“Critics’ Choice…fine performances and a strikingly original premise” – LA Times
EXTENDED though May 5th – Performance schedule changes after March 31st!
A contemporary comedy with a scientific twist, Pacific Resident Theatre presents the West Coast Premiere of SMART LOVE by Brian Letscher.The Wachowski household is turned upside down when their son makes a surprise visit home, from MIT, with an unexpected guest. How far will human beings go in order to salvage love?
“Rivetingly posits a truly sci-fi event as a real-life situation in which you’re forced to come face-to-face with some serious moral dilemmas” –Broadway World
Brian Letscher’s play When The Lights Come On premiered at Jeff Daniels’ The Purple Rose Theatre Company where Smart Love had a sold-out run in 2017. As an actor Brian appeared as “Tom Larsen” on the hit show Scandalamong several regular and recurring roles.
Elina de Santos directs Melissa Weber Bales (Rhinoceros, A View from the Bridge – LA Weekly Award nom – Leading Female Performance), Scott Conte (Big Love, Golden Boy, Anna Christie, Lulu, Rocket to the Moon, Lions, The Cherry Orchard), Zachary Grant (Rogue Machine’s Oppenheimer, Skylight Theatre’s Hostage, Odyssey Theatre’s Punk Rock. Film: Being Charlie directed by Rob Reiner), and Michael Mantell (The Model Apartment at Geffen Playhouse, Broadway Bound at Odyssey, A Small Fire at Echo, The Tenth Man at Lincoln Center).
Pacific Resident Theatre is nationally recognized as one of the top regional theaters on the West Coast. The company presents works of the highest quality, in order to entertain, inform and educate its multicultural community. In addition to the company’s commitment to rediscover the rarely performed classics, PRT is focused on fostering and developing new works through the collaboration of an artistic ensemble influenced by societal relevance, past, present and future. Pacific Resident Theatre promotes the theatre arts by providing opportunities for artists and craftsmen to develop and enrich their skills.
Produced by Marilyn Fox, Terry Davis, and Tania. David Mauer (Set Design), Leigh Allen(Lighting Designer), Chris Moscatiello (Sound Design), Elizabeth Cox (Costume Design).
SMART LOVE runs at 8pm Thursdays – Saturdays, and 3pm on Sundays through March 31, 2019. Afterwards, performances will be at 8pm on 4/12, 13, 20, 27; at 5pm on 4/21; at 3pm on 4/28, 5/4, and 5/5. Pacific Resident Theatre is located at 703 Venice Blvd. in Venice, CA 90291. Tickets are $25 – $34 and can be purchased online at http://www.pacificresidenttheatre.comor by calling (310) 822-8392.