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Open Fist Theatre
Between N. El Centro and Vine 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
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"Fernando Richardson's Treacherous Brain"
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2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 12 2011

A fairly flawless cast spins a cautionary tale about keeping secrets in a marriage. While we were nervous that the hospital bed would capsize at any moment (might want to tighten those screws), the story never did. Just enough humor and the right...continued

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attended May 12 2011

enjoyable evening, excellent cast, but problematic story...

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attended May 19 2011

Funny and moving, with strong cast and very well written dialogue. Highly recommend this play to others.

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Writer Monica Trasandes is a founding member of Playwrights 6.


Playwrights 6 and Open fist theatre Company are proud to present the world premiere of_ Fernando Richardson’s Treacherous Brain_, which is about a man who, after having brain surgery, begins to passionately proclaim his love for a woman who is not the wife he adores.

The play, written by Monica Trasandes and directed by Andre Barron, asks the question: If your brain allowed you to express, without filters, all of your thoughts and desires, what secrets would be revealed, even to you? In a humorous way, it also touches on the longing faced by immigrants, on upper-middle class guilt, and on the particular experiences of couples from different cultures.

The cast includes Roberto Montesinos, Amy Chaffee, Paula Fins, Lyn Michele Ross, Mark Slater and Karla Zamudio.