Venue Details

3 Star Starred
studio/stage
Between Clinton St and Maplewood Ave 520 North Western Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90004
323-793-2153
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Member Tips

PJ
Tiny hole in the wall theatre. Neighbourhood has zero pre or post possibilities.
info Aug 21 2012 star this tip starred
PJ
Street parking only so you need to get lucky.
info Aug 21 2012 star this tip starred
James King
They've upgraded from banquet chairs to Adirondaks with cushions
info Aug 27 2012 star this tip starred

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 08 2012

This beachy romp is a enjoyable night out. The set is breathtakingly luminous, and the fast moving script is very entertaining. Lisa Temple is moving as the wife, with... continued

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33 reviews
48 stars
attended Aug 18 2012

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... continued

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Website

http://www.studio-stage.com/spqr.php

Quotes & Highlights

“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

Description

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