Theatre of NOTE presents ALTERNATIVE ACTS

By: Jul. 19, 2017

Theatre of NOTE announces its production of Alternative Acts, an evening of 7 one-acts including: Out To Breakfast by Andrew Tarr, Benefits of a Gauntlet by Gina Garcia-Sharp, Sandwich by Kirsten Vangsness, Mr. Picmanby Tom Cavanaugh, Youniverse by Tennyson E. Stead, VladFather by Jennifer Hugus and Transitions by Bill Robens. Alternative Actswill open on Friday, August 25 at 10pm and run through Saturday, September 16 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood. Evening will begin with live music, food and drink.
Alternative Acts is a delightful mixtape of one-acts all written under the same titular theme.
In Out To Breakfast, we discover how something as simple as ordering a meal can take a surreal and hilarious turn. In Benefits of a Gauntlet, we are transported to a world where the battle over health care becomes a literal one. The imaginative Sandwich examines the way our point of view changes as we mature. Mr. Picman showcases an awkward mother-daughter relationship in a smartphone-driven world. In Youniverse, we explore the incredible lengths a couple will go to improve their relationship. In VladFather, bringing your girlfriend home to meet the family can be a life-or-death proposition. Transitions shows us how life behind the scenes can be just as vibrant as life in the spotlight.
The playwrights featured in Alternative Acts include Andrew Tarr, Gina Garcia-Sharp, Kirsten Vangsness, Tom Cavanaugh, Tennyson E. Stead, Jennifer Hugus and Bill Robens. The directors include McKerrin Kelly, Walter Koenig, Sabrina Lloyd, Kerr Lordygan, Kathleen O'Grady, Alina Phelan and Marc Antonio Pritchett.
Kirsten Vangsness (Featured Playwright) This is the fifth script by Kirsten Vangsness to be produced at Theatre of NOTE. Others include the short plays f-ing Collector and The Block of Thoon, the critically-acclaimed full-length play Potential Space (nominated by the LA Weekly for best play of the year), and most recently Mess, a solo play she is currently taking around the country (as of this writing she has performed Mess in New York, Alabama and Porterville, California) when time permits.
Walter Koenig (Featured Director) ("Oh yeah, that guy") Theatre (directing): Hotel Paradiso; America Hurrah; Twelve Angry Men, Twelve Angry Women; Becket; Three by Ten (3 Williams one-acts); Matrix; Twilight Zone (for theatre); Fastest Clock in the Universe. Theatre (acting): The Deputy, Christmas Carol (five years), The White House Murder Case, Steambath, Night Must Fall, Mamet's Duck Variations, The Boys in Autumn, Actors, Blood Wedding, Box And Cox. Television (acting): Star Trek (regular), Babylon 5 (recurring - five seasons), Antony and Cleopatra, lots of shows from the sixties which, if listed 60 years after the fact, would sound pathetic. Television (writing): Class of '65, Family, The Powers of Matthew Starr, Land of the Lost, Star Trek (animated). Film (writing): Inalienable.
The cast of Alternative Acts features Lacy Baxter, Alysha Brady, Tony DeCarlo, James Guinn, Elinor Gunn, Keston John, Brad C. Light, Rebecca Light, Sarah Lilly, Gerard Marzilli, Kathleen O'Grady, Alina Phelan, Nicole Gabriella Scipione, M. Hayward Scott, Stephen Simon, Kirsten Vangsness, Cliff Weissman and Richard Werner.
Alternative Acts features the work of Set Designer Amanda Knehans, Lighting Designer Rebecca Raines, Props Wrangler Alexis DeLaRosa and Sound Designer/Fight Coordinator Marc Antonio Pritchett. The production is stage managed by Kelly Egan.
Alternative Acts will open on Friday, August 25 at 10pm. It runs through Saturday, September 16 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood. Evening will begin with live music, food and drink.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 10pm. Ticket prices are $10 ($5 when you purchase a ticket to Welcome to the White Room). For tickets and details, please call 323-856-8611, or visit to purchase tickets online and to view the complete schedule.