THE PAIN AND THE ITCH
NOW PLAYING THROUGH DECEMBER 1st.
Fridays, Saturdays @ 8pm Sundays @7pm
No show on Friday November 29th
But added show on Thursday November 21st @ 8pm
For tickets call: 323-960-5774 or online at www.plays411.com/pain
"Full of intrigue with good twists that will make you laugh one minute and angry the next… Wow! That was good theater but one heck of a bad Thanksgiving dinner."
- Los Angeles Post
"Keen wit...director Jennifer Chambers' taut production crackles with energy and rage, and assured, often harrowing performances."
- "GO" LA Weekly
"A great hook, funny moments, and interesting characters...The family in this play...may make you all the more thankful for your own."
Worst. Thanksgiving. Ever. Clay and Kelly share a perfect house and two perfect children in what seems to be a perfect life. That is, until Clay's mother, Carol (a self-proclaimed socialist), his estranged brother, Cash (a staunch Republican) and Cash's Eastern European girlfriend (20 years his junior) arrive for Thanksgiving dinner. When something mysterious threatens to disrupt the perfect facade, the gloves come off and an awkward situation devolves into absolute chaos.
'TRUTH BE TOLD'A Meisner/Stanislavski Acting Collective
Tuesdays | 7-11PM
$45 per class | free valet
MEL SHAPIRO ACTING WORKSHOP
I'm interested in working with professional actors who want to work on material they normally can't get to and characters they normally don't get to play. I'm also interested in how the actor works and ways that work method can be enhanced or re-thought. I also know that techniques for not only exploring oneself, but exploring the text and finding the character are vital. And finally, how do you research and what preparation do you use to come into the scene?
I'd like to work with a limited group of people, who might form into a working ensemble over time. Acceptance into the class will be based on an interview and audition. The audition should be a monologue 2 minutes long from a major play. Please have at least 3 other pieces under you belt in case we want to explore those. And please do not have yourself coached.
Mel has received the Tony, Obie, New York Drama Critics and Drama Desk awards. Teaching includes: Founding member, Acting Program, Tisch School, NYU; Head of Drama, Carnegie Mellon University; and presently Distinguished Professor Emeritus, UCLA
MG STUDIO CLASSES
The MG Studio is here to help you discover your method. There is no ONE WAY to work well. Good work requires you to master certain skills: the ability to analyze a script from an actor’s standpoint; a proficiency at asking the questions that will take you from idea to action; the ability to use your body, voice, emotions and intellect to express yourself fully and honestly.
The goal of the studio is to take you out of your head and put you in your body - to produce an actor that is grounded,open and expressive. The most important skill that we work on at the studio is learning how to communicate you the human as opposed to you the actor.
The group works in a collaborative environment that is supportive and challenging. The interview process for entrance to the studio is reciprocal; you need to come prepared to express what you are looking for just as much as I need to find out where you are in your development. For more information please see: mgstudiola.com