By Nicky Silver
Directed by Scott Alan Smith
Featuring: Judith Scarpone, James Handy, Verity Branco, Chad Coe, Kris Frost,
Liz Herron & Amy Tolsky
In this scathingly funny look at a family in crisis, the Lyons family is falling apart just when they need to pull together. Rita Lyons, in a heroic effort to keep the family united while her husband, Ben, is dying of cancer, has called their grown children together to say good-bye around his hospital bed. In the ensuing maelstrom of kvetching, guilt-giving, and recriminations, they discover that despite being a family, each of them is utterly isolated. Afraid of closeness and afraid of solitude, the Lyons are unexpectedly propelled into foreign territory- human connection.
“Black comedy perfection.” –Hollywood Reporter,
“Smart and funny and moving.” –NY Observer
UNDERSTUDY CAST & PERFORMANCES:
Janet Chamberlain, Allan Wasserman, Elizabeth Kimball, Ray Paolantonio, Tim Wardell, Amy Tolsky & Liz Herron
June 12 @8PM
June 22 @8PM
June 25 @8PM
June 26 @8PM
June 29 @8PM
The final production in our Spring 2017 Off-Road Series opens tomorrow night!
Featuring: Janet Chamberlain, Brent Foshee, Mia Fraboni, Julia Manis,
Christian Prentice, Christian Telesmar & Lauren Murphy Yeoman
There’s no one way to grieve and Mari is determined to carve her own path. After her husband Daniel dies in a domestic terrorist incident, Mari plays cards with Daniel’s ghost, smokes pot, and shocks her fellow support groupies whenever possible. Mari refuses to let go of Daniel but her compartmentalized life starts to fray at the edges. What is the cost of holding on? Of letting go?
NINE PERFORMANCES ONLY!
Wednesday, June 7 at 8pm Thursday, June 8 at 8pm Saturday, June 10 at 3pm Sunday, June 11 at 7pm
Tuesday, June 13 at 8pm
Wednesday, June 14 at 8PM
Thursday, June 15 at 8PM
Saturday, June 17 at 3PM
Sunday, June 18 at 7PM
THE ROAD ON MAGNOLIA
10747 W. Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
The Road on Magnolia
10747 W Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Featuring Road Actors:
Kevin McCorkle, Jonathan Nichols and Tracey Silver
Set before, during and after World War II, Jay Broad’s “North Over the Empty Place” is a play about love, disappointment and redemption. Three lost souls – Bill, Lisa and Frank – involved in a complicated love triangle, try to find meaning in their lives as war rips the world apart. What they find, or rather what they accept, ultimately turns out to be not at all what they thought they were looking for. The title comes from the Book of Job (26:7) “He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth on nothing.” Writer-director Jay Broad had numerous Broadway and regional theatre credits as a playwright, producer and director. He passed away in January, 2017 at the age of 87.
The WORD Reading Series is a free event. No reservation is required.
What do you hope audiences will take away with them?
Oh, I don’t know … maybe that their families aren’t as messed up as they thought, that human connection can come from the most unexpected place… if you’re open.
Check out Verity Branco’s full interview for her role in THE LYONS