Little Fish Theatre Announces Second Show of 2016 Season: DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY

By: Feb. 06, 2016
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Little Fish Theatre today announced the opening of the second show of its 2016 season: Domestic Tranquility, by Rich Orloff. A popular American playwright, Orloff's plays have received over 1400 productions around the world. Little Fish produced his short play The Ultimate Battle for Total Control of the Entire Universe in 2014's ever-popular annual evening of short plays Pick of the Vine.

The Millers are a nice family who live in a nice home in a nice suburb during the nice 1950s. On a day like any other day, their lives are turned upside down by three escaped convicts with bad manners, much to the chagrin of perfect homemaker Ethel Miller. The lead villain, Lou Calendo, decides to hole-up in the Miller house until the rescue car arrives. His younger brother Tony, a two-bit boxer who turned to a life of crime after failing his postal exam, finds himself being passionately pursued by Cindy Miller, the adolescent daughter of the Millers. The third convict, Spot, who communicates only through canine-like grunts, soon develops an affection for suburban life and a taste for for Ethel's chocolate cake. When their stay lasts longer than Lou expected, reluctant hero Herbert Miller must decide how to get rid of the unwanted guests and reclaim his household once and for all.

Ethel Miller is played by Little Fish company member Shirley Hatton*, a StageScene LA Award Winner for Sweeney Todd. Groundlings graduate and StageSceneLA Award Winner Don Schlossman* plays the hapless Herbert Miller. Olivia Schlueter-Corey, a new face at Little Fish but known to Shakespeare by the Sea fans for the past two seasons, plays zealous Cindy Miller. Bill Wolski, Little Fish favorite and StageSceneLA Award Winner for LFT's Panache, plays tough guy Lou Calendo, while Ryan Knight, another new LFT face and SBTS regular, plays the dreamy Tony. Daniel Tennant, last seen in LFT's Oh, Baby rounds out the cast as the gruff-but-lovable convict Spot.

"I am thrilled to be directing the West Coast premiere of Domestic Tranquility and can't wait to share this hilarious comedy with our audiences," states director Holly Baker-Kreiswirth. "It's a wild romp of a play that combines the nostalgia of the 1950s with the craziness of a farce." Baker-Kreiswirth has directed numerous plays at Little Fish over the years, including LFT's 2015 production of Ethan Claymore, which received a WOW from StageSceneLA, and the 2012 award-winning Tryst.

Domestic Tranquility will run Fridays and Saturdays March 4 through April 2 at 8pm. One Sunday matinee is scheduled for 2pm on March 20, where the creative team will be available for 10 to 15 minutes for a post-show discussion with the audience.

Founded in 2002, Little Fish Theatre presents classic and contemporary plays in an intimate setting on Centre Street in downtown San Pedro. Producing eleven plays each year in a one-room 65-seat venue, Little Fish delivers the quintessential close-up theatrical experience, where audience and performers share space and sight-lines, making for eruptive laughter, highly-charged action and palpable emotion.

*This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors' Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule.

Domestic Tranquility by Rich Orloff at Little Fish

Watch our DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY trailer now!Domestic Tranquility by Rich Orloff opens March 4th and runs thru April 2nd.Directed by Holly Baker-Kreiswirth. Starring Shirley Hatton*, Don Schlossman*, Bill Wolski, Daniel Tennant, and introducing Ryan Knight & Olivia Schlueter-Corey!Video Production by Little Toy Boat Radio Pictures *denotes member Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers

Posted by Little Fish Theatre on Thursday, February 25, 2016


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