Interacting With Controversial Figures of the 20th Century In Inside Private Lives
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The last date listed for Inside Private Lives was Sunday May 20, 2007 / 7:30pm.
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The Visceral Company, called "L.A.'s premiere horror theatre troupe," offers a darker take on the holiday season with two interrelated one-acts from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, author of the book for the musical based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel American Psycho and the screen adaptation for the 2013 remake of Stephen King's Carrie. The Mystery Plays follow a director of horror films after he's the sole survivor of a terrible train wreck on his way to his family's house for Christmas and a lawyer returning to her hometown for the first time since her parents and younger sister were murdered. Aguirre-Sacasa has also written for, among other things, Marvel Comics and the HBO series Big Love. Learn More
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- An LA Weekly Pick of the Week!
- "Best of 2006" for "Best New Form" -ReviewPlays.com
- "The funny scenes found most of their humor in the unintentional absurdity of these cultural icons. Hearing bubbly Tupperware vice president Brownie Wise explain that women don't belong in the boardroom (her being the exception) is made funnier because it actually happned. The beliefs Koresh spouts are so ridiculous that Shofner's performance got some of the biggest laughs, but the actor played him with straight-faced sincerity." --Splash! Magazine
<p>Inside Private Lives is a unique theatrical experience, unlike anything currently playing in Los Angeles, in which controversial 20th-century figures engage and interact with audiences. The figures portrayed include: Christine Jorgensen, the first American to transform from a man to a woman; Bobby Sands, the I.R.A. activist who starved himself to death in protest against abuse of political prisoners by the British; Billy Carter, the colorful, beer drinking younger brother of US President Jimmy Carter; Jane Roberts, an American author, poet, and medium who channeled the entity Seth; Elia Kazan, the celebrated stage and film director who was damned for his cooperation with the House Un-American Activities Committee during the McCarthy Era; Marge Schott, owner of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team who was suspended by Major League Baseball for her racist attitudes; King Edward the VIII who abdicated the throne because of his love affair with American Wallis Simpson; Brownie Wise, executive and inventor of the Tupperware "Home Parties"; Julia Philips, first woman to win an Oscar for Producing The Sting who was later fired from Close Encounters of the Third Kind set for her raging drub abuse; Tokyo Rose, an American citizen convicted for treason in 1949 and spent 10 years in an American prison; and David Koresh, infamous leader of the Branch Davidians.</p>