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34 Star Starred
Eclectic Company Theatre
5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91607
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Sharon Dodgson
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Efren Matos Red Velvet
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314 reviews
529 stars
attended Dec 29 2011

I thought this was a great play. The story was very clever and original. The actors were all good. Great night out. Thank you Goldstar!

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11 stars
attended Jan 13 2012

I enjoyed it even more the second time.

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104 events
24 reviews
11 stars
attended Dec 16 2011

I really enjoyed this play. The story was a fascinating descent into the minds and hearts of its characters. I thought the cast was excellent. Probably the best thing I can say about it is that on the entire ride home after the play it remained...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“Lordygan deftly elicits sympathy for his characters … Sabrina Lloyd’s sensitive direction maximizes the script’s nuances and allows room for meaningful glances.” -LA Weekly
“Part of the delight of watching this play is learning these secrets (for we all have secrets we wish to suppress) and seeing the way in which they have affected the characters on stage.” -Edge Los Angeles
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“The finale effectively emphasizes the play’s message about the destructive effect of unspoken truths.” -Los Angeles Times
“Credible performances are given by Joseph Cardinale as Irving and Kenlyn Kanouse as Millie. Ivy Jones is particularly effective as the mildly crazy Sylvia. R.J Farrington provides comic relief as the acerbic nurse Adele Greene.” -Los Feliz Ledger
“William Faulkner’s injunction that ‘the past is never dead; it’s not even past’ gets unpacked to powerful effect in Kerr Seth Lordygan’s new play Askance at the Eclectic Company Theatre.” —LAist


From the producers of the hits Posing Strap Pirates, Gothmas and Measure for Measure comes a brand new world-premiere drama by award-winning playwright Kerr Seth Lordygan.

When an assisted-living retirement home suddenly closes, among the seniors being forced to re-locate are Irving and Milly, a long-married couple; and Sylvia, a woman suffering bouts of dementia aggravated by the long absence of her now-grown, gay son. The three seniors are more connected than they might first appear. Dark, mysterious, ugly secrets thought submerged for decades suddenly rise to the surface, uncovering a history of sex, blood and deceit. When justice demands that debts be paid and accounts settled, can love possibly survive?

Askance (adv.). 1. With an oblique glance. 2. With doubt or mistrust. —World English Dictionary.

Written by Kerr Seth Lordygan

Directed by Sabrina Lloyd

*Featuring *

Taylor Ashbrook, Jennifer Bailey, Joseph Cardinale*, Adam Coggins, RJ Farrington*, Sigi Gradwohl+, Ivy Jones*, Kenlyn Kanouse, Dave Kirkpatrick+, Frank Krueger, Rebecca Lane*+, Kerr Lordygan+, Wendy Radford*+, Beth Ricketson, Michael Tatlock*, David Veach+ and Roger Weiss+

_Cast is subject to change without notice. _

January 27th will be an alternate cast performance.

  • Member of Actors’ Equity Association The Union of

Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

+ Understudy/Alternate Cast