Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Furious Plays for 2006

posted by brad at 4:14 PM
After a busy spring of reading plays and negotiating for rights (see entry from May 2nd) we are proud to finally announce our 2006 productions. Two new American Plays are coming to the Pasadena Playhouse Balcony Theatre soon. The following is pulled from our PR that went out today.



Featuring two new American plays which take explosive looks into our collective national paranoia and Christian Fundamentalism!

Back of the Throat - Los Angeles Premiere
Written by
Yussef El Guindi
Directed by
Dámaso Rodriguez

Opens Saturday, June 24, and runs through Saturday, July 29, 2006 (Previews June 21 – 23)
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8p.m., Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Pasadena Playhouse Balcony Theatre

Yussef El Guindi’s dark comedy examines the paranoia permeating throughout America today. BACK OF THE THROAT begins with an innocuous Homeland Security investigation and quickly moves into a subversive discovery of racial profiling, civil liberties and what you should and shouldn’t keep in your home. Following a heinous terrorist attack, Khaled, an Arab-American writer is visited by two government officials. What begins as a friendly inquiry soon devolves into a chilling, full-blown investigation of his presumed ties to terrorists. At times surreal and comic, BACK OF THE THROAT examines the way in which facts (or lies), evidence (like porn magazines!) and (mis)perceptions are used to distort the truth and how matters of race impact the relationship between the accusers and the accused.

Grace - Los Angeles Premiere
Written by
Craig Wright
Directed by Dámaso Rodriguez

Opens Saturday, October 7, through Saturday, November 11, 2006 (Previews October 4 – 6)
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays – 8 p.m., Sun 7:30 p.m.
Pasadena Playhouse Balcony Theatre

An empty Florida condo, three dead bodies, police sirens blaring. Is this a shady crime scene or God’s fateful hand at work? Perceptions keep changing as we deconstruct the marriage of an intensely Christian couple, their not so religious disfigured neighbor, a shaky business deal -- and the way religious ideas make sense, and sometimes nonsense, of life's events. In this darkly funny, sometimes hilarious, deadly serious and provocative new play from Craig Wright, writer of Recent Tragic Events and HBO's “Six Feet Under,” things are never what they seem – and never were.

More info to come soon. Thanks for reading. Be Furious.


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