The Twilight of Schlomo Review - World Premiere at The Elephant Space

The critically acclaimed Elephant Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of Timothy McNeil’s The Twilight of Schlomo.  The Twilight of Schlomo explores how our simplest choices sometimes have far-reaching effects for those around us, and how redemption might never be too far away.  This is the final chapter in Timothy McNeil’s Hollywood Trilogy which includes Los Muertos and Anything.  The production will opened on January 11th, 2014, at The Elephant Space Theatre.

 

Richard’s troubled past is catching up to him. A former not-quite-successful stand-up comic, he faces a deep mid-life crisis as his distant step-daughter arrives unexpectedly with shocking news, and his neighbors reveal dangerous secrets through his thin apartment walls. As those around him threaten his solitude, Richard uses weed, blow, and acidic humor as armor, wrestling with his own personal truths and discovering who he still wants to be.

 

The Twilight of Schlomo features Jonathan Goldstein as Richard, Lilan Bowden as RFK, Nikki McCauley as Lydia, Danny Parker as Jackson, Kelly Hill as Galina, Vera Cherny as Galina.

 

Founded in 1995, the Elephant Theatre Company has long been a Los Angeles creative mainstay.  Mounting World Premieres, West Coast Premieres, and Los Angeles Premieres, the company and its Co-Artistic Directors David Fofi and Lindsay Allbaugh are committed to fostering new and groundbreaking works.  Featuring the plays of artists such as Timothy McNeil, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Kevin King, Mark Roberts, Kate Fodor, Tony Foster, Louis Douglas Jacobs, and Tom Stanczyk, the Elephant Theatre Company has won and been nominated for numerous awards, including the Garland, LADCC, Ovation and LA Weekly and has been described as “superb” and “gem-like” by the Los Angeles Times and “piping-hot” by Variety.  Voted Favorite Theatre Company to see and to work with in BackStage for the last three years, the Elephant continues to grow and solidify its reputation as one of the best Los Angeles theatre companies.  The company recently announced a partnership with New York’s LAByrinth Theater Company.

 

When: Opened Saturday, January 11th and plays Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM, through February 9th.

Where: The Elephant Space, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, 90038

How: Tickets are $22.50 in advance, $25 at door, and previews are $15.  For tickets go to www.plays411.com/schlomo or call 323.960.4442.

 

 

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