Reasons to be Pretty, Neil LaBute’s first play to make it to the big stage on Broadway five years ago makes its explosive debut in Los Angeles at the Geffen Theatre under the direction of Randall Arney. Scenic Designer Takeshi Kata, with the help of Lighting Designer, Daniel Ionazzi, created the exceptional sets for this Tony-nominated work. And the superb monologues are back in.
While Italian music plays in the background, the scene is set in a delightful picturesque setting of a Tuscany cottage backyard, complete with a lemon tree and rustic table with chairs and bench. Relatives have arrived to visit ailing Uncle Luigi.
The Gamester is a clever modernized version of a play set in the 18th century Paris, France, and is brilliantly done in rhyming couplets. You’ll find yourself laughing all the way through a performance that has many unpredictable twists and turns!
Neil LaBute is a playwright who doesn’t shy away from theatrical blood letting and his play “In A Dark Dark House,” which is a guest production on stage at The Matrix, is yet another of LaBute’s fascinating
Six years ago, a ten-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his little brother. Now, we meet his whole family. One In The Chamber brings to life a dysfunctional family drama that explores the effects of gun violence in one American family.
The evening continues with a selection of pieces from some of John Williams’ most memorable scores, including Star Wars, E.T., Jaws and Jurassic Park, reminding the audience of the great movie classics.
The annual, family-friendly, Oxnard Salsa Festival `turns 21" this year, and judging from the salsa (sauce) competition and participating restaurant preview party this week, it has already proven worthy of a grown up toast.
A father and son, snowbound in an RV, without food and no hope of rescue... how their struggle to survive changes their relationship. The story is told in reverse, starting at the “end” and working backwards to the start of their journey