2Cents Presents US Premiere of LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS
2Cents Theatre is thrilled to present the U.S. Premiere of LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS, written by Sam Steiner and directed by Jen Bloom. LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS will preview on Saturday, January 6 at 8pm & Sunday, January 7 at 7pm and will open on Friday, January 12 at 8pm and run through Sunday, February 11 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.
Sam Steiner's LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS explores how we communicate in our everyday lives, and how that could be affected by censorship, oppression and loss of free speech. Bernadette and Oliver are two people that meet, fall in love and move in together, like people do. But their rapidly-progressing relationship becomes more complicated when the government introduces a draconian hush law giving everyone a daily limit of just 140 words each. They come up with ways to communicate with each other within the constraints of the law, but how can you know someone in just 140? Without words and the freedom to use them, are we completely powerless?
LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS was first performed at the Warwick Arts Centre in January 2015, produced by Walrus. It subsequently transferred to the National Student Drama Festival in March 2015, where it won three awards, including judges' commendations for writing and direction. The production visited Latitude Festival in July before a sell-out run at Zoo Southside at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and transferred to Camden People's Theatre on 24 November 2015.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM
SAM STEINER (Playwright) is a playwright and screenwriter, currently studying for an MA in Screenwriting at the National Film and Television School. Whilst an undergraduate at the University of Warwick, he co-founded a new-writing theatre company, Walrus, and wrote Walrus's debut production, Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, which premiered at the Warwick Arts Centre in June 2015. It has since been performed to acclaim at 6 different venues across the country including sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and Camden People's Theatre. The play is published by Nick Hern Books and had its London premiere in November 2015.
JEN BLOOM (Director) is a director, teacher and actor who loves unusual artistic collaborations, especially in unusual places. She is a Resident Director at Santa Monica Rep, directing and producing projects like A Christmas Carol, Memorandum, How I Learned to Drive, The Learned Ladies and several play festivals and readings. Jen's site-specific theatrical installation work includes The Tempest! at the Annenberg Beach House, Brecht-cerpts at the historic Brecht home, Untethered in the Mountain View Mausoleum, and Dinosaur Encounters and Ice Age Encounters in the Los Angeles Natural History Museum and LaBrea Tarpits in collaboration with the Jim Henson Creature Shop. She has collaborated on directing and new play development projects with Trinity Rep, Chalk Rep, the Gamm Theatre, Perishable Theatre, Rogue Machine, Theatricum Botanicum, and L.A. Playwrights Union. As an actor, Jen was a company member with Elemental Theatre, Living Literature, and Second Story Theatre, and is featured in small independent film projects that are hard to find. She was also the voice for Rock Yoga and Yoga in the Car (Live Events and CD series), and the host for Shine Storytelling from 2013-2014. Jen is on the Faculty for AMDA, where she teaches Directing and Acting. She has served on the faculties of Rhode Island College and Providence College, and has been found teaching, directing and/or speaking at events and workshops A. Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Director's Lab West, American Jewish University, UCSB, USC, UCLArts and Healing, WOLF Outdoor Education, Theatre Dojo, Apple, Yoga Blend, Yoga Groove, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Jen has an MFA in Directing & Acting from Trinity Repertory Conservatory. Registered Yoga Teacher, The Nosara Yoga Institute of Costa Rica. BFA, Acting Marymount Manhattan College. ARC grant recipient for Directing 2010.
The cast of LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS features: Brynn Alexander and Phillip Asta
LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS features an award-winning design team. The set design is by Leslie K. Gray. The lighting design is by Matt Richter. The sound design is by Cricket S. Myers. The costume design is by Jessica J'aime. LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS is produced by Kristen Boulé and Jon Tosetti.
ABOUT THE SCHEDULE AND PRICING
LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS will preview on Saturday, January 6 at 8pm & Sunday, January 7 at 7pm and will open onFriday, January 12 at 8pm and run through Sunday, February 11 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm; Sundays at 3:00pm.