THE GOOD BOY
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY MICHAEL BONNABEL
DIRECTED BY DARIN ANTHONY
SET FOR LIMITED RUN AT LOS ANGELES THEATRE CENTER
APRIL 28 – MAY 22
The Latino Theater Company, in association with Ken Werther, has announced a limited engagement of The Good Boy at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. This new solo show, written and performed by Michael Bonnabel and directed by Darin Anthony, will play two preview performances on Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29. The opening is set for Saturday, April 30 at 8pm, and the engagement will run through Sunday, May 22 only.
The Good Boy is set in Pasadena in the 1960s, telling the humorous and heartwarming tale of Michael Bonnabel’s struggle to gain independence from his large, loving, and complicated family, which also happened to be led by deaf parents. Told in sign, speech, and song, Bonnabel explores the weight of the adult responsibilities the young boy must face, as well as his yearning to bond with his emotionally distant father. An earlier version of The Good Boy ran at The Bootleg Theater during the later summer and early fall of 2010, garnering audience and critical acclaim.
Writer/Performer Michael Bonnabel is a Los Angeles based performance artist with a wide range of theatre, film and television credits, including award-winning performances in Philip Littell’s No Miracle: A Consolation at Playwrights’ Arena and the ADA Best Revival signed and spoken production of Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story at the Actor’s Workout Studio. He has appeared in Ken Roht’s 99¢ Only Calendar Girl Competition, Route 99: Orange Star Dinner Show, Peace Squad Goes 99, and in Robert Prior’s colorful adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, Project: Wonderland at The Bootleg Theater. Other local stage work include productions with Long Beach Opera, West Coast Ensemble, Tiffany Theaters, Highways, the Odyssey Theatre, the Colony Theatre and the Meta Theatre.
Director Darin Anthony has become one of LA’s most sought after stage directors. His ever-expanding list of credits includes the critically acclaimed productions of Heads, A Hole in the Dark, and The Book of Liz for The Blank Theatre Company, Talley’s Folly, My Thing of Love and Smudge for Syzygy Theatre Group, Lanford Wilson’s Burn This (Amalgam Theatre), The Boarding House by Ann Noble (Interact Theatre), and Richard Greenberg’s The Violet Hour (Hollywood Food Chain Productions at the Lillian Theatre). Specializing in new works, Anthony has also helmed premiere productions of Sidhe by Ann Noble at the Road Theatre and London’s Scars at the Odyssey Theatre. Other credits include Bach at Leipzig (Odyssey) and US Drag for the Furious Theatre Company, which garnered seven LA Weekly Award nominations, winning one for Production Design.
Scenic design for The Good Boy is by John Burton, lighting design is by Brandon Baruch, sound design is by Joseph “Sloe” Slawinski, Rita Cofield serves as production stage manager, and Flori Schutzer is production consultant. Early development of The Good Boy took place under the auspices of The Menander Theatre.
The running schedule is as follows: there will be two preview performances on Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29 at 8pm and opening is set for Saturday, April 30 at 8pm. The regular performance schedule is Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. The engagement ends on Sunday, May 22. General admission is $30, with a discounted price of $20 available for students and seniors. Tickets for the previews on April 28 and April 29 are $20. Every Thursday night, all seats are $10. Tickets are available now by visiting www.thelatc.org or by calling (213) 489-0994. The Los Angeles Theatre Center is located at 514 S. Spring Street in downtown LA.
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