Featuring Christina Marie Moses • Jason Turner • Charls Hall • Sabina Zuniga Varela • Ira Gold • Laura Parker


African American Lesbian

In Search of Sanity comes to

Celebration Theatre’s

CT TUESDAY WORKSHOP SERIES

In THE ESCAPE ARTIST’S CHILDREN

“The Escape Artist’s Children is a psychological drama (although it contains enough with enough quirky light moments for some to call it a comedy.)”

           -Rebecca A Alvin, The Cape Codder

 

“His characters leap off the page.”

-Pam MacKinnon, Director Broadway’s
Clybourne Park

 

“Harper…creates characters you care about…”

      - J. Wynn Rousuck, Baltimore Sun

WHAT'S IT ABOUT?

The play features Grayson, an unemployed attorney, who struggles against an overwhelming depression due to the death of her father, and the fact that her brother is in a coma. Even her girlfriend Angie and therapy don’t seem to be providing the cure. She sees her father everywhere and talks to her comatose brother (and he talks back) constructing a history of her family that has elements of myth and reality in an unsuccessful effort to break out of her mood. After running into Sheri – her ex from Law School - now married and straight, Grayson decides to pursue Sheri in the hopes of getting a kiss she knows will magically make things right. In this comedy/drama about family, power, slavery and freedom, Grayson negotiates love, mysticism, and history in pursuit of her own mental health.

CREATIVE TEAM

Playwright Steve Harper’s work has been seen at The Falcon Theatre, Tribeca Theatre Festival, Chicago’s American Theatre Company, and The American Airlines Theatre. He’s a graduate of the Juilliard playwriting program and writes for the TV show Covert Affairs.

L.A. Weekly and Broadway World Award winner Thomas James O'Leary, who starred in Celebration's acclaimed production of Take Me Out, directs this workshop production.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

The Escape Artist’s Children has been developed by New York Theatre Workshop, New York Stage & Film and was a winner of NY’s New Professional Theatre Writer’s Festival in 2009. The C.T. Tuesdays workshop production marks the next stage of development for the play. This is a minimalist production using a short rehearsal process focusing on the script. A post-show discussion follows each performance.

CELEBRATION THEATRE

Celebration Theatre is a company of artists dedicated to creating a dynamic outlet for progressive gay and lesbian voices in contemporary theater and performance in Los Angeles. We intend to create a broader involvement in our community, conduct a rigorous exploration of our society’s changing sentiments and values, and share these explorations with a wider audience. The theatre is located at 7051B Santa Monica Blvd. (1/2 block east of LaBrea) in Hollywood. For more information, please visit www.celebrationtheatre.com.

SHOW INFO

C.T. Tuesdays Workshop Production

The Escape Artist’s Children

Written by Steve Harper

Directed by Thomas James O’Leary

Celebration Theatre October 30, November 6, 13th, 20th at 8 p.m.

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