On Clover Road

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A seedy, abandoned motel room is the location of Steven Dietz's On Clover Road, where a desperate mother unites with a hard-boiled private investigator in the hope of reuniting with her cult-member young daughter. Opening September 21 in its Los Angeles premiere at Little Fish Theatre, On Clover Road spotlights a star turn by actor Reneé O'Connor and is directed by StageSceneLA Award Winner and LFT company member Holly Baker-Kreiswirth. Kate is a determined mother who has set up a meeting with Stine, a cruel interrogator, at the Cloverleaf Motor Hotel. Kate wants Stine to kidnap her daughter away from the cult she joined four years ago when was 13, and “de-program” her. When Stine brings a disheveled Girl back to the room, Kate has doubts as to her real identity. After the leader of the cult, Harris McLean, is enticed to the room, more than passions are ignited. Barred doors, a gun, lipstick, rope, crunchy peanut butter... nothing is as it seems. And something will go wrong. On Clover Road will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm September 21 through October 20, with one Sunday 2:00pm matinee on October 14, which features a special Talkback session where the actors and creative team are available for 10 to 15 minutes for a post-show discussion with the audience.

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Directed by Holly Baker Kreiswirth with her usual, impeccable style, this is a theatrical straightjacket that wraps up the audience and never lets go. Unfortunately, the ending, which promises to be spectacular, is anti-climactic. But, perhaps Dietz, the much admired playwright, wanted it that way. He does have a message for us: Men Are Beasts.

sweet - Ingrid Wilmot - Will Call - ...read full review


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Directed by Holly Baker Kreiswirth with her usual, impeccable style, this is a theatrical straightjacket that wraps up the audience and never lets go. Unfortunately, the ending, which promises to be spectacular, is anti-climactic. But, perhaps Dietz, the much admired playwright, wanted it that way. He does have a message for us: Men Are Beasts.

sweet - Ingrid Wilmot - Will Call - ...read full review