Venue Details

38 Star Starred
Road Theatre @ Lankershim Arts Center
5108 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601
Venue website Get directions
4.3 / 5 Rated by 14 members
Review from Roxanne Yahner

THE FRIENDLY HOUR was, more or less, a waste of our time. The play was based on an authentic journal of notes from a social club founded by a group of women in South Dakota in the late '20's which continued through the '90's. The short scenes...continued

reviewed Oct 04 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Monkman

Great show - highly recommend...parking is a bit of a problem though, get there early...

reviewed Sep 26 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Kelly Allen

The actors were fantastic. I didn't know what to expect, but I was so moved, and the show was funny too. My husband really liked it too, which I wasn't expecting. With 5 women on stage the entire time - I was worried. But no, the hubby really,...continued

reviewed Oct 26 2008 report as inappropriate
View All 6 Reviews
More Information


Tom Jacobson has had more than 50 productions staged in Los Angeles and around the country, including The Beloved Disciple, Cyberqueer, and Degenerate Art.  His adaptations Sperm for Circle X and The Orange Grove for Playwrights Arena were both sited as Critic’s Choice by the Los Angeles _Times__.  _He is delighted to once again be joining forces with The Road for The Friendly Hour following their 1998 collaboration, _Tainted Blood, _winner of seven Valley Theatre League Awards; their 2004 production of Ouroboros, which garnered a Garland Award for playwriting, as well as LA Weekly_ Awards _for playwriting and Production of the Year; and the 2005 production of Bunbury, which was nominated for a GLAAD Award and an Ovation Award, winning several Valley Theatre League Awards and winning Jacobson honors as Playwright of the Year and recognized as one of the top five productions of 2005 in Los Angeles.  He is a co-literary manager of The Theatre @ Boston Court, a founding member of Playwrights Ink, a board member of Cornerstone Theater Company, and teaches playwriting and related courses for UCLA Extension. His most recent project, The Chinese Massacre (Annotated), was workshopped by Circle X this summer.

Aside from directing Jacobson’s _Bunbury _at the Road, Mark Bringelson has directed the world premiere and a subsequent long-running revival of the playwright’s _Cyberqueer.  _Other world premieres include Susan Rubin’s Bitch at Bootleg, _The Clairvoyant _for Playwrights Arena, The Tesla Project at LA Contemporary Exhibitions (produced under a Rockefeller Grant), _Blue Corridor _at The Odyssey; and _Sirena, Queen of the Tango. _ He also directed the 25th anniversary production of Lanford Wilson’s _Rimers of Eldritch, _the North American premiere of the British play The Neighbor, and the wildly successful revival of Steaming at the Ivy Substation, among many others.  Most recently, he has worked on projects with Long Beach Opera, Orphean Circus, Indecent Exposure Productions, and just directed a developmental workshop of Susan Rubin’s new play, Tea.  His family hails from South Dakota, the setting for _The Friendly Hour, _which, granted, is a little scary.

<em>Company</em> Paranormal Investigation on the Queen Mary <em>An Evening of Classic Broadway</em> Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey <em>The Book of Mormon</em> <em>The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz</em>