Shows & Events
Now Playing East of Broadway 2013
- Melancholia March 14 – April 6th
Written by The Latino Theater Lab. Directed by Jose Luis ValenzuelaCombat Fatigue. Shell Shock. PTSD. Melancholia.For some soldiers, there can be something worse than being shot and killed in battle – surviving. The Latino Theater Company’s Melancholia returns to the LATC by popular demand this Spring. This stylized performance explores the life of a young Latino marine who returns from the Iraq war and struggles to reconnect to a world that no longer makes sense. Inspired by true events. 2007 Amnesty International “Freedom of Expression” Award Nominee.“…a must see performance…both beautifully resonant and horrifically blunt..” The Scotsman, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
- Shades * World Premiere* April 11-May 5th
Written by Paula J. Caplan. Directed by Gary Reed. It’s 1997, the Hale-Bopp comet zooms overhead, casting its magical glow over a time of relative peace in the U.S. An American family is both haunted and strengthened by its generations of service at home and on the front lines. The politics of war, race, and sex collide with echoes of the past in this compelling drama about what happens to family ties when oppositional politics threaten to tear them apart. Witnesses to life’s fleeting nature, each must take action now or risk losing all. A play about discovering the path to love, laughter, and even some peace beneath the ruins of war. Recipient of the Inaugural Pen & Brush Award for Playwriting.
- Habitat *L.A. Premiere* April 12 – May 12th
Written by Judith Thompson. Directed by Jose Luis ValenzuelaJanet and her mother Margaret both live on Mapleview Lanes – the perfect neighborhood until Lewis Chance buys a house on their street to open a group home for troubled adolescents. Raine, unable to respond emotionally when her mother dies, finds herself at this group home, in a community that has little tolerance for its newest residents. The ensuing battle – over whether the group home stays or not – allows Raine to re-awaken her emotions through rage, and a political will she didn’t know that she possessed.
- Beautiful *World Premiere* May 23 – June 16th
Written and performed by Jozanne Marie. Directed by Geoff RivasBeautiful is a solo play about a young girl, an island, and a secret that begs to be told. Told through the spoken word poetry of international artist Jozanne Marie, this harrowing coming of age story will stay with you long after you leave the theater.
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