Cages - A Powerful and Provocative Psychological Drama
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The last date listed for Cages was Sunday July 15, 2012 / 4:00pm.
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See the reviews https://www.goldstar.com/events/hollywood-ca/cages from Goldstar members of a previous production of Cages_.
This intense drama shows a side of psychology that few have ever experienced…This production is highly recommended. —Accessibly Live _
Cages is entertaining and well-rounded with a largely capable cast, engaging script, excellent staging, and insightful direction. —LAist.com
Cages is a brilliantly acted and truthfully written drama — a cry from the heart of the dark prison world of the mentally ill. —TotalTheater.com
Playwright Leonard Manzella first enjoyed a busy career as an American-born leading man in the Italian film industry from 1968 to 1983, a period during which he worked with Marcello Mastroianni, Laura Antonelli, Rossano Brazzi, Klaus Kinski, and other greats. Returning to the U.S., Manzella opted for a career change and trained as a psychodramatist under the tutelage of renowned psychologist-criminologist Dr. Lewis Yablonsky. Manzella earned a Master’s Degree in social work from USC in 1989 and has since been a practicing psychotherapist. His play Cages is based upon his work treating mentally ill inmates in a California penal facility.
Cages was originally developed in the Robey Playwrights Program.
One of Los Angeles’ most highly regarded directors, Jon Lawrence Rivera, helms Cages. His most recently acclaimed productions include Bonded (2012 GLAAD Award nominee), The Sonneteer, Calligraphy, Ruby, Tragically Rotund, and Oedipus El Rey. There’s many, many more in Rivera’s remarkably prolific career. Nominated five times for the Ovation Award, he is the founding artistic director of Playwrights’ Arena.
The cast for Cages includes the talents of (in alphabetical order): Steve Apostolina, William Stanford Davis, Daniel V. Graulau, Sasha Higgins, Matt Kirkwood, Jemal McNeil, John Nielsen and Wiley B. Oscar.