TAGGED WITH WOMEN
Fresh from a New York run, this edgy solo show from comedian Alicia Dattner plays like an emotional car chase, with laughs from start to finish. Plus, it's poignant, bittersweet, and all that jazz you know you love. A laugh-out-loud-til-your-cheeks-hurt story of sex, drugs, and more sex.
The Milk Meetings is a hormonal "Stroller Coaster" ride of emotions, when a post partum mother, who experienced trauma the morning of 9/11/2001 - starts to throw disturbing theories and suspicions out to an extremely politically correct Breastfeeding Support Group. A recipe for chaos.
When three iconic female characters escape the traditional narratives that bind them, they finally become the subjects of, rather than objects in, their own stories. Together they discover what it means to have an autonomous voice. Developed by a three woman ensemble.
Nyanga who is also directing the show was looking for an actress who could be vulnerable on stage, portray the kindness and benevolence the character “Mary Joan” has, but also show some inner strength and be able to affirm herself at the end of her journey. Mariana Montes has all these qualities.
Our two one acts confront the perception of truth. In “The Whole Truth”, sequestered jurors are on opposite sides in the trial of the century, both are right. Absolutely right. And in “Cornered”, a woman is trapped by a mysterious stranger and must confront her own fears to be able to break free.
The Group Rep presents Tim Firth’s comedy CALENDAR GIRLS, based on the film about a Yorkshire housewife who creates a calendar to raise money for Leukemia Research, using middle-aged women of their village as tastefully photographed nude models. 8/26 - 10/9. Tiks/info: http://www.thegrouprep.com
The world premiere of Sharon Sharth’s fast-paced, comedy about love and marriage. What if true love never happens? Or worse… what if it does? 11/12–12/11; a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West LA, 90025; (323) 960-7788; www.plays411.com/waiting.