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78 Star Starred
Zephyr Theatre
7456 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90046
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9 reviews
8 stars
Go to Melrose Umbrella Company across the street for drinks before or after. Great Asian food at PingTung Eat In Market too.
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71 events
58 reviews
121 stars
Vinotecque is right across the street. Great wines and a wonderful selection of plates. All delicious. Friendly, professional service.
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121 events
66 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 23 2009

More stupid than funny, but has they say, dieing is easy, comedy is hard.

Good try.

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57 reviews
56 stars
attended Oct 23 2009

i really enjoyed the play. it was very funny. i took advantage of the free ticket. go an see it. its a great halloween treat!

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20 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 23 2009

Not funny or scary, not even that bloody. The plot if there was a plot made no sense. The actors tried there hardest but, without good writing it did not work. I would skip this one.

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Written by Allison Moore

Directed by Lee Sankowich

Playwright Allison Moore captivated audiences at the 2009 Humana Festival with this edgy, satirical and laugh-out-loud thriller, Slasher. This Halloween, The Zephyr on Melrose Theatre brings to Los Angeles all the hilarity, blood, and gore of Moore’s witty and brilliantly written black comedy. Slasher is the story of a D-list Hollywood movie director, Marc Hunter, who goes to Texas to shoot “Bloodbath,” a low-budget slasher flick. After he loses his ‘name actress’ he hires a local “Hooter” waitress, Sheena McKinney, as ‘The Last Girl’ to be killed, which unleashes her ‘invalid’ mother’s thwarted feminist rage.  The ensuing events — comical, intense, and emotional — result in a degree of horror Marc could never have imagined.

Allison Moore is a displaced Texan living in Minneapolis, where she is a Core Member of The Playwrights’ Center. Her plays include Hazard County, Eighteen, Urgent Fury, The Strange Misadventures of Patty, Cow Town, and American Klepto. Her work has been developed or read at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Williamstown Theatre Festival, InterAct Theatre, and Manhattan Theatre Club; and produced at the Cherry Lane Alternative, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Actor’s Express, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and The Playwrights’ Center, among others. Ms. Moore has received two Jerome Fellowships, a McKnight Advancement Grant, and the Iowa Arts Fellowship. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, and received her MFA from the Iowa Playwrights Workshop.

After serving for 16 years as Artistic Director of the Marin Theatre Co., Lee Sankowich resigned to return to producing and directing independently. Among the 45 plays he directed there were two world premieres of previously unproduced Tennessee Williams’ plays. His career got off to a jump start with his successful productions of_ One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest_ which ran for two and a half years in New York, five and a half years in San Francisco, a year and a half in Boston, and in Israel. In all, he did eleven productions of the play. Since then he has worked in Regional Theatres across the country including Baltimore Center Stage, The Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Rep, Florida Stage, Geva, Jewish Repertory Theatre, City Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theatre where he was a Resident Director, and was an Associate Professor of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University. Lee directed the seven-month run of The Last Schwartz in 2007-8 and most recently Someone’s Somebody at the Zephyr. Among his several awards, he has been the recipient of four San Francisco Bay Area Drama Critics Awards for Direction. Lee owns and operates the Zephyr Theatre.