Talkin' It to the Streets: Back-to-Back One-Act Comedies
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Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Now the national touring production is back at the Pantages for a second round of hilarity. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." 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?