West Coast Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Reality TV Dark Comedy OUR HOUSE Set for 6/29 - 8/5
Wasatch Theatrical Ventures has announced the West Coast premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Our House, helmed by award-winning director Kiff Scholl, for a limited engagement at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood. There will be one preview performance on June 29, with opening night set for Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 8:00. Our House will play through August 5.
Are news and entertainment interchangeable? In Our House, a cocksure TV big shot faced with dwindling ratings installs America's favorite news anchor as host of a popular reality show. Meanwhile, in Middle America, a houseful of roommates bickers over high-stakes real-world conflicts: Merv doesn't clean the bathroom. Someone ate Alice's yogurt. And the rent is long past due. When reality collides with reality TV, we find ourselves front and center in a drama that holds the nation riveted. Our House is a deliciously scathing new comedy that takes on a media-obsessed culture intent on turning even the most sobering crisis into sexy entertainment.
Theresa Rebeck is a widely produced playwright throughout the United States and abroad whose work also includes The Scene, The Water's Edge, Loose Knit, The Family of Mann, Spike Heels, Bad Dates, Poor Behavior, View o f the Dome, Omnium Gatherum (co-written with Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros and a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2004) and The Understudy. She has written two novels, Three Girls and Their Brother and Twelve Rooms with a View. She is also an award-winning writer and producer for television, including the shows Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Brooklyn Bridge, Dream On, L.A. Law and NYPD Blue, and she is the creator of NBC's Smash, among others.
Award-winning director Kiff Scholl most recently served as director of Hyper-Chondriac at the Asylum Lab and Expecting to Fly at the Elephant Space. Other Los Angeles directing credits include Kill Me, Deadly and Shake at Theatre of Note, and Don Giovanni Tonight, Don Carlo Tomorrow at Sacred Fools, about which the LA Times said, "Director Kiff Scholl has few peers at keeping us intrigued."
The cast of Our House will feature (in alphabetical order) Mark Belnick, Ajarae Coleman, Patrick Hancock, Rachel Germaine, Kyle Ingleman, Jennifer Kenyon, and JB Waterman. The set design is by Dan Mailley, lighting design is by Matt Richter, costume design is by Sharell Martin, and sound and video design is by Corwin Evans. The stage manager is Stephaine Boltjes, and Our House is produced for Wasatch Theatrical Ventures by Racquel Lehrman and Theatre Planners.
There will be one preview performance of Our House on Friday, June 29 at 8pm. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 30 at 8:00. General seating admission is $12.50 for the preview, and $25 for regular performances. The running schedule is Friday and Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 7pm, through August 5 only. Tickets are on sale now, and may be purchased online at www.plays411.com/ourhouse or by calling (323) 960-7773.
The Lounge Theatre is located at 6201 Santa Monica Boulevard (just east of Vine, at El Centro), in Hollywood. Street parking is available.