Talkin' It to the Streets: Back-to-Back One-Act Comedies
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Tarell Alvin McCraney's latest acclaimed play tracks the coming-of-age of a group of talented young African-American prep-school singers whose choral prowess is woven seamlessly into the story. Pharus, the undisputed superstar of the choir, is searching for the courage to let his true self shine through, in this work by MacArthur Fellowship-winner McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), who's been called "without question, the hottest young playwright in America" (Chicago Tribune). The West Coast premiere reunites director Trip Cullman, star Jeremy Pope and several other cast members from its 2013 New York run. 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?