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Open Fist's Ambitious GARY PLAYS by Murray Mednick Gets One-Week Extension

The Gary Plays - Extended through June 10: Fans of seminal playwright and Padua Hills Playwrights Festival founder Murray Mednick are in for a treat: Open Fist Theatre Company presents Mednick's entire "The Gary Plays" series in one epic production. Originated by Padua Playwrights and developed in workshops over a two-year period by Open Fist, "The Gary Plays" chronicles the odyssey of unemployed actor Gary Bean in the years following the random murder of his son. An everyman/anti-hero, Gary has been hailed by KCRW as "a sort of L.A. Leopold Bloom." Audiences can choose to follow his journey over the course of three evenings - or view all six plays on a single Sunday.


"EXISTENTIAL... SPIRITUAL... I just LOVED this piece... deep waves of emotion" -KUCI 88.9 FM

"A TRIUMPH in all its aspects, drama at its finest... the cast is uniformly superb... handsomely mounted... plenty of wry humor" -Theatre Notes

"EXCELLENT... challenging theatre, crisp and well defined direction, spot on characters presented by professional actors with amazing special effects... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED" - On Stage Los Angeles

• Written by Murray Mednick
• Directed by Guy Zimmerman
• Starring Peggy Ann Blow, Sandra Kate Burck, Phillip C. Curry, Carl J. Johnson, Elizabeth Lande, Darrell Larson, Jeff LeBeau,Laura Liguori, Derek Manson, Roderick Menzies, Laura Richardson, Barbara Schofield, Josh Trant, Kelly Van Kirk, Amanda Weier, Norbert Weisser
• Produced by Martha Demson and Laura Hill
• Presented by Open Fist Theatre Company

Continues through June 10
Remaining performances:
• Thursdays at 8 p.m.: May 25, June 1, June 8 (Part 1 -Tirade for Three, Girl on a Bed)
• Fridays at 8 p.m.: May 26, June 2, June 9 (Part 2 - Gary's Walk, Out of the Blue)
• Saturdays at 8 p.m.: May 27, June 3 (Part 3 - DaddyO Dies Well, Charles' Story)
• Saturday at 2 p.m.: June 10 ONLY (Part 3 - DaddyO Dies Well, Charles' Story)
• Sundays at 12 p.m.: May 28, June 4 (Part 1 -Tirade for Three, Girl on a Bed)
• Sundays at 3 p.m.: May 28, June 4 (Part 2 - Gary's Walk, Out of the Blue)
• Sundays at 7 p,m.: May 28, June 4 (Part 3 - DaddyO Dies Well, Charles' Story)

Atwater Village Theatre
3269 Casitas Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(FREE parking in the Atwater Xing lot one block south of the theater)

(323) 882-6912 or

• Each (2-play) part: $30
• Series Pass (all 3 Parts/6 plays): $50

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