The Petrified Forest: Classic Noir Drama on Stage
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The last date listed for The Petrified Forest was Sunday April 27, 2014 / 2:00pm.
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Written by Robert Emmet Sherwood
Directed by Laura James
Produced by Jill Jones
This insightful, Depression-era tale of frustrated lives and spiritual emptiness is set in a gas station and lunchroom along an Arizona highway. The daughter of the station’s owner longs to go to Paris to paint. She falls in love with Alan Squier, a failed author who stops at the restaurant on his way to California and proposes elopement. Everything changes when the escaped criminal Duke Mantee arrives and holds them hostage, painting the plight of the search for values in a decadent civilization.
Please note: There will be loud explosive special effects sounds in the 2nd act.
About the Ticket Supplier: Theatre WestEstablished in 1962, Theatre West is the oldest, continually running theater company in Los Angeles. Our productions have toured both sides of the Atlantic, including the Edinburgh and Dublin Festivals, New York City, Atlanta, South Carolina, Seattle, San Francisco, and throughout California. Over the years Theatre West's plays have transferred to Broadway (Spoon River Anthology, Aesop in Central Park) and to feature films (A Bronx Tale, Faithful).
The theater is located in Hollywood near the Cahuenga Pass and is home to both professional productions for adults and, since 1984, the family themed Storybook Theatre. No seats are further than 40 feet from the stage.