with Ilia Volok). Manus is also a novelist whose best-known book, Mott the Hoople, became the name of the British rock band of the 70s. He is a member of the Actors Studio, Playwrights/Directors unit and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Will also publishes the online literary review, Lively-Arts.com
THREE BY WILL - IN REP Part of a Three Production Series in Repertory kicking off Write Act Reps 20th Anniversary Season - Spring 2018
Running Sundays @ 2:00PM PREZ The Lester Young Story Opening February 11th, 2018
Running Saturdays @ 8:00PM The Wicked, Wicked Mae West Opening February 17th, 2018
Fridays @ 8:00PM Their Finest Hour: Churchill And Murrow Opening April 20th, 2018
Write Act Repertory @ the Brickhouse Theatre 10950 Peach Grove Street North Hollywood, CA 91601.
General Admission: $20.00 Tickets for each production are available at: www.brownpapertickets.com Additional information at: http://www.writeactrep.org/index.html
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Formed in 1998, under the artistic leadership of John Lant since 2003, the acclaimed theatre group WRITE ACT REPERTORY has produced over 50+ World or West Coast Mainstage Premieres and 75 Original one-act plays in Los Angeles and New York City. Write Act Repertory is dedicated to the development of original plays, lesser known works by established writers, adaptations of classical-themed materials and musicals. Write Act Repertory also produces rarely seen works and unfinished musicals by composers who passed before their work was completed. www.writeactrep.org
Write Act Repertory @ the Brickhouse (View)
10950 Peach Grove
North Hollywood, CA 90601