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Zephyr Theatre
7456 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90046
323-653-4667
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 396 members
Review from Sandy
Red Velvet 222 events 24 reviews

Such an amazing play! Go see it!

reviewed Jan 07 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Daniel Alexander
19 events 5 reviews

Loved this play! The writing is brilliant, the characters are real, the story is so familiar and so personal, but with so many twists that it never lags. The acting is top notch, and the play is obviously well directed. This is easily one of...continued

reviewed Nov 27 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Robert B.
Red Velvet 158 events 116 reviews

Caught! is a great play, good acting, great story--as other reviewers said, makes you cry, laugh & comtemplate life. Zephyr is a great venue-cozy, intimate, nice lobby with complimentary coffee/tea & tables with candles/linen to sit at during the...continued

reviewed Jan 02 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“GO! A scintillating domestic comedy” – LA Weekly

“Superb…an emotional roller-coaster” – The Advocate

“Wow! A breakout hit…my favorite new play of the past year” – StageSceneLA

“Gets its comic spark from the familiar spectacle of a culture clash. Directed with polish!” -Los Angeles Times

“Engaging” -LA Stage Times

“Riveting” – EDGE

“Wonderful…beautifully and meticulously structured” – Cameron Crowe

“Emotionally-gripping…triumphs as a genuinely riveting, enjoyable piece of living theater”. – Broadway World

Nominated for 2 LA Weekly Theatre Awards: Best Acting Ensemble, Best Direction of a Play.

“This is THE word-of-mouth show to see.” – Frontiers Magazine

Description

Over the past several years, the debate over same-sex marriage has split the country, deeply divided religious communities, and galvanized American politics. Directed by Nick DeGruccio, Caught, a world premiere play by David L. Ray, centers around the upcoming wedding of Kenneth and Troy, a committed gay couple living in Los Angeles. Only days before the event, Kenneth’s estranged and culturally-conservative sister, Darlene, and her daughter unexpectedly visit from Georgia. Caught explores the meaning of “marriage,” and how a family can find a way to meet in the middle while navigating long-standing religious values and staying true to their core beliefs.

Caught squarely earns both its laughter and its tears and, says Broadway World, “triumphs as a genuinely riveting, enjoyable piece of living theater.”

Writer David L. Ray is an acclaimed emerging playwright whose previous works have been produced nationwide, including the historic Cherry Lane Theatre in New York, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and the Marilyn Monroe Theatre in West Hollywood.

Nick DeGruccio is a multi Ovation, LADCC, and Garland Award-winner for Best Director. He has helmed productions at other prestigious theaters, including South Coast Rep, The Colony Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, The Rubicon, Cabrillo Music Theatre, Musical Theatre West, Performance Riverside and more. He is the artistic director of the acclaimed Havoc Theatre Company.

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