L.A. Theatre Works brings you contemporary, edgy stories from leading writers, starring name actors from stage and screen.
Meet step-siblings Max and Susanna. They’ve got a lot to deal with: Susanna’s father has died, leaving an estate in tatters. Her mother has shacked up with a house painter; and all this chaos has made Max and Susanna closer than ever – and that spells trouble.
Becky’s about to embark on a blind date with Max. She comes off as incredibly awkward, but can you blame her? She not only has to deal with cocky, rude Max, she finds herself in the middle of a raucous family argument.
After an unpleasant surprise on their way to a bar, Max and Becky’s blind date ends badly. Then, Becky ends up pouring her heart out to Susanna’s husband Andrew, who’s being a little too receptive to Becky’s plight.
Max and Becky dissect what went wrong on their blind date and come to very different conclusions, while Susanna learns some unpleasant truths about her family.
In a new era of gender-neutral bathrooms and so many terms to define sexuality - what does it mean to be a man or a woman? Is it based on biology, social norms, or both? Listen to a challenging story about how we identify ourselves, based in part on a harrowing, real-life occurrence.
Boy is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series of science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.
As an 8-year-old, Samantha is acting out as she’s adapting to her new sexual identity; Jenny finds Adam’s behavior confusing and wonders if he’s gay; and Dr. Barnes’ efforts to help Samantha find herself at age 12 are unraveling.
Dr. Barnes and Samantha’s parents have a violent disagreement about Samantha’s future; Adam confronts Dr. Barnes about how his life has turned out; and Adam tells Jenny the truth about his background. Boy was recorded before a live audience at James Bridges Theater at UCLA.
Jackie, an ex-con and recovering addict, comes home to his beloved Veronica and finds a stranger’s hat on the kitchen table. This sends Jackie into a frenzy, forcing his sobriety sponsor Ralph to do everything he can to keep Jackie from relapsing - or worse.
Starring the original Broadway cast: Chris Rock, Bobby Cannavale, Annabella Sciorra, Yul Vazquez, and Elizabeth Rodriguez. Directed by Jace Alexander and written by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Recorded before a live audience at the UCLA James Bridges Theater in January 2013.
Jackie’s convinced Veronica’s been sleeping with her downstairs neighbor, so he confronts the guy and shows him who’s boss –but it turns out Jackie’s got the wrong guy with the wrong hat – so just who has Veronica been messing around with?
Starring the original Broadway cast: Chris Rock, Bobby Cannavale, Annabella Sciorra, Yul Vazquez, and Elizabeth Rodriguez. Directed by Jace Alexander and written by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at the UCLA James Bridges Theater in January 2013.
Jackie discovers the true identity of the title character and it’s driving him crazy.