It's that time again!!! Time to renew your subscription. And, wow, do we have a slew of treats in store for you! Our 2011 Nine-Play Season will be taken from the following. DON'T MISS OUT! It's sure to be a rip-roaring, gut-wrenching and sidesplitting Season. (You may even need a chiropractor by the time we're finished.) But you must SUBSCRIBE NOW!!!!
Ron Sossi, Artistic Director
January 5 ~ February 9
THE BEST OF THEATRE IN THE DARK. The Odyssey Theatre extends its unique production of short plays performed completely in the dark through February 9, combining the "best of" what was initially a two-evening festival into one evening. With the audience and actors bathed in complete darkness, the imagination and senses are left to soar.
"SEAMLESS... takes what could have been a mere gimmick to new heights...a dozen performers move through the blackness with almost uncanny agility and poise."
–F. Kathleen Foley, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Premiere
Opens APRIL 2013
Written by Sharr White
A breathtaking story about the longevity of love.
After twenty years apart, Emma tracks Ulysses to a trailer park in the middle of nowhere for a final reckoning. What unfolds is a visceral and profound meditation on love and loss with the simplest of theatrical elements: two people in one room. Starring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman and directed by Bart DeLorenzo.
Timothy Douglas directs
an ALL-FEMALE CAST in
Opens AUGUST, 2013
An ODYSSEY THEATRE co-production with THE LOS ANGELES WOMEN'S SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
in celebration of their 20th Anniversary. LAWSC founder and artistic director Lisa Wolpe will take on the title role of Hamlet. Obie-Award winning actress Charlayne Woodard as Gertrude leads a highly accomplished classical cast of women in a spare, elegant, contemporary production.
Opens SUMMER 2013
For a moment, a bright, empty town square. And then a figure darts across and another and another - Surprising, funny, fast and physi- cal, this is theatre to set the imagination on fire.
March 16 ~ May 12
Written by Robert Massey
Directed by Wilson Milam
In the harsh world of grifting, gambling and getting by, two taxi-drivers
face the toughest choice of their lives. One wrong turn of the cards and this time there's no way back. A darkly comic thriller, where loyalty, trust
and friendship are just more chips to be thrown on the table, RANK takes a trip through the grim, seething and sometimes hilarious criminal world of the north Dublin suburbs.
"An enjoyable jaunt.. .filthily funny.. .the acting is spot on."
– The Guardian
"A carousel of black comedy... well worth catching."
–The Daily Telegraph; 4 STARS
A musical vaudeville.
Opens MAY 2013
Directed by Bill Castellino
Plays, playlets and poetry by EUGENE
IONESCO, the master of the absurd, transport us into a zany musical vaudeville, where humor is the antidote to the world's realities.
"A raucously bittersweet romp."
Opens SEPTEMBER 2013
Directed by David Bridel
WAITING FOR GODOT? HOW ABOUT BOZO?
Three out-of-work cir- cus clowns -- Niccolo, Filippo and Peppino -- desperate to find employment in their craft, mark time in a deserted office antechamber awaiting an audition before some unknown employer for a job that may or may not exist.
The masters of improvisation return in 2013
L.A. Noir Unscripted and Western Unscripted
"Improvisation in its purest and most organic form. Masters of evanescence, the performers at Impro Theatre are the theatri- cal equivalents of sand sculptures."
– F. Kathleen Foley, L.A. Times