Venue Details

64 Star Starred
Zephyr Theatre
7456 Melrose Ave. Hollywood, CA 90046
323-653-4667
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Member Tips

rissadee
Although it's always nice to dress up for the theater, nice and casual is perfectly fine.
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rissadee
Lala's or Antonio's
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rissadee
Valet parking is avail; side street too if on weekend - read the signs!
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Goldstar Member
The Village Idiot is also nearby - always a good choice.
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Dean Mancina
Wear anything
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Dean Mancina
I enjoyed Vienna Cafe for a casual meal before the show.
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Reviews & Ratings

394 ratings
4.7 average rating
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17 events
5 reviews
14 stars
attended Nov 27 2010

Loved this play! The writing is brilliant, the characters are real, the story is so familiar and so personal, but with so many twists that it never lags. The acting is... continued

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113 events
72 reviews
11 stars
attended Jan 02 2011

Caught! is a great play, good acting, great story--as other reviewers said, makes you cry, laugh & comtemplate life. Zephyr is a great venue-cozy, intimate, nice lobby... continued

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190 events
149 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

Excellent job, breathtaking performances, and beautiful set design....and on top of them a nice writting and beautiful directing. Sure a must see play.

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Website

http://www.caughttheplay.com

Quotes & Highlights

Ovation Recommended
“GO! A scintillating domestic comedy” " -LA Weekly
“Superb…an emotional roller-coaster” —The Advocate
“Wow! A breakout hit…my favorite new play of the past year” -StageSceneLA
“Gets its comic spark from the familiar spectacle of a culture clash. Directed with polish!” -Los Angeles Times
“Engaging” —LA Stage Times 
“Riveting” -EDGE
“Wonderful…beautifully and meticulously structured” -Cameron Crowe
“Emotionally-gripping…triumphs as a genuinely riveting, enjoyable piece of living theater.” —Broadway World
See a list of restaurants on Melrose Avenue near the theater.
Nominated for 2 LA Weekly Theatre Awards: Best Acting Ensemble, Best Direction of a Play.
This is THE word-of-mouth show to see." -Frontiers Magazine

Description

Over the past several years, the debate over same-sex marriage has split the country, deeply divided religious communities, and galvanized American politics. Directed by Nick DeGruccio, Caught, a world premiere play by David L. Ray, centers around the upcoming wedding of Kenneth and Troy, a committed gay couple living in Los Angeles. Only days before the event, Kenneth’s estranged and culturally-conservative sister, Darlene, and her daughter unexpectedly visit from Georgia. Caught explores the meaning of “marriage,” and how a family can find a way to meet in the middle while navigating long-standing religious values and staying true to their core beliefs.

Caught squarely earns both its laughter and its tears and, says Broadway World, “triumphs as a genuinely riveting, enjoyable piece of living theater.”

Writer David L. Ray is an acclaimed emerging playwright whose previous works have been produced nationwide, including the historic Cherry Lane Theatre in New York, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and the Marilyn Monroe Theatre in West Hollywood.

Nick DeGruccio is a multi Ovation, LADCC, and Garland Award-winner for Best Director. He has helmed productions at other prestigious theaters, including South Coast Rep, The Colony Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, The Rubicon, Cabrillo Music Theatre, Musical Theatre West, Performance Riverside and more. He is the artistic director of the acclaimed Havoc Theatre Company.