Chalk Repertory Theatre
is pleased to announce the cast of GALLERY SECRETS, presented in conjunction with the Natural History Museum of L.A. County's 100th Anniversary. GALLERY SECRETS is composed of four new short plays commissioned by four Los Angeles playwrights performed after hours in four different galleries at NHM. Each play is inspired by an assignEd Gall
ery and set in the time period when that gallery was built, uncovering 100 years of history, architecture and exhibits.
Performances take place on
September 21, 22, 27, 29 and October 5, 6, 11 and 13 at 7:00pm. Tickets are $25 non-members, $20 members, available at www.NHM.ORG/calendar
. Call 213-763-3499 for more information.
In the 1913 Rotunda
A VAST HOARD by Tom Jacobson
Directed by Janet Hayatshahi
On the eve of the museum's opening, civic leader Harris Newmark attempts to take back the portraits of himself and his wife that he has donated to the museum's director.
In the 1929 African Mammal Hall
SKINS AND BONES by Ruth McKee
Two young paleontologists, Hildegarde Howard and Henry Anson Wilde, navigate an exhibit hall's worth of misunderstandings to establish their real-life romance.
In the 1978 Gem & Mineral Hall
Directed by Jeff Wienckowski
Marie struggles to understand why her husband, a retired Colonel, has taken such an interest in collecting specimens of Gems and Minerals.
In the present day Dinosaur Hall
PROM SEASON by Boni B. Alvarez
Featuring: Angel Felix, Justin Huen, Morgan Pavey and Marie Ponc
It's Prom Night at the Natural History Museum, and a teenager and her boyfriend slip away to have sex, only to be discovered by a security guard who has seen this all before.
Chalk Repertory Theatre
is dedicated to presenting classical and contemporary plays in unconventional spaces around Los Angeles County. Chalk Rep kicked off in 2009 with a critically-acclaimed season of four plays including the Ovation Award-winning Family Planning.
Other past productions include Three Sisters
, Twelfth Night,
and the West Coast Premiere of Slither
at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the West Coast premiere of The Debate over Courtney O'Connell of Columbus, Nebraska
by Mat Smart, the 2010 and 2012 FLASH Festival of short plays, three world premiere productions by founding member Ruth McKee including Hell Money
, Full Disclosure
, and the Garland Nominated Stray,
and most recently the world premiere of MOMMUNE
by Dorothy Fortenberry and Lady Windermere's Fan
by Oscar Wilde
at the William Andrews
Clark Memorial Library.
For more information about Chalk Rep, visit the theatre online at www.ChalkRep.com
For more information on Performing Arts in the Natural Museum, visit
Photos from SKINS AND BONES in the 1929 African Mammal Hall
Featuring Katherine Sigismund as Hildy and Joel J. Gelman as Henry.
Photography by Halei Parker