World Premiere of STRAYS Sets Opening at Secret Rose
STRAYS: We All Feel A Little Lost Sometimes, is a warm, funny journey through one woman's experiences in the animal rescue world as she finds parallels of her own story. Twice adopted, Lisa Wharton faces her own fears of abandonment and the guilt of not being able to protect the ones she loves and finds hope, one rescue at a time.
Tickets are $28 and available at Brown Paper Tickets: http://strays.brownpapertickets.com
75% of all ticket sales will be distributed among three different animal rescue organizations. The hour-long performances are at 3 PMevery Sunday, October 29 through Sunday, December 3rd. at The Secret Rose (11264 Magnolia Blvd. North Hollywood, 91601).
Lisa Wharton has held lead and supporting roles in several independent films including Razor's
Ring, The Light, Teachers and Anarchy TV and Clocking the T. If you look closely, you might recognize her as PetSmart employee in the PetSmart National Adoption Weekend commercial. This fall, she will appear in Criminal Confessions premiering on the Oxygen Network. She began her acting training in San Francisco with the acclaimed Jean Shelton and then with her son, Christian Phillips at the Actor's Theatre before moving to Los Angeles in 2007. Lisa was a company member of the Actor's Theatre in San Francisco for three years. Her favorite theatre roles include Honey in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Madame X in Strindberg's The Stronger and Thelma in A Trip to Bountiful where she shared the stage with Jean Shelton. Lisa is a passionate animal advocate. She started volunteering with animal rescue organizations over 10 years ago. While in San Francisco she volunteered with the ASPCA's Animal Therapy program and continues to advocate, foster, volunteer as much as she can in her spare time.
Director, Lisa Nicole Lennox is a film and stage director who worked the theatre circuit in the San Francisco Bay Area for eight years. After moving to Los Angeles, she worked as an actor and casting associate but found directing to be her spark and the best way to share her creative voice. She finds the exploration of the human condition to be fascinating and enjoys delving into the many layers of life on film and stage. She teaches acting at The Young Actors Studio in North Hollywood. Lisa graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Theatre.
This show is dedicated to the all the resilient beings that have suffered at the hands of cruelty. And, to the tireless animal rescue volunteers that help make the world a more compassionate place, one rescue at a time.