TAGGED WITH WOMEN
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.
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.
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.
Broads’ Word Theatre sets Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew in a BDSM dungeon, where an all-female cast investigates the dynamics of power and submission with a modern fearlessness. Part of the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival - Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038.
Mother. Daughter. Sister. Soldier. The Foundry Theatre Works presents Merri Biechler’s OCCUPATION, a riveting exploration of endurance in a terrorist ravaged America. Five women grasp for hope and humor in their new role as survivors. One Defends. One Searches. One Delivers. One Tattoos. One Buries.