Welcome To Your Alternative Reality at The Open Fist Theatre

Written and Directed by: Catherine Butterfield & Ron West
Starring: Lane Allison, Josh Banday, Tisha Terrasini Banker, Kiley Eberhardt, Bjørn Johnson, Dylan Maddalena, Paul Mischeshin, Beth Robbins, Emily Tuñon, & Micah Watterson.

A liberal journalist working for a right wing news program. An octogenarian stressing about the future of the planet. High level government leakers in love. A dry cleaner who might be our next president. What do they have in common? They are all stuck in this strange new post-election world we live in. “Welcome to Your Alternative Reality” is: the antidote to the low level thrum of anxiety running through all our lives. A bracing tonic of laughter and lunacy that will take the edge off your week, it’s a series of interwoven one acts and sketches about this bizarre new reality we find ourselves in.

Opening night: June 30th, Runs: June 28th- August 12th
(No performances on
July 28th and 29th)
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm. Sundays at 7 pm.
General Admission: $20  Students, Seniors, & Veterans: $15

Now in residence at:
The Complex at Atwater Village Theatre  3269 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039 

 

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The Gary Plays

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Open Fist Theatre Company presents Mednick’s entire “The Gary Plays” series in one epic production beginning May 4 at Atwater Village Theatre. Longtime Mednick collaborator Guy Zimmerman directs.

The Gary Plays runs May 4 through June 4 with performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 12 p.m.; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Preview performances take place April 26 through April 30 on the same schedule.

Part 1 (Tirade for Three, Girl on a Bed), Part 2 (Gary’s Walk, Out of the Blue) and Part 3 (DaddyO Dies Well, Charles’ Story) perform on a rotating basis on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with all three parts performed on Sundays. Go to www.openfist.org to view a complete schedule. Tickets are $30 for each two-play part, or $50 for a series pass (all three parts/six plays). Previews are $15 for each two-play part or $30 all three parts.

Atwater Village Theatre is located at 3269 Casitas Ave in Los Angeles, CA 90039. On-site parking is free. For reservations and information, call (323) 882-6912 or go to www.openfist.org.

REVIEWS AND PRESS-

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Fullscreen Studios

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Lots of progress being made at Fullscreen’s new studios on the Westside!   A big thank you to Mario Angel at Versales.com for help with the pipe and rigging hardware, and to Chris Stockton,  Alpheus Underhill & Bryan Foley for the excellent install work.   Next up is the electrical install of a all LED studio package featuring LitePanels new Astra 1×1 LitePanels and Sola fresnel series, Blizzard LED pars and a wireless Chamsys control system.   The first 2) original content stages for this exciting new streaming platform are well into production- much more to share soon!

 

BOTH: A Hard Day’s Silent Night 2015

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BOTH: A Hard Day’s Silent Night will perform this year at 24th Street Theatre 1117 West 24th Street Los Angeles, CA  90007

(Exit 10 freeway at Hoover and head south a few blocks)

Limited parking available in theatre parking lot across the street- Additional street parking available

Wednesday, Dec 16; 8 pmThursday, Dec. 17; 8 pmFriday, December 18; 8 pmSaturday, Dec. 19; 3 pmOpen Fist Fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 19; 7 pmSunday, Dec 20; 3 pm Sunday, Dec 20; 7 pm

The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side

Thru May 24, 2015, Thurs- Sat 8pm, Sun 7PM @ the Matrix Theatre

7657 Melrose Ave. LA, CA 90046- tix at www.piedpipersla.com  

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Big Art Labs- Smashlabs Stage

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Big thanks to Kenny Abney and Crunchy for bringing me in to design and hang the rep plot for the Smashlabs (3.0?) stage.  Can’t wait to see a show in there soon!

BIG ART LABS– Explaining ourselves

651 CLOVER ST LOS ANGELES, CA 90031  (323) 559-3505

Cirque Berzerk at Club Nokia Photos

Huge photo gallery courtesy of pix courtesy Pixie @ Pixie Vision Productions-  http://www.pixieonline.com

Gunfighter Nation Presents the LA History Project

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Pio Pico, Sam Yorty and the Secret Procession of Los Angeles

A dark meditation on the unseen forces that shape the universe that is El Lay. Historical, feverish, and anarchic –the LA History Project lives in the border regions between apocalypse and epiphany… Pio Pico the early ubiquitous godfather of so cal, and Sam Yorty, the race baiting crafty backroom matador who served to usher in modern  Los Angeles. A dark mass performed over the living corpse of our current necropolis and home.

Written and performed by Gunfighter Nation
Opening September 17th at The Lost Studio, playing Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30pm through October 2nd.

Downtown Social Hour @ Abundant Sugar

An intimate evening of amazing performance, specialty cocktails, music and wonderful socializing in a unique downtown venue.

Underground but way above average… The  new speakeasy.

This is a Private Event.  8 Performances are scattered about the evening and include Singing, Comedy, Aerial, Burlesque,and Dance. THERE IS NUDITY.  No photography of the performances.

DJ: Pumpkin will be hard at work between acts and after the show so you can take to the floor. Attire:….what does one wear to socialize? Casual? Evening? …Bear Suit? Cash Bar: Beer, Wine, Cocktails, and Specialty Drinks created by Cynthia Washburn Ticketing: $20 online. Ticket sales close 2 hours before doors. Check website for ticket availability at the door for $25.

Dates: June 16- 20, 8pm Location: 618A Moulton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90031 http://downtownsocialhour.com

Kabinet Theatre at The Alexandria Hotel

6175_144878561426_144869411426_3832512_1690578_n.:THE WANDERING MARIONETTES:. danse/acrobatiques/interactive theatre {cirque berzerk, wanderingmarionettes.netWith A Special Performance By :SUPER TALL PAUL music/improv/juggling {heliosjive.comDance To The Sounds Of: .:PUMPKIN:. dark organic/eclectic electronic/avant pop {pocketunderground.com, wandering marionettes} listen: http://soundcloud.com/pumpkin :JESSE WRIGHT: & Special Guests progressive/tech/funk {pocketunderground.com:JUPIT3R: glitch-hop/dubstep {jupitermusic.net} & Kabinet Residents SEDA and ANDREW ORBIT downstairs in The Gorbals all night long.

Doors open 8PM Performances 9PM til 12AM After party @ The Gorbals 1AM Saturday, June 12th, 2010

The Alexandria Hotel  501 S. Spring St.Los Angeles, CA 90013

Kabinet Theatre- The Wandering Marionettes at the Alexandria Hotel

Join us tonight for our new “monthly theatrical affair” at the lovely Alexandria Hotel in Downtown LA.

Kabinet Theatre
Saturday, February 20th, 2010
The Alexandria Hotel
501 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles CA 90013
8pm – 1230am, 21 & up
{performances 9pm – 12am}
Reception at THE GORBALS 1230am – 2am
Directions

Tickets will be $25 at the door, with a limited number of discounted presale tickets available soon online through our website http://wanderingmarionettes.net

Cirque Berzerk named recipient of “Downtowner of Distinction” award by Los Angeles Downtown News



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Apparently the alpha-dog Downtowner is Distinguished on Feb 22 in a knock down drag out neighborhood 3-3 streetball game, with Cirque Berzerk drawing a tough early round with the newly minted LAPD while Chabad Temple faces down the full wait staff of the Rivera Restaurant at home in South Park.

A Batch of Distinct Downtowners

Published: Friday, January 29, 2010 4:23 PM PST

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – The year 2009 may have been tough for many, but Downtown saw dozens of projects debut.

That led to the naming of 13 recipients of Los Angeles Downtown News’ annual Downtowners of Distinction awards. Winners are chosen by district and are selected for projects that have an impact on the entire neighborhood. The winners are: the High School for the Visual and Performing Arts in Bunker Hill; the Skid Row 3-on-3 Streetball League in Central City East; Cirque Berzerk in Chinatown; the 

Police Administrative Building in the Civic Center; the ESPN Headquarters and Regal Cinemas Stadium 14 (a tie) in the Figueroa Corridor; Pershing Square’s Programming in the Financial District; the Rowan Lofts in the Historic Core; the Haas Building and its Chabad of Downtown temple in the Jewelry District; Sakura Crossing in Little Tokyo; Rivera Restaurant in South Park; and the Gold Line Eastside Extension in Union Station/El Pueblo. (Not every Downtown district receives an award every year.) One of those winners will be announced as Project of the Year in the Feb. 22 issue of Downtown News.

Stage Door at The Open Fist Theatre Company

by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber Directed by Barbara Schofield
Jan. 22 – March 13
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 pm, Sundays @ 2 pm
Special Performances:
Preview Showings Jan. 14, 15, 16 and 17 • $15
Opening Night Friday Jan. 22 • $35 w/ Reception
Pay-What-You-Can Performances Jan. 17, 24 and 31
Tickets Adults $25 | Students & Seniors $20
call (323) 882-6912

LA TImes Review- Theater review: ‘Stage Door’ at Open Fist Theatre | Culture Monster | Los Angeles Times
LA Weekly Review- Stage Raw: Stage Door – Los Angeles Art – Style Council
Backstage.com Review- Stage Door
StageSceneLA Review- Stage Door
StageSceneLA Best of 2009-2010 Outstanding Lighting Design

Cirque Berzerk’s “Beneath” Summer 2009 at Los Angeles Historic State Park

Photo gallery courtesy the ever-so-lovely Pixie @ Pixie Vision Productions Photography :: CIRQUE BERZERK 2009 after the jump…

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