Archived entries for Samovar Subway Ensemble

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 — “THE GENTRIFICATION CYCLE” in the HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL

SAMOVAR SUBWAY ENSEMBLE PRESENTS
THE GENTRIFICATION CYCLE
TWO SHORT PLAYS BY G.D. KIMBLE
JEN TRIES VACATION
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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

Gentrification CycleSamovar 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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05-25-16