The world premiere of a madcap romantic comedy that’s a perfect escape for the holidays! The Athena Cats, a collective of Southern California female playwrights and directors, presents a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre Dec. 9 through Jan. 14.
Liberal Sara and right-winger Jefferson are polar opposites about everything — except their love and devotion for their two, newly deceased, filthy-rich best friends. Trapped by the time-constraints of their friends' will, the two are forced to spend the next 16 days, 21 hours and 32 minutes together, scattering ashes across Europe. Whether they make it or not, the audience is in for a bumpy and very funny ride.
“The play is written in the tradition of classic film screwball comedies, but with a highly theatrical bent,” explains director Katherine James. “You know from the minute you walk in that these two people are going to end up in love — yet how that happens is so surprising and the journey is so much fun that the audience is all in.”
Ashes to Ashes began its development process in the Botanicum Seedlings dramaturgy workshop at Theatricum Botanicum, where James is a company member, under the guidance of Theatricum playwright-in-residence Jennie Webb. Bolsky, James and Webb are all members of the Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative as well as The Athena Cats.
“We are living in challenging times,” says James. “Sometimes we just need to go to the theater to laugh and experience something positive and have a blast.”
Performances of Ashes to Ashes take place Dec. 9 through Jan. 14 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. (dark Dec. 24 and Dec. 31). There will be two additional performances on Thursday, Dec. 21 and Thursday, Dec. 28, both at 8 p.m., as well as two preview performances on Thursday, Dec. 7 and Friday, Dec. 8, also at 8 p.m. All tickets are $30 (reserved seating) except previews which are $15. The Odyssey Theatre is located at 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West Los Angeles, 90025. For reservations and information, call 310-564-9410 or go to www.AshesToAshesThePlay.com.
Presenter / Producer: The Athena Cats
Theater > Theatrical Comedy
Event Phone: 310-564-564 x9410
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90025
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Performance Dates: 12/7/2017 - 1/14/2018
Thurs - Sat. 8:00 pm Sun. 2:00 pm
Previews $15 Performances $30
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