I AM CHARLIE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Publicity Contact: SANDRA KUKER PR Email: [email protected] EL GATO ROJO PRODUCTIONS & PROMENADE PLAYHOUSE PRESENT THE WORLD PREMIERE OF I AM CHARLIE Opening September 14 running through October 21, 2018 (Press are invited to attend Opening Night or any available performance) LOS ANGELES (August 11, 2018)– Promenade Playhouse and El Gato Rojo Productions present the world premiere of playwright Stephen A Cardinal's “I AM CHARLIE.” The intense drama will be directed by Tom Waters, starring Joe Le Mieux, and opens September 14 through October 21, 2018. Additional information and tickets will go on sale 8/15 through www.promenadeplayhouse.com ABOUT THE SHOW I Am Charlie explores the question: Why is the Charlie meme chiseled in granite when other 20th Century memes (JFK, for example) are completely and continuously malleable? Most people will agree what was bizarre in 1969 would be old news in a few days and forgotten in a week. I Am Charlie is NOT the play you were expecting about Charles Manson. It looks at the Charles Manson story (Among other things) through the mind of Charlie himself. REGARDING STAGING FOR I AM CHARLIE The plot uses stage devices and audio-visual technology to immerse the audience as participants. The audience becomes part of the play. The distance between fact and fiction is reduced, mimicking the blurring of truth and fiction in contemporary news media. Because we don't really know the complete fact and fiction of the Manson story and the effects it has had on society in the last fifty years the play leaves it up to the audience to make that judgment on their own. THE TEAM Playwright Stephen A. Cardinal Director Tom Waters Artistic Director Natalia Lazarus Produced by El Gato Rojo and Promenade Playhouse Set Design Sam Judy and Tom Waters Lighting Design Sam Judy Video Design Prin Baker Publicity Sandra Kuker PR THE CAST Joe Le Mieux – “Charlie Manson” PERFORMANCE DETAILS: I AM CHARLIE runs September 14 – October 21, 2018, at The Promenade Playhouse. Located at 1404 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA. 90401. Performances will be Friday & Saturday 8:00PM, and Sunday 2:00PM. General Admission: $35.00 Tickets on sale: www.promenadeplayhouse.com or call (310) 656-8070 and Brown Paper Tickets, Plays411 ###

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"I Am Charlie plays out a bit on the softer side of a psychotic killer, with Manson characterized as an almost fun-loving trickster who just popped out of a Jack in the Box. The material is interesting and in depth, but there is so much to digest that the points occasionally get drowned out by the attempted cleverness of the script. Well cast physically and vocally, lead actor Joe Le Mieux keenly portrays Manson in all of his deluded, unaffected psychosis. The pace is a bit too slow though and it interrupts the possibility of going along for the imaginative ride with the material."

sweet-sour - Tracey Paleo - Gia on the Move - ...read full review


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"Le Mieux effortlessly keeps up the frenetic pace of playwright Stephen A. Cardinal's opus. It is fun observing a mad man at work. Le Mieux is wonderful to watch."

sweet - Mary E Montoro - All About the Stage - ...read full review


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"Cardinal's stylish piece, harrowingly executed by Joe Le Mieux with maximum intensity and commitment, is a striking tour de force,... Director Tom Waters' production is rich with calculatedly disturbing elements."

sweet - Paul Birchall - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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"I Am Charlie plays out a bit on the softer side of a psychotic killer, with Manson characterized as an almost fun-loving trickster who just popped out of a Jack in the Box. The material is interesting and in depth, but there is so much to digest that the points occasionally get drowned out by the attempted cleverness of the script. Well cast physically and vocally, lead actor Joe Le Mieux keenly portrays Manson in all of his deluded, unaffected psychosis. The pace is a bit too slow though and it interrupts the possibility of going along for the imaginative ride with the material."

sweet-sour - Tracey Paleo - Gia on the Move - ...read full review


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"Le Mieux effortlessly keeps up the frenetic pace of playwright Stephen A. Cardinal's opus. It is fun observing a mad man at work. Le Mieux is wonderful to watch."

sweet - Mary E Montoro - All About the Stage - ...read full review


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"Cardinal's stylish piece, harrowingly executed by Joe Le Mieux with maximum intensity and commitment, is a striking tour de force,... Director Tom Waters' production is rich with calculatedly disturbing elements."

sweet - Paul Birchall - Stage Raw - ...read full review