Lavender Love: World-Premiere Play About 1920s-Era Gay Hollywood at Macha Theatre
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Hit comedy Women Are Crazy Because Men Are A**holes shines a harsh and hilarious spotlight on relationships in the modern world. The play, from writer-director Brad Gottfred, centers around single lady Nicole, who's finally meeting her new crush, Dylan, after a two-month internet courtship. The two get together along with several other couples at a celebratory brunch that quickly devolves into a series of sexual misadventures among all of the parties involved. After a sold-out run in Chicago, this crowd-pleasing comedy returns to Los Angeles before heading to the off-Broadway stage in 2014. Learn More
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This was the worst piece of crap I have ever seen and I've seen bad productions before. I'm sorry to the actors and they did try their best but other than the costumes being fantastic, there is absolutely nothing redeeming about this show. Only other good point, was the actor playing Ruddy Valentino was very cute. Do not waste your time!
Quotes & Highlights
- "The suspense is superb, complete with elaborate, authentic period wardrobe and set design." --<em>Tolucan Times</em>
- "Nanin has a good eye as a director, keeping the pace quick and bright. It's silly, campy and fun!" --<em>Broadway World</em>
Lavender Love: a new play by Odalys Nanin
(Award winning playwright, producer and founder of Macha Theatre/Films) directed by Ilmar Taska and Odalys Nanin
A "lavender marriage" is the union of two gay celebrities who pretend to be involved with each other in a heterosexual relationship. It serves like a smoke screen to the press protecting them from society's cruelty of the time against gay love. Famous silent screen diva Alla Nazimova and Rudolph Valentino lived together in a mansion on the corner of Sunset and Crescent Heights which is now a parking lot. The character of Alas Nin is the time traveler who connects us to the past revealing to the audience what it was really like to live in their shoes.
It's sensual, it's sarcastic, it's debauchery and hysterically funny but most of all it's incredibly real.
Written in celebration of West Hollywood's 25 year anniversary, Lavender Love is a look back in time in order to learn where we came from and what we have learned if anything at all.
Odalys Nanin - Co-Director
Since graduating from The Drama Studio London and Rutgers University, Odalys Nanin has appeared in many MOW, soap operas, series, T.V. commercials and at least 30 theatre productions both in New York and Los Angeles. She has earned a stellar reputation for writing, directing and producing theatre in Los Angeles.
Nanin is the recipient of three Drama-Logue Theatre Awards for direction, performance and production of Vargas Llosas La Chunga. Her other plays are Skin of Honey, Love Struck, Garbo’s Cuban Lover, The Nun and the Countess and Beyond Love.
Garbo’s Cuban Lover and The Nun and the Countess were chosen as “One of the Best Ten Plays by the Advocate Magazine and were Critic’s Pick in Backstage West. Beyond Love received a Curve Magazine Award for best Lesbian play.
Nanin has also translated, adapted, directed and produced Blood Wedding by Garcia Lorca which received Critic’s Pick in Backstage West.
Nanin is also a screenwriter/filmmaker and has written, directed and produced two short films: Only One Suitcase and Garbo’s Cuban Lover which are promos to her screenplays. Only One Suitcase, the short film, has screened at the NYFilm Festival, the LA International Film Festival, Cinemafest in Puerto Rico and the Taos Film Festival. Garbo’s Cuban Lover, the short film, has screened at Outfest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and at the L.A. Shorts Festival.
Nanin has been recognized by Tentaciones Magazine as one of the most influential Latinas in the LGBTI community. She has been interviewed by the Advocate, Curve Mag, The Blade, Los Angeles Times, Frontiers, L.A. Weekly, Entertainment Today, The Sophisticate, La Opinion, and Power Up Magazine. She has also participated in the following panels: Queering the Heart of Aztlan at UCLA, Queer Filmmakers Panel, Chicano/Chicana Literature Conference in Alcala, Spain and has been on the board of the Astraea Foundation. She is the Producing Artistic Director and Founder of Macha Theatre/Films.
Ilmar Taska - Co-Director
Ilmar Taska was born into a camp in Siberia, but only met the real wolves later in the entertainment business, where he has written, produced and directed film productions like Back in the USSR with Roman Polanski, Candles in the Dark with Maximillian Schell and Alyssa Milano, Set Point with Carmen Kass and recently Thy Kingdom Come/WIngs of Fear.
He started his theatre career at the age of 11, playing the lead character in the Estonian National Radio Theatre's radio-play Lenin's Smile. Later he worked in Sweden with Nordstjarna and Remote Control Productions. Last year Ilmar directed Power of Love by Tony J. Williams at The Courtyard Theatre in London starring Kate Winslet's sister Anna Winslet and Christoph Dostal. This is Ilmar's first collaboration with Odalys Nanin.