Modern Drama -- A Sophisticated New Comedy About Infidelity and Revenge
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A dazzling who's who of Hollywood and Broadway talent will come together for this special benefit concert at The Pasadena Playhouse to help raise money to assist with relief efforts in the Philippines following November's devastating typhoon. Performers donating their time and remarkable talents include Lea Thompson (Cabaret, NBC's Caroline in the City), Loretta Devine (Dreamgirls), Sam Harris (The Producers), Nicole Parker (Wicked), Gwen Stewart (Rent), Valerie Perri (Evita, Gypsy) and many more. Proceeds will support the American Red Cross' Typhoon Appeal and its efforts to assist overseas as the people of the Philippines begin to recover and rebuild. Please see the full event description for a complete list of scheduled performers. Learn More
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Short and sweet - over in an hour. Didn't really leave a lasting impression. Breezy and pleasant but faded away just like the Sea Breezes that were handed out for free (nice touch). Great value for money and an escape from the Valley heat on a Saturday night.
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- "The laughs abound. Kudos to a charismatic Griselda Marquez as the maid and an exuberant set by Geromino Guzman. Perfect summer fare. Extremely recommended."--The Tolucan Times
- "This play comes just in time. Summer is still new and full of possibilities, and for those who can't summer on The Cape (I did it again!) or get a place in Southampton, get your dose of Tommy Hilfiger right here." --Viva Lost Angeles
- "The small, yet technically capable cast and simple, yet effective staging make this One-Act comedy a must-see for some hearty summertime laughs. The intimate and inventive house seating (everyone gets their own Adirondack deck chair complete with pillows and arm rests) makes the audience feel like they are part of the action, and the Sea Breezes are delicious!" --Splash magazine
After 10 years, accomplished playwright Bill Sterritt and SPQR Stage Company are bringing back one of his popular original absurdist comedies, Modern Drama. For this performance, the theater will be transformed into a beach town. Theatergoers will sit inside an oversized cabana in Adirondack chairs.
“This is a blending of influence from both Private Lives and Six Characters, two shows that have always been favorites of mine,” said Sterritt, who is also directing the piece. “That’s something very interesting about this show, seeing how the two styles merge. You have these fictional characters on stage with real characters, almost like an even more bizarre Midnight in Paris. The result is a very interesting dynamic and relationship between the characters…and a wild comedy!”
Due to some mature content, this show is recommended for those age 13 and older.
About the Ticket Supplier: SPQR Stage Company
S.P.Q.R. Stage Company is studio/stage's resident stage company. The original works of S.P.Q.R. Stage Company have been recognized and lauded by such organizations as The Eugene O'Neill National Theater Conference, South Coast Repertory Theater, American Repertory Theater, The Seattle Rep, The Mark Taper Forum, The California Arts Council, The Chesterfield Writers Film Project, and the Sundance Institute.
"Compelling Theater" - L.A. Weekly