LET’S TALK ABOUT THEATER IN LOS ANGELES

Specifically, let’s discuss this play that I’m producing as part of Hollywood Fringe. It’s going to be great. Let me tell you exactly why.

HERE IS WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

When Steven and his brother Jason pull a deceitful stunt on an innocent man, Steven can not shake the incident. He’s caught between a rock and a hard place when the very man he tricked begins following him, dispensing spiritual advice about the shallowness of his life. This is the story of one man’s untimely transgression and his subsequent spiritual awakening. A comedy.

HERE IS THE CAST:

Ian Gould 

Lenny Venito

Nicholas Giordano

Jessica Nicole Collins

Abbe Ertel Magid

Akul Dang

Hunter Seagroves

Maggie Marion

HERE ARE THE TICKETS

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Dear Sirs:

I have just seen the film Lifeboat, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and billed as written by me. While in many ways the film is excellent there are one or two complaints I would like to make. While it is certainly true that I wrote a script for Lifeboat, it is not true that in that script as in the film there were any slurs against organized labor nor was there a stock comedy Negro. On the contrary there was an intelligent and thoughtful seaman who knew realistically what he was about. And instead of the usual colored travesty of the half comic and half pathetic Negro there was a Negro of dignity, purpose and personality. Since this film occurs over my name, it is painful to me that these strange, sly obliquities should be ascribed to me.

John Steinbeck wrote this letter to 20th Century Fox in 1944 (via roscoemcnally)