Beginnings: Los Angeles Playwrights Lab Presents Original Shorts
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The last date listed for Beginnings was Thursday April 12, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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A sold-out critical hit Off Broadway and a big winner at this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival, the raucous comedy Women cleverly retells the beloved story of Louisa May Alcott's March girls as if it were an episode of Lena Dunham's HBO show Girls, complete with the ready-made hashtag #bethdies. And it isn't much of a stretch to imagine Jo, Amy, Beth and Meg existing in both worlds, especially in this fast-paced and keenly-observed series of sketches. Written by Chiara Atik, the show earned a New York Times critics' pick and scored several awards at the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Fest, including Top of the Fringe and Best Comedy. Learn More
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There were 5 one-act plays, each written by different new playwrights from the LA Playwrights Lab. I definitely enjoyed seeing the different writers', directors' and actors' styles throughout the evening.
The staff at the theater itself were...continued
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.