The Giant Void in My Soul

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Ammunition Theatre Company opens the World Premiere of “The Giant Void in My Soul”

May 11 - June 3, 2018 at The Pico, 10508 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA

A quixotic quest, between friends, leads to new adventures in temptation, self-examination, sensation, and even procreation.

Ammunition Theatre Company presents Bernardo Cubría's new play, The Giant Void in My Soul. On a journey to fill the void, Cubría's characters mine the comic ironies of searching for meaning in life. Ever curious, they forge ahead in optimism.

"Reaching across social, political, and cultural divides the fool, or clown, makes us laugh at the core of the human experience,” explains playwright Bernardo Cubría. “Sadly, most clown plays are centered around two white males, which seems antithetical to the very heart of what clowning was intended to be. I set out to write a play that embraces the universality that this art form represents - where the fools could be played by anyone, of any age, race, or gender."

Bernardo Cubría is a Mexican playwright whose play, Neighbors: A Fair Trade Agreement, became a 2017 Semi-Finalist for the Eugene O'Neill Center. It received its world premiere at INTAR in NYC last November. In 2016 his play The Judgment of Fools received three productions nationally, in NYC, Los Angeles, and Houston. As an actor, he has worked at New York's Public Theater, Rattlestick, LA Mama, and INTAR. Film & TV Credits: Coco, The Good Wife, Bold and The Beautiful, Blue Bloods.

Director Felix Solis helmed Raul Castillo's Knives and Other Sharp Objects at New York's Public Theater. Selected directing credits include “Tinto,” his first short film, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival (Best Short Narrative nom), “iHeart,” premiered at the Hoboken International Film Festival and won the Award of Merit at the One Reeler Short Film Festival. Recently Solis directed “Going Down,” which is starting the festival circuit now. Felix has been a member of the LAByrinth Theater Company since 1999.

The ensemble cast includes Karla Mosley (2018 GLAAD Media Award; NAACP nom), Kim Hamilton (current role in The Tragedy), Liza Fernandez (Steppenwolf Theatre; Rattlestick), Claudia Doumit (Jiya on NBC's Timeless).

The Giant Void in My Soul, by Bernardo Cubría, opens at 8pm on Friday, May 11th and continues on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays 7pm through June 10, 2018. The Pico is located at 10508 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Tickets are $25 online https://thegiantvoid.eventbee.com, or $30 at the door.

Reviews

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"This show is an amazing, amusing journey, and just another perfect example of the gems produced by this production company."

sweet - Bonnie Priever - Curtain Up - ...read full review


Ellen Dostal
"The tools of invention are clowns, those ageless, genderless, ethnically ambiguous characters whose ability to represent the full breadth of humanity with unencumbered ease makes them the perfect stand-in for those of us watching. Felix Solís directs a superb 4-member ensemble (Kim Hamilton, Claudia Doumit, Liza Fernandez, and Xochitl Romero at this performance) who move nimbly through the play with a convivial efficacy that gives deafening resonance to Cubría's timeless themes."

sweet - Ellen Dostal - BroadwayWorld Los Angeles - ...read full review


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"Brilliant...thrillingly written, directed, and acted, it's Beckett for the modern age. Don't miss Ammunition Theatre Company's tour-de-fools and embrace this Void. Humorous, insightful, and necessary…the best play in Los Angeles right now."

sweet - Tony Frankel - Stage and Cinema - ...read full review


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"Recommended. Exquisitely realized comedia…...guided by the insightful, imaginative staging of Felix Solis. Exudes a synergistic energy, infusing and projecting the talents of the four-member ensemble. A brave new company."

sweet - Julio Martinez - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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"Wow, I super enjoyed this show! The theatre clown work was really well done, specific, touching, and funny. Ingenious use of the space and props. But the acting and writing are what shine. Highly recommended."

sweet - denzil meyers


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"The Giant Void In My Soul is insightful, spot on with excellent performances."

sweet - Peter Foldy - Hollywood Revealed - ...read full review


Mark Hein
"Cubría's The Giant Void in My Soul is a remarkable playwriting achievement, and Ammo is giving it a delightful, virtually perfect production. Dialog as spare and contemporary — and funny — as the best of Samuel Beckett. its accuracy makes us ache — when we're not laughing. (And sometimes when we are)."

sweet - Mark Hein - Theatre Ghost - ...read full review


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"This show shines with brilliance. Mr. Cubría's script is lean, precise and filled with originality in concept and language."

sweet - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review


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"This show is an amazing, amusing journey, and just another perfect example of the gems produced by this production company."

sweet - Bonnie Priever - Curtain Up - ...read full review


Ellen Dostal
"The tools of invention are clowns, those ageless, genderless, ethnically ambiguous characters whose ability to represent the full breadth of humanity with unencumbered ease makes them the perfect stand-in for those of us watching. Felix Solís directs a superb 4-member ensemble (Kim Hamilton, Claudia Doumit, Liza Fernandez, and Xochitl Romero at this performance) who move nimbly through the play with a convivial efficacy that gives deafening resonance to Cubría's timeless themes."

sweet - Ellen Dostal - BroadwayWorld Los Angeles - ...read full review


Avatar
"Brilliant...thrillingly written, directed, and acted, it's Beckett for the modern age. Don't miss Ammunition Theatre Company's tour-de-fools and embrace this Void. Humorous, insightful, and necessary…the best play in Los Angeles right now."

sweet - Tony Frankel - Stage and Cinema - ...read full review


Avatar
"Recommended. Exquisitely realized comedia…...guided by the insightful, imaginative staging of Felix Solis. Exudes a synergistic energy, infusing and projecting the talents of the four-member ensemble. A brave new company."

sweet - Julio Martinez - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Avatar
"The Giant Void In My Soul is insightful, spot on with excellent performances."

sweet - Peter Foldy - Hollywood Revealed - ...read full review


Mark Hein
"Cubría's The Giant Void in My Soul is a remarkable playwriting achievement, and Ammo is giving it a delightful, virtually perfect production. Dialog as spare and contemporary — and funny — as the best of Samuel Beckett. its accuracy makes us ache — when we're not laughing. (And sometimes when we are)."

sweet - Mark Hein - Theatre Ghost - ...read full review


Avatar
"This show shines with brilliance. Mr. Cubría's script is lean, precise and filled with originality in concept and language."

sweet - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review


Avatar
"Wow, I super enjoyed this show! The theatre clown work was really well done, specific, touching, and funny. Ingenious use of the space and props. But the acting and writing are what shine. Highly recommended."

sweet - denzil meyers