KEEPING UP WITH THE PROZOROVS

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What if Chekhov's Three Sisters finally made it to Moscow?…They'd become the Kardashians.

A dark, outrageous mash-up of Chekhov's tragi-comic classic THREE SISTERS, with the epic realness of KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS, written by Lucy Gillespie—creator of the cult series UNICORNLAND

Depressed by the bleakness of life in a Russian small town at the turn of the century, three bougie sisters pack up and move to Moscow. Back in the glittering city of their youth, Olga, Masha and Irina search for love, gaiety and purpose. But is Moscow enough to make their dreams come true? Find out in this glamorous peek into their exploits and privileged private lives. Every day is a chaotic mix of fame, business, lip filler and vodka!

KEEPING UP WITH THE PROZOROVS is a hilarious examination of millennial existential despair. From haters to hustle to heartbreak, this coming-of-age cautionary tale shows the price ambitious women pay to make it in Moscow. Written by Lucy Gillespie—creator of the female sex positive series Unicornland as seen in Rolling Stone, Glamour, Vice, and NPR's All Things Considered—directed by Katie Lindsay, co-founder of feminist theater company The Habitat, and featuring a cast that's female-driven and diverse AF, PROZOROVS is the play to release you from your bougie inertia and beautiful dark twisted fantasies.

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$15 general / $10 HFF18 Participants / $5 HFF18 Volunteers

SHOW DATES - Join us for the late shows on Saturday nights!
*Preview - Sunday June 3 @ 2pm*
Saturday June 9 @ 11:55pm
Saturday June 16 @ 8pm
Sunday June 17 @ 9pm
Saturday June 23@ 10pm

LOCATION- McCadden Theatre, 1157 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood

....ABOUT THE CAST AND CREW

LUCY GILLESPIE / Writer 

Lucy Gillespie is an Anglo-American playwright, screenwriter and the creator of the cult hit series UNICORNLAND featured in Rolling Stone, Vice and on NPR's All Things Considered. As a playwright, Lucy's work has been developed in NYC by Ensemble Studio Theater, Naked Angels, Caps Lock, [the claque], PS.122, 3rd Kulture Kids, Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, FullStop Collective. Full-length productions include: THE FORUM ([the claque], 2015), ONE OF US (EST Bloodworks, 2014), OUTFOXED (FullStop Collective, 2012), and THE ATWATER CAMPAIGN (terraNOVA Groundworks Reading, 2012). An alum of the Obie-award winning Youngblood Playwrights Group, Lucy has held residencies at Byrdcliffe Arts Colony and MacDowell Colony. She received her MFA from NYU in Dramatic Writing as a Goldberg Fellow in 2014.

 KATIE LINDSAY / Director

Katie Lindsay is a director, writer, and producer of new plays who has worked on Broadway, off-Broadway, off-off Broadway and regionally. Katie recently moved to Los Angeles from New York, where she was the Founding Artistic Director of The Habitat, a theater company that produces new works by women. With The Habitat, Katie directed Harry & The Thief by Sigrid Gilmer and Red Emma & The Mad Monk by Alexis Roblan, which will have an encore production at The Tank in New York City in August of 2018. Katie has developed and directed new work with IAMA Theatre Company, Skylight Theater, The Flea, Dixon Place, Fresh Ground Pepper, Atlantic Acting School, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Dartmouth College. Katie was the recipient of a 2017 SDCF Observership with Robert O'Hara at Dallas Theatre Center, and most recently served as Tony Award-winner Rebecca Taichman's assistant director on Broadway.     

 LUKE FORBES / Demetrion

Los Angeles: The Wallis Annenberg Center.  Broadway: Merchant of Venice (Tony Nom. Best Revival, w/Al Pacino). Off Broadway / NYC: Public Theater, NY Shakespeare Festival/Shakespeare in Central Park, New York Theater Workshop/Next Door, Barrow Group, HERE Arts Center, etc... Regional: Center Stage Theater, George Street Playhouse, Tennessee Williams Festival Provincetown.  Film: Clutter, Accommodations (forthcoming).  TV: The Blacklist: Redemption, Blue Bloods, Us & Them, Black Box, Forever, Gotham, Bull, Do No Harm, High Maintenance, House of Cards, The Tap (Pilot), UNICORNLAND etc... Recently: Luke was featured on the Golden Globe Awarded Comedy series ATLANTA and in the 2017 Sundance Audience Award winning film CROWN HEIGHTS.

CHLOE DWORKIN / Olga

Kendall Jenner saved one of Chloe's Pinterest boards the other day, so she is pretty much a Kardashian for reals, in case you were wondering. Her favorite movie is ‘Practical Magic' and her favorite juice is guava. Los Angeles: LA Theatre Works: Pride and Prejudice (National Tour), The Grand Guignol at the The Corey Helford Gallery.  TV: Criminal Minds, Masters of Sex, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless, Chloe & Zoe. Film: Hollyweed (dir. Kevin Smith). Recently: Chloe was cast in Aaron Shure's (writer: The Office, Everybody Loves Raymond, People of Earth) newest film alongside Wayne Brady. Instagram: @chloedworkin @wherethebungoes (omg she has two, get on board).

 LAUREN WHITE / Andre

Lauren White is a performance artist, actor and comedian from Los Angeles. She is a co-founder of the feminist improv collective GiRL CRUSH, a node of the Women's Center for Creative Work. Her voice can be heard in both the Lego Batman and Lego Ninjago movies. She performs regularly at the Lyric Hyperion as part of acclaimed queer performance series SORORITY, Zebulon as part of Dynasty Handbag's Weirdo Night, Human Resources, Clock Shop in New York and the Hammer Museum. @yamyampuddini tumblr: https://saythisinafunnyvoice.tumblr.com/

NIKITA CHAUDHRY / Irina

Nikita Chaudhry is thrilled to be making her LA theatre debut at Hollywood Fringe in Keeping Up with the Prozorovs! NYC theater credits include: Building a Real Boy at Dixon Place, An Unexpected Thing Happens at Theaterlab, Portraits at Skirball Center for Performing Arts, RIBS at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity.  Film: Goodbye Brooklyn (Slamdance Film Festival Award Recipient), In Search Of, The Spectacular Jihad of Taz Rahim. Awards: “Most Original Dance” at South Asian International Performing Arts Festival (Tamasha), nomination for “Outstanding Choreography & Movement” at New York Innovative Theatre Award (NYIT). BFA NYU Tisch. Along with her artistic pursuits, she is an engaged activist,  most recently co-organizing the Women's Convention in Detroit. @nikita.chaudhry

 

CHRISTOPHER SOREN KELLY / Kyle

Christopher Soren Kelly is the star of the cult science fiction films Infinity Chamber (Netflix) and Ink (Amazon), as well as the writer/director of the award winning short films "Chasseur" and "Monkeys." His feature directorial debut The Tangle will premiere this fall. Look for it!  Christopher also has a Ph.D. in philosophy and teaches a weekly meditation class.

JANAI DIONNE / Natajah 

LA Theater credits include: Lysistrata, Grease, For Colored Girls…, The Vagina Monologues, A Raisin in the Sun, Tiger Tiger Burning Bright and FEMMES: A Tragedy.  TV/ Film Credits include: 1000 Ways to Die, the pilot for Very Smart Brothas, and recently wrapped production on the Afro-Futuristic short film The Code. Janai Dionne is a proud graduate of Hampton University with a B.A. in Theatre Performance, and was a performing intern at St. Louis Black Repertory Company in her hometown of St. Louis, MO.

 

FABIANNE MEYER / Masha

NYC Theater: Fabianne was most recently seen in After the Dance with Co Op Theatre East. His Beauty with The Dirty Blondes. Play in a Day series at La Mama. The Odd Couple with Planet Connections Festivity. Feature films: Indigo Children and XY.

 

Reviews

Bob Rich - Tolucan Times

It's an entertaining show that includes mild sexual content and references to recreational drug use. The acting is enthusiastic and spirited.

Katie Lindsay's direction makes the play feel like a comedy sketch on Saturday Night Live.

sweet - Bob Rich - Gia on the Move - ...read full review


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Briskly directed by Katie Lindsay, the show is extremely well cast and has excellent production values. It also makes good use of the McCadden's two-story stage.
What could have been not much more than a clever idea soon reveals itself to be a very well-made play that manages to honor/parody both of its source works, and tell its own cautionary tale. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

sweet - Guy Picot - Fringe Review UK - ...read full review


Bob Rich - Tolucan Times

It's an entertaining show that includes mild sexual content and references to recreational drug use. The acting is enthusiastic and spirited.

Katie Lindsay's direction makes the play feel like a comedy sketch on Saturday Night Live.

sweet - Bob Rich - Gia on the Move - ...read full review


Avatar

Briskly directed by Katie Lindsay, the show is extremely well cast and has excellent production values. It also makes good use of the McCadden's two-story stage.
What could have been not much more than a clever idea soon reveals itself to be a very well-made play that manages to honor/parody both of its source works, and tell its own cautionary tale. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

sweet - Guy Picot - Fringe Review UK - ...read full review