Bree Pavey's TRAINWRECK Now Running Through 12/16 at Loft Ensemble

Bree Pavey's TRAINWRECK Now Running Through 12/16 at Loft Ensemble

LOFT ENSEMBLE announces the EXTENSION of their world premiere of TRAINWRECK, written and directed by Loft's Managing Director, Bree Pavey. Originally scheduled to close on November 18th,

Loft has added six new show dates through December 16th.
Step right up! Step right up! Enter the twisted Circus of the mind. Nothing is as it seems under the big top. If you become part of the act, will you be able to tell what is real and what is an illusion? Enter at your own risk. In the spirit of Loft's fall tradition, Pavey penned another play exploring dark themes and a haunting message. Having previously authored Will You Save Them? and Hammer of the Witches, both for Loft, she now explores the shadowy corridors of the psyche within the structure of the circus. But this isn't a standard scare show. In her directro's note, Bree writes:

"This show can mean different things to different folks. In our current climate, I aim for it to instigate conversations about choices, consequences and fear, and mostly how fear can rule us if we let it. Fear can lead us to label ourselves in ways that weaken rather than strengthen our ability to face and conquer it. I wanted to examine how our mind can make us think we may not be in control, even when we are."

"The audience reaction to this show has been incredible. I was aiming to create a conversation about fear and hearing folks discuss their reactions to and connections with the way we are telling this story has been so wonderful," says director Bree Pavey. "Knowing that audiences are receiving the message we are trying to send makes it so worthwhile."

The piece is punctuated with several dance numbers, though Pavey cautions that it is not a musical: "In an effort to exemplify the way our thoughts can ebb and flow and evolve from one thing to another, I wanted to include a lot of specific movement to demonstrate the journey these characters are on." Working with choreographer Cj Merriman, who was nominated this year for a Valley Theatre Award for Best Choreography for her work on Loft's 2017 production of Now or Neverland, the cast has been pushed into new territory with movement and physical expression.

*all photos by Victoria Anne Greenwood

TRAINWRECK is now EXTENDED through December 16th!

Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm
Tickets are $20 for general admission, $10 for students with ID.

Tickets are available at www.LoftEnsemble.org.
Box office phone is 818.616.3150.

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