Do you hate your job? Are you bored with the corporate crap? Do you feel hopeless in the workplace with no one else to turn to? Well then Schmidt Pharma has just the answer for you. They've developed a new drug called "Thrivefor" which turns your workplace into a joyous event.
RX, the new comedy by Kate Fodor and directed by John Pleshette will heal what ails you. Running for a limited engagement through March 2 only at the Lost Studio, Kate's new piercing comedy portrays an overly medicated society, which has a pill to alleviate any uncomfortable emotion. This winning combination of comedy and romance pokes fun at our overly prescribed culture. According to the New York Post, "if laughter is the best medicine, may be health plans should cover the ticket price."
When Mina Badie (Meena Pierotti) joins the drug study for the new medication she meets Jonathan Pessin (Phil Gray) and quickly falls in love. Kristen Kollender ( Allison Hardy) , an energetic, engaging actress, who heads the study senses what is going on. But only when Michael Dempsey (Richard/Ed Morgan) offers Phil a pill to cure his heart break, do things fall apart. James Donovan (Simon) plays Mina's coworker with great enthusiasm. K Callan (Frances), an older woman, gives Mina advice that help save her sanity when the trial study ends abruptly. Which works better, the pill or falling in love?
The play is witty, sometimes hilarious, and the characters are rich and original. This is the first comedy that I know of to make fun of our over diagnosed society.
Produced by Lynn Pleshette, the play is ably enhanced by Karina Farah and David Rubin as stage managers, Nicholas Davidson doing lighting and Joseph "Sloe" Slawinski as sound design. Costumes are wonderfully appropriate and done by Esther Rydell. Ken Werther provides the publicity.
Besides the ample laughs, there is also sexual scenes, which might upset some.
Set on the 2nd floor, with a steep narrow stair, the studio might be difficult for those with disabilities.
Tickets are $25 and are available online or by calling 323 – 960 – 7780. The Lost Studio is located at 130 S. La Brea. Street parking is available, but can be difficult.
Published on Jan 14, 2014