Venue Details

20 Star Starred
Lounge Theatre
On the corner of Santa Monica and El Centro 6201 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-469-9988
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Member Tips

Paulette Benson
You might bring a snack bar since there isn't much in the way of food
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Paulette Benson
Casual to dressy
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Pamela Brogdon-Wynne
Parked nearby on the street
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Pamela Brogdon-Wynne
Wine and snacks for a donation.
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Pamela Brogdon-Wynne
Small Hollywood theater.
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Hblady
Recommend dinner before with a drink and just relax and enjoy the show.
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22 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 06 2009

well written and very well acted, what i have come to expect from peppur chambers work. thank you so much!

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8 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 07 2009

Great play, great acting. I expected more about Billie Holiday, who is a character in the play, but not the biggest character. Well written, thought provoking.

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2 reviews
44 stars
attended Nov 01 2009

Wonderful production. Talented cast. A must-see!

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Website

http://www.spexperience.biz/

Description

By Peppur Chambers

Directed by Les Wieder

Looking for a place where nobody cares who you are outside and “respect one another” is the rule? Welcome to Joe’s bar in the world premiere of House Rules, a play about love, respect and Billie Holiday.

It’s 1944. Billie Holiday, at the height of her career, walks into a rinky dink bar called Joe’s.  But who is she in this different place? This is a world where a cast of eight characters try to hide something, find something, or just forget. That is, until a set of house rules changes everyone’s lives forever.

House Rules is directed by the award-winning director and writer, Les Wieder. He’s been nominated several times for Los Angeles Ovation Awards and NAACP Theatre Awards.  His direction of his written script, “Sojourner – The Story of Sojourner Truth,” garnered the 2005 NAACP Theater Award for best ensemble production. “I was drawn to House Rules because of the writing, there’s a jazziness to the piece,” Wieder says. “It’s a story about dignity and what do you do when you lose love and respect. That is a theme I want to highlight within this story.”

This is the first full-length play for the multi-talented actor, writer and producer, Peppur Chambers. “I like human nature and observing people to see what makes them tick without the ability to wear a mask…for example, who is Billie Holiday without the gardenia? I wanted to explore what it like to bring these people together in an environment where they have to deal with each other.”  Chambers is also the creator of the sultry, sassy, sophisticated cabaret theater experience Harlem’s Night: A Cabaret Story performed by the Brown Betties.

House Rules is produced by The S&P Experience, a production company founded in 2008 by Sabah El-Amin and Peppur Chambers. The mission of The S & P Experience is to develop, create, nurture and produce projects that positively develop the careers of women in entertainment. In addition to House Rules, the company also produces the popular Monologue Slam series.

Cast:

Rolando Boyce

Peppur Chambers

Sabah El-Amin

Zokai Holmes

Ricco Ross

Rahad Coulter-Stevenson

LeShay Tomlinson-Boyce

Vincent M. Ward