San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND FOR TWO SHOWS ONLY.
After a critically acclaimed, sell-out season at the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival, BLue Gum Productions presents two final shows.
TWO ROOMS BY LEE BLESSING
LA WEEKLY: “A powerful production” “top 5 'GO' shows of the Hollywood Fringe”
The Tolucan Times: “…tense story…talented cast”
The Actor’s Reporter: “A hugely moving story”
And patrons concur:
“Truly, one of the best productions have seen in 13 years of LA theatre!”
“A rock solid cast – this is a must see on the L.A. Theater scene!”
“A riveting play, outstanding cast, sensitive direction and beautiful original music”
“Exceptionally moving piece made possible by rock solid performances”
"The cast is outstanding!"
TWO ROOMS, written in 1988 by American playwright Lee Blessing, is the story of Michael and Lainie Wells. Michael (Christopher DeVinny), an educator in Beirut, is kidnapped and held prisoner by terrorists amid the now infamous Lebanon hostage crisis of the 1980’s. Meanwhile, back in America, Lainie (Belinda Gosbee) determinedly clears out Michael’s office so that she can live as she imagines he is living. Michael’s cell and Lanie’s self-created prison are the ‘two rooms’ of the play. By using their imaginations to communicate through these rooms, they try to evaluate what their lives are now, how to live them, and how they got there in the first place.
Throughout the play, Lainie pursues Ellen (Catherine Siggins), a State Department employee, to bring Michael home. Lainie is in turn pursued by Walker (Mario Vernazza), a reporter hungry to expose the ineptitude of the government. As events in the Middle East begin to spin out of control, the possibility of bringing Michael safely back home becomes more tenuous.
THURSDAY 25TH JULY, 8PM
SUNDAY 28TH JULY, 3PM
Theatre 6470 @ The Complex Theatres,
6470 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles 90038 (Hollywood)
RUNNING TIME 2 hours including intermission.