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City Garage Classic Weekend - Mac Wellmam’s “Bad Penny"

City Garage Classic Weekend - Mac Wellmam’s “Bad PennyEach “City Garage Classic Weekend” is free starting on Friday at 8:00pm for a week until the following Friday at noon, but we welcome donations.  Please make your contribution on our Chuffed page and then head over to Youtube to enjoy the show!

Here is how the LA Times described this Obie-award winning play in its review of our 2008 production:

“‘A bad penny always turns up’ is a platitude that packs an unexpected existential punch, at least in the sardonic world of New York playwright Mac Wellman. In Wellman’s Obie Award-winning short play, the titular “Bad Penny” opens a portal to the metaphysical abyss that yawns beneath the banality of a summer’s day in Central Park — and, by extension, beneath a society shaped by clichéd thought.”

The Times went on to highlight how director Frédérique Michel's production was “Staged with an austere pitch to the intellect” They also praised the performances, saying that while “Wellman’s witty, abstract use of language is consistently challenging... The ensemble delivery is clear and capable.”

Backstage West's review noted that while the piece feels “enigmatic... director Frederíque Michel gives it an able cast and an elegantly impeccable production, and Charles Duncombe’s handsome set uses projections to suggest the changing seasons.”

Presenter / Producer: Frederique Michel & Charles Duncombe

Listed Categories
Theater > Drama
Theater > Theatrical Comedy

Event Phone: 310-453-9939

City Garage Theater
2525 Michigan Ave
Santa Monica CA 90404

LA - Hollywood / Westside

Performance Dates: 2/19/2021 - 2/26/2021
Friday, 02/19/2021
Saturday, 02/20/2021
Sunday, 02/21/2021
Monday, 02/22/2021
Tuesday, 02/23/2021
Wednesday, 02/24/2021
Thursday, 02/25/2021
Friday, 02/26/2021

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Each “City Garage Classic Weekend” is Pay-What-You-Can viewing starting on Friday at 8:00pm until the following Friday at noon. Please make your contribution on our Chuffed page and then head over to Youtube  to enjoy the show!

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