"You can only lose if you play. But playing is half the game."
6:00 pm: Complimentary drinks/ Hor d'ourves
6:45 pm: The Game Begins
A MESSAGE FROM CREATOR ANNIE LESSER: This piece is inspired by wine, dime museums and the questions that playfully haunt me.
Regular Ticket includes admission for one to the 45min preshow, hour and a half long show, and 45 min long post show.
VIP add on when purchased in conjunction with a GA ticket only includes a souvenir necklace, post-show dessert, and a special letter
NOTE THE FEB 26th PREVIEW PERFORMANCE WILL INCLUDE A TALK BACK WITH THE ACTORS AND SHOW CREATOR
This show is part of the ABC Project. A series of site-specific, immersive theater pieces at various venues starting with each letter of the alphabet.
PRAISE FOR THE ABC PROJECT:
LA WEEKLY BEST OF LA 2016 MOST EXTREME AUDIENCE IMMERSION: "It's difficult to express the exhilarating sense of the uncanny produced by an Annie Lesser immersive stage show. Since her L.A. debut at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival, the experimental theater auteur has fearlessly explored a densely poetic, deeply intimate and intensely personal dimension of the actor-audience relationship where few other directors have dared to go. How intimate? Let's just say it's hard to imagine being more in extremis with a performer this side of a Tinder hookup. 2015's Getting to Know You used the in-your-lap proximity of eight actors to probe eight different points in a relationship in rotating one-on-ones. This year, she debuted the ABC Project, her large-scale play cycle, which, over the next four years, will survey the full alphabet of intense catharsis and connection from A to Z. "
Stage Raw: "In the few years since she landed in Los Angeles, experimental playwright-director Annie Lesser has firmly established herself as one of the most fearless and adventurous forces in the city's emerging immersive scene."
Critics on B(arbershop) (November 2016)
"B(arbershop) is a step back from the precipice of the irrational violence that so charged A(partment 8) with its sense of audience-implicating danger, what continues to be exciting is seeing Lesser fearlessly experiment without the firewall of the physical and figurative distance between spectator and performer that mediates the traditional drama. Even when its fireworks prove less than incendiary, the ABC Project provokes an introspective self-awareness all too rare for the stage."
"With any immersive piece the moment you make me forget I'm in a play, that I'm in something theatrical, and I treat it as if it's real, it's job well done you've got me. And that's what happens and that's what happens with this."-MY HAUNT LIFE
Critics on A(Partment 8) (June 2016)
"Lesser not only successfully implicates audience members in their own sundry crimes of the heart but opens a space between empathy and horror for something more critically and morally contemplative." - Stage Raw
"Those looking for a darkly original work that sticks with you long after it's finished, A(partment 8) is worth the admission price."-LAist
"Annie Lesser has a small wonder on her hands, and actress Keight Leighn pretty much defines the term fearless at this point." -No Proscenium