Set in 1950′s Greensboro, North Carolina, “Who Is Curtis Lee?” is the compelling story of how the boundless ambition of one young man forever changes the lives of everyone around him.
by Ashford J. Thomas
directed by L. Flint Esquerra
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm
Tickets: $15 – (323) 957-1152
In 1966 dismembered body parts of a woman are found on different trains throughout France. A married woman, Claire Lannes, has readily confessed the grisly murder to the police. Her husband, Pierre Lannes, surprised and horrified by his wife’s act, has taken no responsibility for the crime. The victim was a live-in housekeeper to the married couple and cousin to Claire. After being charged, Claire has been kept in prison while Pierre has moved out of their house and is ready to begin his new life. Before the court’s final judgment, an interviewer has been granted access to the married couple to see if a determination of motive can be discovered.
This highly taught and suspenseful drama takes place in a non-descript interview room, with husband and wife being individually questioned. Marguerite Duras’ L’Amante Anglaise details the cruelty of a dying marriage while exploring the darkness and profundity of the human condition. At the end we are only left to ask how love, silence and murder can concoct a potent and dangerous combination that can send some of us to jail, others to death and others to a new life.
WHAT: “L’Amante Anglaise (The English Lover).” A play. U.S. Premiere of this translation.
WHO: Written by Marguerite Duras. Translated from the French by Barbara Bray. Directed by Carl Ford. Produced by Caroline Ducrocq, Paul Koslo and Carl Ford. Presented by The MET Theatre and Delicatessen Productions.
WHERE: The MET Theatre, downstairs in the Great Scott Theatre, 1089 N. Oxford Ave., Hollywood, CA 90029. This is one block east of Western Ave. and a few steps south of Santa Monica Blvd. There is parking ½ block east of the venue on Santa Monica Blvd. in the Earl Scheib lot ($5 fee).
WHEN: Previews Nov. 5 and 6 at 8:30 p.m. Opens Sat. November 7, 2009 at 8:30 p.m. Regular show times: Fri. & Sat. at 8:30 p.m., Sun. at 7:00. Closes Sunday, Nov. 22.
ADMISSION: $20. Students and seniors $15. Previews $10.
RESERVATIONS: (323) 960-1052.
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Written by Cornelius Schnauber. Translated from the German by Anne Adams and John Howard. Directed by L. Flint Esquerra.
Cornelius Schnauber’s “Heydrich/Hitler/Holocaust” depicts a power struggle within the central nerve of the Third Reich between Reinhard Heydrich, the chief architect of the Final Solution, and his immediate supervisor, Heinrich Himmler, as Adolf Hitler plays them against one another. Meanwhile, Anna Muller, a beautiful Jewish servant girl, attempts to dissuade Heydrich from his hateful treatment of the Jews.
September 4- October 25, 2009. Fri. & Sat. at 8, Sun. at 3.
$10-$15, reservations: (323) 957-1152. (continue reading…)