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.

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REVIEWS AND PRESS-

The Black Glass- Padua Playwrights and the Open Fist at the Hollywood Fringe Central Mainstage

A blistering and darkly comedic deconstruction of corporate power in the age of Occupy Wall Street and internet porn by the award-winning playwright and director Guy Zimmerman. One of Los Angeles’ leading theatrical voices, Zimmerman delivers a searing indictment of the current neo-liberal mores in a story involving intrigue after hours in an office in downtown Los Angeles. In return for the CEO position at his LA-based corporation, Bentham offers his daughter to the sinister McGivern. McGivern’s two female cohorts have very different ideas, and the play takes unexpected twists and turns on the way to an explosive denoument.

Schedule- Sunday June 17 2012, 3:30 PM, Tuesday June 19 2012, 6:30 PM, Sunday June 24 2012, 3:30 PM

6209 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038 (map) Box Office 323 – 818-823-1008

Reviews

DaddyO Dies Well- Padua Playwrights at the Electric Lodge

More info at DaddyO Dies Well :: Padua Playwrights

Reviews

Clown Show For Bruno & The Destruction of the 4th World at ARTSHARE LA

ZOO DISTRICT and the PADUA PLAYWRIGHTS present a mini-festival of evenings of work by Murray Mednick.

CLOWN SHOW FOR BRUNO Produced by the Padua Playwrights Directed By Guy Zimmerman
THE DESTRUCTION OF THE 4TH WORLD Produced by the Zoo District Directed By Kristi Schulz and Brian Frette

ARTSHARE LA Mar 26- Apr 19
Show map of 801 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Performed on alternating nights on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays @ 8:00pm
Performed together on Sat @ 5:00pm and 8:00pm. w/ screenings of GIRL ON A BED and other films to follow (opens March 28).
More info @ paduaplaywrights.net

The Padua Playwrights presents The Neo-Sacred Revival at ARTSHARE LA

This show was a real treat to design- the pictures don’t do this show justice at all.

The premise of this show was to have 9 artists have their artwork or sculptures be the source of inspiration for 9 short one act plays.   We instituted a rhythm where each art piece would be showcased as a cue its own, allowing people to take in a consider the piece before fading into the scene written about it.

I found the relationship unfolding onstage to be enjoyable on many many levels and I do hope that Padua returns to this multi-playwright/ multi- artist concept soon.

A Thousand Words- Padua Playwrights at ARTSHARE LA

Previews take place June 6th, 7th and 8th. The show opens Friday, June 13th, and continues through June 29th. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm. General admission tickets are $20, with preview tickets only $15.

Art Share L.A. / 801 East 4th Place / Los Angeles, CA 90013 / (213) 625-1766

White Cold Virgin Snow- Empire Red Lip at Glaxa Studios

“The White Cold Virgin Snow,” Glaxa Studios, 3707 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake. Fridays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Ends Oct. 26. $12. (213) 228-9599. Running time: 2 hours.

LA Times Review- ‘Virgin Snow’ Offers a Curious Spin on Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ – Los Angeles Times

Murdered Sleep- Empire Red Lip at Glaxa Studios

“Murdered Sleep: Meditations on Shakespeare’s Macbeth,” Glaxa Studios, 3707 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake. Fridays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Ends March 23. $12. (213) 666-6130 Running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes.

LA Times Review- ‘Sleep’: Modern Character Studies of Macbeth – Los Angeles Times