Archived entries for Hollywood Fringe Festival

NEWS RELEASE ▪︎ “THANKSGIVING” at the HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL ▪︎ FIVE PERFORMANCES ONLY!

SAMOVAR SUBWAY ENSEMBLE PRESENTS

THANKSGIVING

A WORLD PREMIERE PLAY

BY TIFFANY CASCIO

DIRECTED BY KITTY LINDSAY 

FIVE PERFORMANCES ONLY

IN THE 2017 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL

AT THE LOUNGE THEATRE 

THANKSGIVING logoSamovar Subway Ensemble has announced a Hollywood Fringe Festival production of Thanksgiving, a world premiere play by Tiffany Cascio and directed by Kitty Lindsay. The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Trip Langley, Susan Louise O’Connor, Asia Lynn Pitts, Gary Poux, Sharon Spence, and Allison Youngberg. There will be five performances at the Lounge Theatre — Saturday 6/3 at 7:45pm; Friday 6/9 at 9:45pm; Sunday 6/11 at 3:45pm; Saturday 6/17 at 1:45pm; and Friday 6/23 at 7:45pm. Running time is 90 minutes.

Thanksgiving is a not all-the-way true, but sometimes painfully so, dysfunctional family comedy. Chloe Patterson has invited her perfect fiancé to what she will make sure is the perfect Thanksgiving, despite her very imperfect family. She’s got a solid plan in place to combat any and all hints of dysfunction, providing for every possible contingency — except the unexpected dinner guest: a very unfiltered, Las Vegas stripper. Scabs are picked, secrets are revealed, and fights erupt as this group struggles to make it through another holiday unscathed.

Playwright Tiffany Cascio hails from Sacramento and lives in Los Angeles. Her plays have been performed in Los Angeles, Chicago, and on the radio. Her short play Take Your Daughter to Work was  just selected for  PlayGround LA’s Best of PlayGround Season 5, and her plays Origin Story and About Your Mother have been published in their Best of PlayGround anthologies. She also works as a television producer. For more: tiffanycascio.com.

The creative team includes Brandon Baruch (lighting design), Sharon Spence (costume design), and James Ferrero (sound design). Fight choreography is by Dane Oliver, the stage manager is Taylor Jackson Ross, and Allison Youngberg is the producer for Samovar Subway Ensemble.

Tickets for Thanksgiving are $15 and may be obtained online at http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/4549 or by phone at (323) 455-4585. The Lounge Theatre is located at 6201 Santa Monica Boulevard (just east of Vine at El Centro), in Hollywood, 90038.

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 05-09-17

 

NEWS RELEASE — LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER PRESENTS “BLACKBIRD” BY DAVID HARROWER ▪︎ FRINGE FESTIVAL PRODUCTION ▪︎ JUNE 1 – 25

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s

Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center

Presents

As Part of the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival

BLACKBIRD

By David Harrower

Directed by Anna Stromberg

Featuring

Charlotte Gulezian and Bradley Fisher

 

Los Angeles LGBT CenterLos Angeles LGBT Center has announced that as part of the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center will present Blackbird by David Harrower. Featuring Charlotte Gulezian and Bradley Fisher, the production will be directed by Anna Stromberg.  There will be 12 performances only, beginning June 1 and running through June 25 in The Center’s Davidson/Valentini Theatre. [The complete performance schedule is at the end of this release.]

Scottish playwright David Harrower’s drama won the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play and had a critically acclaimed run on Broadway last year. Inspired in part by the crimes of sex offender Toby Studebaker (though in no way a literal dramatization of actual events) the play depicts a young woman meeting a middle-aged man 15 years after being sexually abused by him when she was 12 years old.

Actors Charlotte Gulezian (winner of LADCC, BroadwayWorld, and StageSceneLA Awards for her performance in last year’s Hit the Wall) and Bradley Fisher were both seen in the LGBT Center’s production of Fool for Love in the 2016 Fringe Festival. (That production is currently a StageRaw nominee for Best Revival of a Play). The design team includes multiple award-winner Matt Richter(lighting and sound), and Brooke Gerson (costumes). The stage manager is Margaret Marx.

There will be four previews and eight regular performances of Blackbird, beginning on June 1 and running through June 25. The complete schedule:

PREVIEWS  

Thursday 6/1 at 8:30pm

Saturday 6/3 at 4:30pm

Sunday 6/4 at 6:30pm

Wednesday 6/7 at 8:30pm

REGULAR

Friday 6/9 at 8:30pm [OPENING NIGHT]

Sunday 6/11 at 4:30pm

Monday 6/12 at 6:30pm

Wednesday 6/14 at 10:30pm

Wednesday 6/21 & at 8:30pm

Thursday 6/22 at 8:30pm

Saturday 6/24 at 4:30pm

Sunday 6/25 at 4:30pm

Preview seats are $10 and admission for regular performances is $15. Tickets are available online at www.lalgbtcenter.org/theatre or by phone at (323) 860-7300.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Davidson/Valentini Theatre is located at the 1125 N. McCadden Place (one block east of Highland, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard), in Hollywood, 90038. During construction of the Center’s new facility, free parking is limited. Please allow extra time to find parking, or choose public transportation or a ride service such as Lyft.

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05-03-17

 

NEWS RELEASE ▪︎ “A HARMONY BOYS CHRISTMAS” at the HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL ▪︎ FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY!

IT’S CHRISTMAS IN JUNE
AND IT’S
1962 ALL OVER AGAIN!

FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY!
2017 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL
THURSDAY, JUNE 8 AT 9PM
FRIDAY, JUNE 16 AT 9PM
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21 AT 10:30PM
SATURDAY, JUNE 24 AT 8:30PM

SACRED FOOLS THEATER MAINSTAGE
IN HOLLYWOOD

Harmony Boys ChristmasThe legendary Harmony Boys are returning to Southern California and bringing Christmas 1962 with them for a special four performance run in the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival.

It’s Christmas Eve 1962 and renowned singing sensations The Harmony Boys are presenting their annual yuletide fundraising concert to benefit their charity “Force Feed the World” (in which they shove food and their personal cultural and religious beliefs down the throats of the less fortunate during the holiday season). It’s a singing, dancing, musical comedy extravaganza brimming with heartfelt but provocative satire, at once evoking nostalgia for our nation’s past while dissecting its many shortcomings of the present day.

The Harmony Boys are (in alphabetical order) Michael Hoy, Aaron Matijasic, Gabriel Oliva, and Al Rahn. The design team includes production designer Alexa Camargo, choreographer Jen Oundjian, and musical director Ben Stanton. A Harmony Boys Christmas is written and directed by Aaron Matijasic. Performance running time is one hour.

Admission is $15 and tickets are available online at http://hff17.com/4661 or by calling (323) 455-4585. The Sacred Fools Theater Mainstage is located at 1076 Lillian Way (just west of Vine), in Hollywood, 90038.

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 04-21-17