“A tremendously moving show, disguised as an evening of comic songs.” – Fringe Review. A man meets a ghost on the beach. Their chance at reconciliation lies in the songs that hold their memories. Russian soldiers, horse races, cockfights and Steve Martin, all play a role in this one man musical by Bill Berry, directed by Kelly DeSarla.
The Second Annual Santa Monica Playhouse BFF Binge Free Festival of Theatre presents one night only of Bill Berry’s The Brick. Called the “Quentin Tarantino of Folk Music,” snazzy, sketchy, sharp-witted singer/songwriter Bill Berry writes story songs which cheerfully celebrate the car wreck lifestyles of those fumbling with love’s ruins and lighting small fires on big castaway islands of hope. Bill’s latest album Awkward Stage (“an instant classic!” - Blitz Magazine) recently contended for the Best Comedy Album Grammy. Bill’s songs have been featured on Conan, Samantha Bee and Dr. Demento. This is his fourth play. Kelly DeSarla made her directorial debut at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival with The Brick. Her performance in Henry Jaglom’s Train to Zakopané won Kelly a 2014 Last Straw Award. She can be seen as a series regular in the soon to be released virtual reality series, Defrost, directed by Randal Kleiser, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Kelly is a trained classical flutist and performs regularly in Harriet Schock’s band.
Tickets to The Brick are FREE as part of the Santa Monica Playhouse BFF Binge Festival of Theatre. The BFF (October 16 – 29) offers over 4 dozen plays, workshops and an overflowing toy-box of special family-oriented events, to delight your senses and tickle your funny bone – and every single one of them is FREE, thanks to generous grants from the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, Pearl and Bill Bordy, the Cotkin Family and Playhouse PALS.
BFF events fill up fast, so make your reservations for The Brick today by emailing education@SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com or calling 1-310-394-9779 ext 3 and then visit SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com for a complete list of events. Binge on Theatre this October – better than television any day!
Presenter / Producer: Santa Monica Playhouse
Theater > Other
Event Phone: 310-394-9779 x1
Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th Street
Santa Monica CA 90401
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Performance Dates: 10/20/2017
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