The Size of Pike is described by Moving Arts themselves as a “whiskey-fueled, sharply comic coming-of-middle-age story that explores friendship, identity and need among men.” A must-see comedic production that reminds you of the world beyond the computers we spend hours huddled over and the smart phones that we seem to have glued to our ears. The play is currently showing at Moving Arts Hyperion Station Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. until June 2, 2013.
The Size of Pike, born in 1992, has been revived as part of Moving Arts’ 20th Anniversary 20/20 vision series featuring 20 of the company’s past plays handpicked to be reproduced on stage. This time around, current Artistic Producer Sara Wagner is bringing an interesting alternative spin to the 21-year-old play by staging it environmentally, integrating the audience into the set design.
The play is centered around the gathering of middle-aged, childhood friends before their annual fishing trip. The story unfolds as it focuses on the tension spurred from the divergent life paths these comrades are taking. Adolescent bonds pulled apart by their opposing ways in dealing with the changing world, the play heartfelty explores the relationship between the trio.
Playwright Lee Wochner has written over two dozen plays produced in major cities around the world including New York, Los Angeles and London.
The Size of Pike
By Lee Wochner
Directed by Sara Wagner
Produced by Dana Schwartz
Moving Arts Hyperion Station
1822 Hyperion Ave.
Silver Lake, CA 90027
May 3 – June 2, 2013
Thursday – Saturday at 8 p.m.
Admission: $20 (includes a free drink)
Tip: Arrive early as there is only street parking available at the venue. No late seating will be accommodated.
Photo Credits: #1 and 2 by Ross Kramer. #3, 4 and 5 by Casey Nelson.