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Before at Odyssey Theatre


11/14/2019 - 12/8/2019


Odyssey Theatre

2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
West Los Angeles,CA 90025
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Phone: 310-477-2055

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A new play with much music, influenced by the golden era of Hollywood musicals, from Irish writer/performer Pat Kinevane and the team that previously brought Forgotten, Underneath and the Olivier Award-winning Silent to the Odyssey. Inside Clerys of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts for good, Pontius is trying to choose a gift for his estranged daughter, whom he hasnt seen for almost 20 years. He will meet her in an hour. This fathers journey is both beautiful and strange, from the isolation of his Midlands home, to the madness of OConnell Street. Some folk are impossible to buy for Nov. 14 thought Dec, 8; Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West Los Angeles, CA 90025; $20-$30; (310) 477-2055

News About Before at Odyssey Theatre

THE CHILDREN Asks Big Questions In L.A. Premiere At Fountain Theatre
September 24, 2021

What is our responsibility to the future? What legacy do we want to leave? The Los Angeles premiere of The Children, written by Lucy Kirkwood and directed by Simon Levy, asks those questions and more in its Los Angeles premiere at the Fountain Theatre.

THE SERPENT Announced At The Odyssey Theatre
September 21, 2021

The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble re-opens its re-envisioning of the Odyssey's 1969 West Coast premiere of The Serpent, the Obie award-winning play by Jean-Claude van Itallie. The production initially opened in March, 2020 as part of the Odyssey's 50th Anniversary “Circa '69” Season, but was shuttered five days later by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

BWW Interview: Cameron Meyer On SEX WITH STRANGERS & Other Theatrical Liaisons
September 12, 2021

Crimson Square Theatre Company presents Laura Eason’s SEX WITH STRANGERS opening September 24th at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. This two-hander, directed by Benjamin Burt, features Cameron Meyer and Casey King as the titular STRANGERS. Had the chance to question Cameron on SEX WITH STRANGERS as well as her extensive Los Angeles theatre background.

BWW Interview: NEA Four Artist John Fleck Is So ALIVE & Still Kicking Up A Storm
September 10, 2021

Performance artist John Fleck will present four live, work-in-progress performances of his musical cabaret/special event it’s alive, IT’S ALIVE! at the Odyssey Theatre starting September 18th. Had the chance to chat up this infamous NEA FOUR artist on his creativity, his patience in the makeup chair and his creative history with David Schweizer.

Live 'Music At The Odyssey' Series Returns With New Guests
August 31, 2021

Curated and emceed by bass player and actor John Snow, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's live Music at the Odyssey series features a unique roster of musical artists across different spectrums, from jazz to folk to R&B to pop.

International City Theatre Returns to the Stage With CLOSELY RELATED KEYS
July 30, 2021

Living in New York shortly after September 11, Julia Dolan (Mason) is an up-and-coming corporate attorney whose carefully constructed life begins to crumble when she learns she has a half-sister (Mohammadi) — a Muslim who has fled Iraq. Neyla plays the violin and wants to audition for Julliard, but Julia is wary. Is there more to Neyla's story?

RIDE HOME Will Be Performed on Instagram Live By Bombay Theatre Company Next Week
July 07, 2021

After a date with someone he met online, Fred calls his best friend Billy for a ride home in the middle of the night. Billy reluctantly picks up Fred. As they approach the bridge to cross the bay, their friendship is tested when Billy's resentment collides with Fred's deepest fear.

BWW Interview: Michael Berns' BLOOD ROCK: THE MUSICAL On The Road To Broadway
October 19, 2020

Songwriter, vocalist, and music producer Michael Berns has been keeping busy during these quarantined times producing a six-song EP of his theatrical show BLOOD ROCK: THE MUSICAL. With the able vocal assist from his Broadway friends (Andy Mientus, Damon Daunno, Jennifer DiNola and Robert Torti), and his new writing partner Ralph Pezzullo, Broadway Sings Blood Rock The Musical has been created.

Broadway Books: 10 Books on Set Design to Read While Staying Inside!
August 09, 2020

These books, many of which were written by current or former set designers, take a deep dive into what the art is all about, how to get started, what research goes into the craft, and even how to design on a budget!

BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Costume Designer and Educator Halei Parker Who Makes Art a Part of Her Everyday Life
May 05, 2020

This Spotlight focuses on Costume Designer and Educator Halei Parker, who I first met in the dressing room at the Clark Library when she showed up with a wonderful variety of cleverly designed costumes for the publicity photo shoot for a?oeLady Windermere's Fana?? when I was the publicist for Chalk Repertory Theatre. Halei really opened my eyes to the possibilities for character interpretation that a costume designer can bring to a show.

Review: U.S. Premiere of BEFORE Brings Olivier Award-Winners Pat Kinevane and Fishamble Back to the Odyssey Theatre
November 23, 2019

From the moment you enter the theater, it's obvious something dramatic is about to take place during BEFORE with its black walls and set pieces begging for lights and color to awaken the spirit and envelop the misty atmosphere within its walls. And following the initial blackout, Pat Kinevane explodes with never-ending energy during his 90-minute physical performance piece about love, loss, and parental responsibilities in the face of overwhelming odds.

DINNER WITH FRIENDS to Open 2019/2020 Season at CV Rep Theater
October 03, 2019

A Deliciously Witty, Insightful, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play that Explores the Complexities of Marriage and Friendship to Open 2019/2020 Season at CV Rep

Review: IN CIRCLES Brings the Free-Spirited 1968 Off-Broadway Scene to the Odyssey Theatre
September 28, 2019

IN CIRCLES is a feast for the eyes, even if Gertrude Stein's texts as lyrics seem nonsensical at times. Just go with the flow and let the atmosphere of the avant-garde 1968 theatre scene set your mind free! If only Stein's lover Alice B. Toklas was there to hand out her special recipe brownies to enhance the 80-minute experience!

Rogue Machine Opens MISS LILY GETS BONED
August 28, 2019

Rogue Machine presents the West Coast Premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's a?oeMISS LILLY GETS BONEDa?? directed by Robin Larsen.

Berkeley Rep Announces Cast And Creative Team For THE GREAT WAVE
July 31, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the cast and creative team for the American premiere of The Great Wave written by Francis Turnly and directed by Mark Wing-Davey.

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