Critical Darling The Chase Lounge: World's First One-Woman Farce
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The last date listed for The Chase Lounge was Thursday February 8, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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An African-American attorney with a successful career discovers she has an Iraqi half-sister she never knew about in award-winning playwright Wendy Graf's latest work. This hard-hitting drama about family conflict and clashing cultures stars L.A Weekly and NAACP Award-winner Diarra Kilpatrick as up-and-coming corporate attorney Julie Dolan, whose carefully constructed life begins to crumble when she meets her half-sister Neyla. Neyla, a violinist, has fled Iraq to audition for Julliard, but Julie suspects there is more to her story. Graf's fresh spin on racial relations gives each of its characters their own voice and point of view as they navigate in a world that has become interconnected and multicultural on every level. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Quotes & Highlights
- “An outrageously clever, maniacally riotous, refreshingly different slant on the format of one-person plays…The audience laughed uncontrollably nonstop, ... An insanely fun show--do see it!” <em>--Tolucan Times</em>
- "GO! The very funny Heidi Sulzman ably handles the challenge.... side-splitting!"<em> --LA WEEKLY</em>
- "Inventive... delightfully crafty... a one-person <em>Noises Off</em>!" <em>--Backstage West</em>
- "Outrageous! Sulzman defies all odds. Rackoff's direction is highly resourceful. Fun and unique... at breakneck speed!" <em>--Entertainment Today</em>
- "A great night out!"<em> --ReviewPlays.com</em>
Writer/Director David Rackoff has written a celebration of theater, a character comedy that blends witty and goofy into one delightful package. The play contains all the ingredients of a classical farce (mistaken identity, misguided seduction, and an elaborate chase scene), but the results have to be seen to be believed. The Chase Lounge promises to be an unforgettable, balls-to-the-wall comedic experience. Workshopped last year to great success, this play has something very entertaining and innovative to offer the Los Angeles Theatre scene.
“This is by far the most demanding show I’ve ever done. I play five very different characters and I have to switch from person to person in seconds. At one moment, I’m Michelle, the sweet, gay sister in the wheel chair, exiting through one door, only to return through another door, immediately, as her self absorbed, plastic surgeon twin, Falalla. Falalla is then attacked by their third sister, who Falalla drugged and gave plastic surgery, so she'd be identical also. It’s insanely physical; I’m always running, switching costumes, ducking through trap doors. Sometimes all five characters are on stage at once. The five minute long chase scene at the end of the show is practically a play in itself. And it’s an awesome challenge creating five very distinct, very separate characters” --Heidi, performer, The Chase Lounge