SAMOVAR SUBWAY ENSEMBLE PRESENTS
THE GENTRIFICATION CYCLE
TWO SHORT PLAYS BY G.D. KIMBLE
JEN TRIES VACATION
LOCOMOTIVE REPAIR IN THREE EASY STEPS
DIRECTED BY CHRISTINA CIGALA
FIVE PERFORMANCES ONLY
IN THE 2016 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL
AT THE DORIE THEATRE @ THE COMPLEX
Samovar Subway Ensemble has announced a Hollywood Fringe Festival production of The Gentrification Cycle, two short plays written by G.D. Kimble and directed by Christina Cigala. Jen Tries Vacation and Locomotive Repair in Three Easy Steps will feature (in alphabetical order) Jon Gentry, Emily McLeod, Suzan Mikiel, Adam Tomei, Brian Wallace, Claire Winters, and Allison Youngberg. There will be five performances at the Dorie Theatre @ The Complex in Hollywood — Friday 6/3 at 7:30pm (press preview); Thursday 6/9 at 9pm; Thursday 6/16 at 7pm; Thursday 6/23 at 10:30pm; and Friday 6/24 at 6:45pm. Total running time will be 70 minutes.
In Jen Tries Vacation (West Coast premiere) an affluent couple discovers a landscape of magical manifest destiny: the inner city. Locomotive Repair in Three Easy Steps (world premiere) asks the question, “What if Chekhov wrote one more short, morphine and vodka fueled act of Three Sisters?” The Prozorov sisters are in the same place we left them, though a bit more broken than before. The glue of ennui has begun to slip and whether they like it or not things are finally going to change …
G.D. Kimble is an actor, playwright, and director. He is a native of Louisiana, where he was a founding member of both GreenDoor Productions and Pass-The-Hat Theatre. He has served as assistant director on Broadway for Terence Rattigan’s Man & Boy (2011) and Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink (2014). Kimble is the author of several other plays including Megiddo, What Passes for Comedy, and The Girl from the Thing. After a successful run at The Glass Eye in NYC, his play Two Irishmen Are Digging a Ditch opened the Neil LaBute New Theater Festival in St. Louis. It later returned to New York for its off-Broadway debut.
The creative team includes Brad Harris (set design and assistant director), Brandon Baruch (lighting design), Natascha Snellman (costume design), and James Ferrero (sound design). Fight choreography is by Dane Oliver, the stage manager is Erica Criddle, and Allison Youngberg is the producer for Samovar Subway Ensemble.
Tickets for The Gentrification Cycle are $15 and may be obtained online at http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/3401 or by phone at (323) 455-4585. The Dorie Theatre @ The Complex is located at 6476 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, 90038.
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