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The Lounge Theatres
On the corner of Santa Monica and El Centro 6201 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 14 members
Review from Zina Grant-Banks
1 event 1 review

Attended the Show on Saturday Night... I truly enjoyed the cast and story line.Great preformance!

reviewed Oct 31 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from PSmith
Red Velvet 96 events 12 reviews

Wonderful production. Talented cast. A must-see!

reviewed Nov 01 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Paulette Benson
46 events 26 reviews

The acting was strong and compelling...quite wonderful. This is not a play about Billie Holiday, however.
Holiday is a very ancillary character in this drama.

reviewed Nov 01 2009 report as inappropriate
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By Peppur Chambers

Directed by Les Wieder

Looking for a place where nobody cares who you are outside and “respect one another” is the rule? Welcome to Joe’s bar in the world premiere of House Rules, a play about love, respect and Billie Holiday.

It’s 1944. Billie Holiday, at the height of her career, walks into a rinky dink bar called Joe’s.  But who is she in this different place? This is a world where a cast of eight characters try to hide something, find something, or just forget. That is, until a set of house rules changes everyone’s lives forever.

House Rules is directed by the award-winning director and writer, Les Wieder. He’s been nominated several times for Los Angeles Ovation Awards and NAACP Theatre Awards.  His direction of his written script, “Sojourner – The Story of Sojourner Truth,” garnered the 2005 NAACP Theater Award for best ensemble production. “I was drawn to House Rules because of the writing, there’s a jazziness to the piece,” Wieder says. “It’s a story about dignity and what do you do when you lose love and respect. That is a theme I want to highlight within this story.”

This is the first full-length play for the multi-talented actor, writer and producer, Peppur Chambers. “I like human nature and observing people to see what makes them tick without the ability to wear a mask…for example, who is Billie Holiday without the gardenia? I wanted to explore what it like to bring these people together in an environment where they have to deal with each other.”  Chambers is also the creator of the sultry, sassy, sophisticated cabaret theater experience Harlem’s Night: A Cabaret Story performed by the Brown Betties.

House Rules is produced by The S&P Experience, a production company founded in 2008 by Sabah El-Amin and Peppur Chambers. The mission of The S & P Experience is to develop, create, nurture and produce projects that positively develop the careers of women in entertainment. In addition to House Rules, the company also produces the popular Monologue Slam series.


Rolando Boyce

Peppur Chambers

Sabah El-Amin

Zokai Holmes

Ricco Ross

Rahad Coulter-Stevenson

LeShay Tomlinson-Boyce

Vincent M. Ward

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