LONE STAR And LAUNDRY & BOURBON By James Mclure Set For Theatre Of Arts At Arena Stage In Hollywood
Theatre of Arts will present two one-act plays by James McLure, Lone Star and Laundry & Bourbon for eight performances only, it was announced today in Hollywood. Directed by Braxton Molinaro, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Thryshon Battle, Shalom Desota, Keith Gerstner, Yuwi Kim, Sean Piccioli, and Erin Yeagley.
Set in Maynard, Texas amidst a bunch of "sluts and rednecks who want to break your nose for you" comes this double feature by James McLure. In Lone Star, it's the early 1980s as the sun sets on the back yard of a small-town Texas bar. Roy, battling symptoms of PTSD and making sense of his new identity as he returns home to recalibrate, knocks back some cold ones with his brother Ray, reminiscing about old times and wondering where everyone has gone - with some surprising discoveries along the way.
In Laundry & Bourbon, Roy's wife Elizabeth sits on the steps of their front porch sipping bourbon, folding laundry, and wondering about her lover's return after a confusing few days and no sign of him. Little does Roy know that Elizabeth needs him now more than ever. A couple of familiar friends swoop in to provide support as Elizabeth attempts to navigate her own extraordinary circumstances.
Theatre of Arts is the longest continuously running acting studio in Los Angeles. Located in the heart of Hollywood, students and alumni are exposed to cutting edge techniques such as motion capture performance, stage combat, and stand-up comedy. Theatre of Arts boasts a working faculty and growing alumni that provide a networking community of actors that support one another in their professional endeavors amidst its campus and beyond. Notable alumni include Clint Eastwood, Mickey Rooney, and Robert Mitchum.
Lone Star and Laundry & Bourbon will open on Thursday, November 8, at 7:30pm. The performance schedule is Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm through November 18. Admission is $10 and beginning October 26 tickets may be purchased online at www.toa.edu or by phone at (323) 860-4356. Theatre of Arts is located at Arena Stage, 1625 N. Las Palmas Avenue, in Hollywood, 90028.