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5 Star Starred
Actors Workout Studio
4735 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91602
818-506-3903
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Regarding the venue - It's a small theater, probably around 50 seats? The seats are low and a bit uncomfortable as they seem to be pretty worn. I had read a tip that it gets cold in there, so I took a shawl, which I used for part of it, but my friend was a bit hot, so go figure. There is one bathroom each for men and women. It's next door, but this is a building where the doors and the venue/offices are rightnexttoeachother, so it's not a big deal. You do have to climb stairs, though.
Play Noir 2014 info Sep 29 2014 star this tip starred
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They had drinks before the show. I just got a bottled water but my friend got a beer called Tallulah. Cool. There was another called Prohibition. I'm not sure what they had during intermission. We ate after the show at this place called Little Toni's which is right next door. They didn't close until 2am on Saturday, so it was perfect. Food was good. It's like an old-school Italian restaurant.
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71 events
30 reviews
53 stars
attended Apr 04 2009

It was nicely done. The acting was very good and it was well written. A younger crowd could related and an older one remembers what it was like.

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Moira Red Velvet
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114 reviews
14 stars
attended Apr 19 2009

Very well written and acted. The seats were a bit uncomfortable.

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15 reviews
13 stars
attended Apr 11 2009

I had a hard time with this one. Maybe because the writing is geared towards twenty-somethings who are still finding their way through life. The journey may be real, but don't make a play about it unless there's something poetic, new, or...continued

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Website

http://www.abovethecurvetheatre.com/

Description

Above the Curve Theatre presents the world premiere of Beneath Her Feet by Laura Birek and Jason Matthews, directed by Erica Brauer.

Beneath Her Feet was conceived as a full-length play with local writers and first time collaborators, Birek and Matthews, writing alternating scenes about the same set of characters. The play follows Stacey and Ally, two young Angelenos desperately trying to keep a firm footing as their worlds shift and tumble around them. Stacey’s story (written by Birek) intertwines with Ally’s (written by Matthews) throughout the course of a not-so-typical Friday in Los Angeles. While Ally searches for a new job and new love, Stacey must confront her increasingly unstable status quo, and both women are faced with choices that can change everything—for better or for worse.

“It is a very real show, with which people will easily identify,” said Erica Brauer, director and president of Above the Curve Theatre, “ and it was exciting to work on a piece that reflects the unique styles of both its writers while also presenting a cohesive story.” 

About Laura Birek**

**Laura Birek has a master’s in professional writing from USC and is the author of the knitting book Picture Perfect Knits from Chronicle Books. 

About Jason Matthews**

**Jason Matthews is an accomplished playwright, blogger and wine enthusiast.  He has a BA in Film Studies from UCSB, and a fantastic side-sweep hairdo.

About the Ticket Supplier: Above the Curve Theatre

Above The Curve, founded May 2006, in Los Angeles, CA, is a women-driven, actor-derived, nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering female artists and strengthening our community.

Above The Curve Theatre provides a fun and safe environment for artists to cultivate new and current talents. All members are encouraged to write, act, produce and direct, and, while our primary creative outlet is the theatre, we encourage all of our members to explore every medium of the entertainment industry. Our goal is to develop versatile artists capable of creating more dynamic work for women and tackling the most challenging roles.

At the same time, Above The Curve Theatre strives to provide the community with professional productions held to the highest standards of excellence. Through the awesome power of the performing arts, the ensemble hopes to educate and entertain, but it does not stop there, members are also encouraged to give back to our community through group sponsored charity events and outreach programs.