Beginnings: Los Angeles Playwrights Lab Presents Original Shorts
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Set during the time that Lee Harvey Oswald was held in the custody of the Dallas police, this new play takes a sideways look at a major turning point in American history. Christian Levatino's docudrama takes place in an office within police headquarters where homicide Captain William J. Fritz is given the task of interrogating Oswald. With the nation waiting for answers, the two discuss Van Heflin, Russia, Coca-Cola, Jim Brown, the AFL, backyard photographs and that Friday afternoon in Dealy Plaza. The play won Best of Fringe Extensions at the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival, as well as receiving a nomination for the Playwriting O Face Award. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
The Disconnect by Meredith Simonds: A recently-widowed woman tries to rewrite the history of her 35-year marriage through the social media-saturated love lives of her three grown daughters. Directed by Lisa Pelikan, and starring Ann Bronston as Pam, and Heather Long, Jennifer Pollono and Joy Darash as her daughters.
Baby Toes by June Carryl: Emmy is turning 40. Her ex just got married and they have unfinished business. Baby Toes is about growing up and moving on. Directed by Chris Raymond, starring Yasmina Sommers as Emmy and Matt Crabtree as Fred.
Land of the Blacks by Michael Shaw Fisher: When a New Yorker gets lost in the park, she meets a strange man from another time. What follows might be bizarre, magical, and frightening but it is always The Land of the Blacks. Directed by Jennifer Chambers, starring Rickie Peete and Yael Berkovich.
Summer House by Katie Letien: The truth will set us free or send us running. After learning about her husband’s affair, Jewels leaves him only to find herself in another place of familiar pain. Directed by Katie Letien, starring Tracey Silver, Suzan Mikiel, Alicia Lara and Tanya Fairfoot.
Bolshoi Bullshit by Robert Gardner: A famous Ballet Master’s return from the hospital causes a crisis in his family and his Ballet company. Directed by Harold Apter, starring Tom Badal, Stephanie Silverman, Michael Fallon, Alma Grey and Evan Silverman.