HURRICANE SEASON will blow through Los Angeles July 12th through August 18th, 2013. Each two-week block will feature a new program of three one-act plays never before produced in Los Angeles.
The plays were selected by the members of the Eclectic Company Theatre’s reading committee, with monetary prizes to be given to the top three best-written plays as selected by an independent jury. The audience will also get a chance to vote for their favorite plays, directors, performers and playwrights, with non-monetary prizes to be awarded at a special ceremony on August 23, 2013.
Please join us in celebrating this 10th Anniversary Special Edition! The weekends of Hurricane Season 2013 display the most appealing playwriting from the many, many submissions considered. Sit back and enjoy!
July 12 - August 18, 2013
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm
Tickets are $15, or you can save $10 with a Season Pass at $35
(includes one ticket for each of the three different program blocks)
Hurricane Season producers: Taylor Ashbrook, Meghan McConnell, Timothy Sprague, Biff Wiff.
Technical director: John Dickey
Sound design: Sean Kozma
Stage manager: Jennifer Salas
Block One: July 12-21:
Written by Chip Bolcik
Directed by Rebecca Hayes
Cast: Sarah Allyn Bauer and Christopher Poehls
Jill wants to extract a marriage commitment from Charlie while they’re on an adventure vacation in the middle of an Arctic blizzard.
Written by Andrew Osborne
Directed by Wendy Radford
Cast: Beth Ricketson and Mark Bate.
An actress must keep her wits about her while auditioning for a neurotic writer-producer.
Written by Ron Burch
Directed by Dean Farell Bruggeman.
Cast: Michelle Danyn, Steve Gustafson, Ann Simmons.
Who’s scarier than a demon from the Ninth Circle of Hell? Ted and Becky’s 12-year-old daughter.
Block Two: July 26- August 4:
Written by Harry M. Bagdasian
Directed by Kerr Lordygan
Assistant director: Lauren Berman
Cast: Jennifer Bailey, Elliott Davis, Carissa Gipprich, Steve Gustafson, Mason Hallberg, Perry Smith.
Davey is a young mechanic who is highly functional but with mild developmental disabilities. He wants to strike off on his own but faces challenges.
“The Road to Paradise”
Written by Caroline Marshall
Directed by Biff Wiff.
Cast: Kenlyn Kanouse, Rachel Kanouse, Ryan McDonough
Clint, though a terminal patient, proposes to his girlfriend. They plan a road trip.
Written by Dean Farell Bruggeman
Directed by Obed Medina
Cast: Lyle Daly, Rick Fresca, Ariel Funk, Gabriel Green, Caroline Marshall
The planet is going to hell in a handbasket. It will take a real superhero to save the day. Who will it be?
Block Three: August 9- August 18:
Written by Jonathan Cook
Directed by Rebecca Hayes.
Cast: Carla Betz, Dean Farell Bruggeman, Mason Hallberg
A couple with fertility issues seeks the aid of someone with apparently mystical powers.
“A Serious Person”
Written by John Doble
Directed by JC Gafford.
Cast: Brian Nocella, Anna Podolak
A man meets an assertive woman through a dating service. Things will go better than he at first suspects.
“You and Me and She and I”
Written by John Levine
Directed by Obed Medina
Cast: Carissa Gipprich, Brandi Martin, Caleb Stevens
A female robot assistant creates tension between a man and his wife.