Black Box Theatre to Present WORKING FOR THE MOUSE

Black Box Theatre presents a limited Los Angeles engagement of San Francisco Bay Area theater luminary Trevor Allen's critically acclaimed solo show WORKING FOR THE MOUSE. Coming to Hollywood on this leg of the "Cease and Desist" tour, he is bringing the show for the first time to Southern California, where the magic all began.

Ever wonder what really goes on at the Happiest Place on Earth? Chronicling the life of a costumed character at Disneyland, WORKING FOR THE MOUSE, called "very funny...an uplifting comic tale well told" by the San Francisco Chronicle, and "Hilarious...touching...perfectly wonderful...Even Walt would have laughed" by the Bay Area News Group, answers this and other burning questions like, "Is it hot in there?", "Where do you see out of?" and "What kind of underwear does Mickey wear under there?"

Playwright and performer Trevor Allen spent a few years in Southern California portraying Pluto, Mr. Smee, the Mad Hatter and other characters in his height range on his quest for voice clearance and his dream of becoming Peter Pan. He recounts his tales of backstage debauchery, sex, drugs, kicks to the crotch, militant managers, and quirky coworkers in this unique coming-of-age tale that blows pixie dust in your eyes while offering a glimpse behind the ears of the Magic Kingdom.

Nancy Carlin directs this revival of Allen's riotously sordid memoir, based on Kent Nicholson's original staging. WORKING FOR THE MOUSE previously played at Berkeley's Impact Theatre, where it premiered in 2002 and was re-staged June 2011.

Founded by artistic director Trevor Allen with producer Karen McKevitt, Black Box Theatre Company, is dedicated to exploring modes of new live performance. The company received a "Best of the San Francisco Fringe Festival Award" in 2000 for the original production Chain Reactions, and is best-known for the award-winning production of The Creature, Trevor Allen's adaptation of Frankenstein, which began life as a series of podcasts recorded live at public staged readings. Matthew Quinn (Producer-Combined Artform/Theatre Asylum) Created Combined Artform in 1998 to produce full and co-productions and currently owns/operates Theatre Asylum. Stand out productions include Santaland Diaries(SF), Blink & You Might Miss Me, A Tuna Christmas and How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse. In 2010 he started the Asylum's Best of the Fringe (Encore Awards) and from it has produced/co-produced extensions of Pulp Shakespeare, Pokemusical, Sunny Afternoon, Meet and Greet, Women and the Theatre Asylum Holiday Festival. WHEN: Opens: April 10 Closes April 19 Fri - Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 3pm WHERE: Theatre Asylum - 1078 Lillian Way, LA CA 90038 TICKETS: $20 workingforthemouse.com or www.theatreasylum-la.com 800-838-3006 For more information about WORKING FOR THE MOUSE, please visit workingforthemouse.com.

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