Artists at Play Readings -- Two Plays, One Day
Continuing our mission to present stories of underrepresented communities, Artists at Play will develop and showcase two new works to the Los Angeles theatre community. And in the midst of a national discussion on the lack of diversity in American theatre, we are proud to present plays that feature hugely diverse casts including an eclectic array of female characters.
MARABELLA by Boni Alvarez @ 2 pm
Directed by Peter J. Kuo
Marabella has been struggling to care for her newborn in her Pacoima apartment. When the baby's father, Jason Ellis, suddenly loses his wife, Marabella sees an opportunity to return back to the affair she was forced to leave behind. She expects a warm welcome. Instead she encounters a home filled with rage and resentment. Before she can return to Jason's arms, she must deal with the attractive young tutor and Jason's two sons whom she once nannied. Playwright Boni Alvarez offers a contemporary adaptation of Medea that leads a multi-ethnic cast in a thrilling and highly provocative journey. (Contains explicit language and sexual situations.)
Ticketed dinner and hosted bar @ 4 pm
SHE KILLS MONSTERS by Qui Nguyen @ 5 pm
Directed by Andy Lowe
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans, a teenager dealing with the death of her younger sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
Ticketed dessert reception and hosted bar @ 7 pm
Each reading will be followed by a talkback.
A $15 ticket includes dinner, hosted bar and dessert reception. All readings are complimentary. (At the door prices will go up $5.)
Free parking is available on the street.
Woman's Club of South Pasadena (View)
1424 Fremont Avenue
South Pasadena, CA 91030
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|