BRIMMER STREET THEATRE COMPANY
IN ASSOCIATION WITH BOOTLEG THEATER
PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE HOME OF MICHEL LEIRIS A READING OF THE PLAY ‘DESIRE CAUGHT BY THE TAIL’ BY THE PAINTER PABLO PICASSO
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY DAVID JETTE
PERFORMANCES BEGIN JUNE 10 AT BOOTLEG THEATER
The Brimmer Street Theatre Company has announced that in association with Bootleg Theater it will present the world premiere of Wednesday Night at the Home of Michel Leiris a Reading of the Play ‘Desire Caught by the Tail’ by the Painter Pablo Picasso, written and directed by David Jette, with performances beginning on Thursday, June 10. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 12, and Leiris/Picasso will play a limited engagement through July 24.
Leiris/Picasso twists the true story of an underground meeting between Picasso and the French existentialists into a slamming-doors sex farce. Enduring hunger, the Nazis, and each other, the greatest thinkers of the 20th century risk their lives to find that the master has written a play so unwatchable that even they cannot stomach the pretension.
The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Patrick Baker, Michael Bulger, Jenny Byrd, Dan Gordon, Amy K. Harmon, Tyler Jenich, Fred Ochs, Melissa Powell and Joseph L. Roberts. Julanne Jacobs is the production stage manager, and Leiris/Picasso is being produced for Brimmer Street Theatre Company by Jenny Byrd, Ian Garrett, and Michael Bulger. Leiris/Picasso is part of BSTC’s 2010 season, which also includes Summer in Hell by Miles Brandman, scheduled to open November 6 at studio | stage in Hollywood.
Brimmer Street Theatre Company is a Los Angeles-based performance company with a commitment to develop original theatre artists whose work challenges established forms and expectations, and to assemble a close ensemble of these artists, craftsmen, students, and benefactors to produce work of exceptional innovation and character. The mission of BSTC is to entertain, inspire, challenge, astound, and empower audiences and artists in the Los Angeles community. For more, visit www.BrimmerStreet.org.
Bootleg Theater is a 1930s warehouse and a home for Los Angeles artists who work in theatre, music, dance, and film. Bootleg provides artistic support and production resources to help these artists create original and daring interdisciplinary work. Combining art forms creates work that is surprising, unexpected, exciting and reflective of life in Los Angeles, a city where the boundaries are elastic, and not bound by tradition. Bootleg offers Los Angeles a celebration of itself.
There will be two lower-priced preview performances of Leiris/Picasso on Thursday, June 10 and Friday, June 11 at 8pm, and opening night is set for Saturday, June 12 at 8:00. THE MEDIA IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THE OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCE ON SATURDAY 6/12, BUT IS ALSO WELCOME AT ANY OTHER PERFORMANCE AFTER THAT DATE. The regular performance schedule will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm through July 24. All tickets for regular performances are $29 (previews are $20). To purchase tickets, call (213) 290-2782 or reserve online: www.BrimmerStreet.org. A portion of the ticketing fees for all Brimmer Street productions goes toward supporting LA Stage Alliance through their partnership with Patron Technology.
The Bootleg Theater is located at 2220 Beverly Boulevard, in Los Angeles, 90057. Free parking is available.
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