Photo Flash: Opening Night at GoAlleyCat Productions' IT IS DONE West Coast Premiere
22Q Entertainment LLC and GoAlleyCat Productions presents the West Coast Premiere of the New York hit, IT IS DONE, a thrilling new play in an environmental setting, written by award-winning playwright Alex Goldberg and directed by Ovation award-winner Michael Michetti (The Twentieth Century Way, Carousel, Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings). IT IS DONE opened on May 15 and runs through Tuesday, June 12 at the Pig ‘N Whistle Restaurant, 6714 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood. See photos from the opening night party below!
During a howling windstorm, three strangers are trapped inside a desolate bar in the middle of nowhere. Hank, the bartender has a dirty mind. Jonas, a man on the run, has a dirty secret. Ruby, marooned at the bar with car trouble, has a dirty job. This tense and taut site-specific production is performed in a real working bar with the tunes of Hank Williams running throughout. IT IS DONE allows the audience to be flies on the wall in the middle of the action as the actors move among them. Are these people connected? Is it a coincidence that they're all there at the same time? Who will snap first?
Michael Michetti (Director) is the Co-Artistic Director of The Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena where he has directed John Walch's The Dinosaur Within, Tom Jacobson's The Twentieth-Century Way, Deborah Stein's God Save Gertrude, Jason Grote's 1001, Eric Whitacre's Paradise Lost: Shadows & Wings, Carlos Murillo's Dark Play or Stories For Boys, his own adaptation of Oscar Wilde's A Picture of Dorian Gray, Sinan Ünel's Pera Palas, Charles L. Mee's Summertime, and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
A director of plays and musicals, new works and classics, his diverse credits include: Kiss Me, Kate (Ovation Award, Best Musical), Carousel, Man of La Mancha and Li'l Abner at Reprise; Tom Jacobson's House of the Rising Son at Ensemble Studio Theatre L.A. and Ouroboros at the Road Theatre; The Comedy of Errors, Hamlet, Don Juan and As You Like It at A Noise Within; Brecht's Edward II and Aphra Behn's The Rover for Circle X; David Hare's Amy's View starring Carol Lawrence at Florida Rep; Michael Frayn's Noises Off at PlayMakers Repertory Theatre; David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre starring HAl Holbrook at the Pasadena Playhouse; Sondheim's Anyone Can Whistle and Sweeney Todd; and A Midsummer Night's Dream. He has received many Los Angeles area theatre awards including five Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards and two Ovation Awards.
ALEX GOLDBERG (Writer)'s plays have been produced in New York City at The Flea, APAC, FringeNYC, Emerging Artists Theater, Planet Connection Festivity (Winner, Outstanding Production of a One-Act), and Midtown International Theater Festival (Winner, Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script). His works have also been produced at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival, Raconteur Theatre (Columbus, Ohio), Little Fish Theatre (San Pedro, CA), Chicago, and Taiwan (in Mandarin). His new play America's Brightest Star is scheduled to premiere at Railroad Playhouse in Newburgh, NY in October 2012. He is a two-time O’Neill Conference semifinalist. Publication: Turn the Page: Two One-Act Plays about Closure by Alex Goldberg (Original Works Publishing). He has performed sketch and improv comedy at UCB, The PIT, and at festivals across the country. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild, Inc. and ASCAP, a playwright in residence at Railroad Playhouse and currently lives in Los Angeles.
MICHAEL McCARTNEY (Hank) is an actor and writer who works extensively in film, theater and television. Film credits include: “Amazing Spiderman,” “Dealing,” “A Telephone Call,” “Neal Cassady,” “Confess” and “Halloween Resurrection.” Theater credits include: Warriors, Showtime In Waco, Antigone and Pilgrims. Television Credits Include: “Conan O’Brien,” “Law & Order,” “Conviction” and “The Office.” Michael’s screenplay The Wrechage” was a Quarter Finalist for the 2009 Nicholl Fellowship, his screenplay “Devil’s Mountain” was a Semi-Finalist for the 2010 ShriekFest and his screenplay Bats & Brooms” was a finalist in the 2012 Beverly Hills Film Festival.
Catia Ojeda (Ruby) originated the role of “Ruby” in the critically-acclaimed New York production of IT IS DONE, and is thrilled to make her Los Angeles stage debut. Other New York Theatre: Playwrights Horizons, The New Group, MITF, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, The Gallery Players, The Astoria Performing Arts Center. National Tour: The 101 Dalmatians Musical, directed by Jerry Zaks. Regional Theatre: Williamstown, Ogunquit Playhouse, Riverside Theatre, Engeman Theatre. TV: “30 Rock,” “Damages,” “Law and Order,” and most recently, the pilot “Over/Under” for the USA Network. Catia received her BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College. She has also trained at The Williamstown Theatre Festival and at The British American Dramatic Academy in London.
ANDRE TENERELLI (Jonas) Recently performed in Ayn Rand’s Night of January 16th at the Odyssey Theater, a stage production of Hitchcock’s Rope at Ventura Court Theatre, and 24-hour Stage Play at the Avery Schreiber Theatre. On screen, he can be seen in a number of Commercials, Shorts and Independent Features, including N.A.T.C.O.T.E., the latest Asylum Films production starring Jake Busey and the lovely Dominique Swain Andre studies at the revolutionary Carter Thor Studio, with the very gifted and inspirational team of Alice Carter and Cameron Thor. Inspired by the work of Ed Harris, Jack Lemmon, Sean Penn and Barry Pepper.
IT IS DONE features an award-winning design team. Production Design is by Terry Hanrahan. Sound Design is by Julie Ferrin. Due to the mature nature of the play, no one under the age of 18 is admitted. Ticket prices are $25.00 for all performances. Tickets are available online at www.itisdonetheplay.com or at the box office on the evening of the performance (cash only).
Formed in 2011 by Robert Levinstein and Alan Wager, 22Q Entertainment LLC produces, manages and casts live events and theatre. The duo brings more than 25 years experience in various aspects of live entertainment including Broadway, staged readings and concerts. For more information, visit www.22QEntertainment.com.
GoAlleyCat Productions is the brainchild of real-life couple Alex Goldberg and Catia Ojeda. Combined they have decades of experience in professional theater, television and film. Their award-winning theatrical work has been produced and performed in 30 states and on 3 continents, and their film and television credits include network shows, indie feature films, and dozens of commercials. Their mission is to develop, incubate and produce bold, exciting and risky projects in theatre, television and film in New York, Los Angeles and beyond.
For more, go to www.goalleycat.com.
Rex Smith and Tracy Smith
Producer Robert Levinstein
Producer Alan Wager and Sandy Wager
Mario, Ludy, and Robert Levinstein
IT IS DONE Producers
Andre Tenerelli Catia Ojeda and Michael McCartney
Alex Goldberg and Catia Ojeda