THE ILLUMINATED CLASSIC
The LANCT is excited to announce their 2016-2017 season. With modern conceptualizations and spins on the celebrated classics of Shakespeare and Greek Mythology, we are seeking to prove the relevance of the stories that came before us.
or The Garbage Man’s Son
by Alex Burkart
with Songs by Kyle Acheson
Directed by Beth Lopes
September 30th-October 23rd, 2016
The Working Stage Theater
1516 N Gardner St, Los Angeles, CA 90046
ATLAS PIT centers around 18-year-old Felinus Oswald Black (Ozzy). A year prior to the play’s main action, Ozzy’s girlfriend (Gray) drowned in an old gravel quarry turned pond located in Milton, WI. The sudden death sentences Ozzy to an erupting depression, resulting in him running away from home and shutting himself up within a seedy apartment flat. In a continued effort to find escape, Ozzy stumbles upon a brand of heroin that brings the user so close to death “that they see those waiting for them on the other side.” Atlas Pit is inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and explores the ideas of addiction, love, life, and faith.
“Potent and provocative, Atlas Pit, Or The Garbage Man’s Son marks fledgling playwright Burkart as one to watch…” – StageScene LA
Felinus Oswald Black: Josey Montana McCoy
Gray Harlow: Devereau Chumrau
Linda Black: Nancy Stone
Mark Geissman: Daniel Braunstein
Norman Black: Herman Johansen
A Stranger: Michael Chandler
Producer: Emily A. Fisher
Director: Beth Lopes
Assistant Director: Josh Gannon
Stage Manager: Rebekah York
Set Designer: Morgan Lindsay Price
Lighting Designer: Toranj Noroozi
Sound Designer: Isaiah Howell
50 Shades of Shakespeare
(West Coast Premiere)
Conceived by Jess Shoemaker and the (re)Discover Theatre
Director: Jess Shoemaker
Producer: Josey Montana McCoy and Josie Adams
Text Coach: Brian White
Stage Manager: Josie Adams
Set Designer: Emily A. Fisher
Costume/Lighting Design: Jess Shoemaker
Fight Captain: Michael Thomas Visgar
An orgy of hilarious, powerful, and revealing explorations of gender roles, sexuality, kink and relationships all told through the bard’s sexiest scenes: stripped down to 4 actors and 9 scenes. The only question is: How do you want it?
Every night the audience picks which actor plays each role. The possibilities are virtually endless and every show is a salacious surprise. Grab your f*ck buddy, a lover, your gay best friend, your spouse or the hottie at the next table and prepare to get your drink on.
The rest is chaos.
“… an hour with these four and their barmy five-some with the Bard might just get you in the mood to—how to say this delicately— put some wood in the O.” – Chicago Theater Beat
“should not be missed…an immersive experience and a fun, relaxing event – you will enjoy 50 Shades of Shakespeare” – Buzz Chicago
“pushes the boundaries in its interpretation… [is] consistently entertaining…significant…celebrates sexual freedom and expression” – Edge
Nominated for Best Ensemble Theatre, Hollywood Fringe 2016