Talkin' It to the Streets: Back-to-Back One-Act Comedies
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One of the most sacred taboos in theater is broken when mime and spoken word unite in Human Identity, a solo show from Christopher Vened. A star of Henryk Tomaszewski's world-famous Wroclaw Pantomime Theater, Vened was the toast of the Eastern European theater scene until he daringly defected while on tour in the West. In the decades since, he's become an influential force in the worlds of performance and training, writing a key textbook and teaching at UCLA. Funny, inventive and eye-opening, his latest piece of "monodrama theatre" is nothing less than a quest to figure out the meaning of human identity. Learn More
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Playwrights Jeremy Kehoe and Paul Elliott have teamed up to showcase back-to-back one-act comedies in Talkin’ It to the Streets at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood. Come prepared to laugh your bloomin’ onion off.
Kehoe, whose Los Angeles productions include Killing Russell Crowe and Ready, Aim, You’re Fired, puts the street-themed show in gear with Car Play: She & Him. Car Play tells the tale of two middle-of-the-road castaways navigating pothole-laden lives. In the lead is Jill, whose ability to suck the color from a rainbow has pushed her therapist off the psychological ledge and left her flying solo in an overcrowded world. Tailgating her is Greg, whose inability to scratch his existential itch has left him looking for answers at the oracle of Gin and Tonic (much to the chagrin of his aspiring-actor bartender, Vinny). With a Monday-morning drizzle icing their lives, Greg presses the accelerator of change, sending the two on a collision course for a partly cloudy future.
The production moves up a few flights with Elliott’s Ledge, Ledger and the Legend, recently listed as one of the 25 most produced one-act plays in the last 20 years. When Peter climbed out on that ledge to commit suicide, he thought J.M. was trying to stop him. Wrong! Who knew Suicide could be so much fun?