THEATRE 68 17 ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL

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Opening February 8th and runs through March 31st, 2018 ​(Press are invited and encouraged to review all productions)​ LOS ANGELES (January 2​4​, 2018) - In celebration of their 17th Year in Los Angeles, Ronnie Marmo and Theatre 68 are proud to present A Theatre 68 Festival of great works. Both the Mainstage and the Flex theatre will be utilized for the festival, which will feature acclaimed works by Tennessee Williams, Sam Henry Kass, as well as several world premieres. The Festival will open February 8th​, 2018. ​ ​Tickets and information are available at www.Theatre68.com. Theatre 68 strongly believes in fostering artists, helping them grow to their maximum potential. It is Artistic Director, Ronnie Marmo's belief that all artists should be able to work on their dream projects. With this festival, he is giving his company members the artistic freedom to perform, write or direct without the worry of breaking the bank. Through a series of obstacles and guidelines we have settled on these 6 shows. Thank you for supporting our members, we hope to see you at the shows! Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Written by: Tennessee Williams Directed by: Kenneth James Billington Assistant Director/Producer/Stage Manager: Skyler Patton Producer: Ciarra Siller Costume Designer: MJ Scott Sound Designer/Assistant Costume Designer: Caitlin Cardile CAST Ciarra Siller (Maggie), Dennis Hadley (Brick), Charles Hoyes (Big Daddy), Katie Zeiner (Big Mama), Caitlin Cardile (Mae), Skyler Patton (Mae u/s), AJ Brody (Gooper), Kyle Gundlach (Gooper u/s), Jarrod Robbins (Reverend Tooker), and Alan E. Ramos (Doc Baugh) SYNOPSIS In Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the dysfunctional but wealthy Pollitt family gathers to celebrate aging patriarch, Big Daddy's, birthday. Lurking under every practiced interaction between the Pollitts is an ulterior motive. Under every smile, a challenge. And under every statement, the specter of mendacity. For the Pollitts, the truth is as hazy as the late summer sun in Mississippi, and sometimes the only way to find it is to journey through the lies. VENUE: Theatre 68 - Mainstage - February 8th through March 30th, 2018 Performances on Thursday and Friday at 7pm. 2-hours 30 minutes running time with intermission Trust Written by: Steven Dietz Directed by: William Kircher Assistant Director: Veniese Razo Co-producers: Heidi Rhodes and Liz Izzo Technical Direction by: AJ Relland CAST Zach Cowan (Cody Brown), Swen Temmel (Cody Brown), Heidi Rhodes (Leah), Elizabeth Izzo (Becca) Caroline O'Brian (Gretchen), Caroline Henry (Holly), Paul Mcgee (Roy) - Zach Cowan as Cody Brown Feb 8th - March 2th - Swen Temmel as Cody Brown March 8th - March 30th SYNOPSIS Trust is a full-length comedy by Steven Dietz. It's a contemporary play that combines love, lust and lying. This is a contemporary dramatic comedy set against a backdrop of the rock music scene. In a world ruled by love, lust and lying, a spiral unwinds. Cody is a rising star musician. Becca is his fiancèe. Gretchen is a dressmaker, fitting Becca for her wedding dress. Leah is a rock star past her prime who Cody meets while on the road. Roy is a public radio announcer smitten with the young bohemian, Holly. As the lives and loves of these people continue to intersect, attraction gives way to seduction, and secrecy holds sway over truth. Becca and Cody's marriage-to-be grows as rocky as Roy increases his hilariously futile attempts to charm Holly. Gretchen and Leah's past is unearthed, brought on by Gretchen's attraction to Becca. As the final concert of Cody's tour concludes, new bonds have been formed, old wounds remain; friends looking for answers, lovers looking for that elusive word: trust. VENUE: Theatre 68 - Flex Theatre - February 8th through March 31st, 2018 Performances on Thursday and Friday at 7pm. 90 minute running time. Requiem ​A World Premiere​ Written by: Carlos Javier Castillo Directed by: Hector Negrete Co-producers: Isabel Wagner and Carlos J. Castillo CAST Peter Osterweil, Rebecca Ciocca, Devin Denman, Courtney Beaver, Aj Retland, Veniese Razo, Carlos J Castillo SYNOPSIS REQUIEM Is the story of a man who has lost his faith in society. Troubled by his past, his current job and relationship. He struggles to fit in and subsequently looks to a firearm for answers. A comedic snapshot of an American workforce and their plight to exist in the nightmare. VENUE: Theatre 68 - Flex Theatre - February 9th through March 31st, 2018 Performances on Friday and Saturday at 10pm. 60 minute running time. Jack Stevenson, A Decent Man Written by: Johnny Cannizzaro Directed by: Lee Aronsohn Co-Producers: Paulie McGee and Johnny Cannizzaro CAST Johnny Cannizzaro, Lionel Medina Jr, Sara Pauley, Alexis Brandt, Danielle Baker, Mariel​ ​de la Mora​, Emily Craig, John Scott, Becky Ci​o​cca, Stephen Cohen SYNOPSIS Jack Stevenson, A Decent Man centers around the exploits of a sex crazed sociopath, who after marrying into wealth, deceitfully attempts to maintain a highfalutin lifestyle while continuing to carry on his sexual indiscretions. VENUE: Theatre 68 - Mainstage Performances on Friday at 11pm and Saturday at 10pm. Burt...A Homeless Odyssey​ A World Premiere​ Written by Sam Henry Kass Directed by Ronnie Marmo Assistant Director: Hope Bello LaRoux Co-producers: Ronnie Marmo, Katy Jacoby, Veniese Razo Technical Director: Peter Osterweil CAST INCLUDES Ed Dyer “Burt", Laura Lee Botsacos "Sadie", Jenny Nwene "Lorna", Chris Kelly "Cop 1 / Mime / Barron Trump", Thomas F. Evans "Cop #2", George Russo "Lawyer", Raf Mauro "Rabbi", Toni Perrotta "Volunteer", Nima Jafari "Immigration Officer", Hansford Prince "Homeless Guy", Drew Hinckley "Actor", Hope Bello LaRoux "Young Woman", Kelly Mullis "Society Woman / Melania Trump", Joseph Covino "Isaac" SYNOPSIS This show pays homage to people who aren't recognized. The creative souls, artists and street-people. The lost and forgotten we pass-by on the street and don't give a second glance. But guess what? In this play, we are going to stop and listen to them. Theatre 68 - Mainstage with performances on Saturday and Sunday at 7pm. No performances on: Feb 18th, March 18th Extremities Written by: William Mastrosimone Directed by: Jenny Nwene SYNOPSIS Marjorie, is attacked in her home by Raul, but manages to turn the tables on him, tying him up in her fireplace. Her roommates come home to discover the attacker bound with cords, belts and other household items. When Terry and Patricia, Majorie's roommates, come home, they are shocked and begin discussing how to handle the situation: call the police or take matters into their own hands? The incredibly gripping drama portrays the act of rape and its aftermath as the victim turns the tables on her attacker, reaching a climax of fever pitch suspense. CAST Virginia Novello David Hardy Marissa Fennell Caroline Dingwall VENUE: Theatre 68 - Flex Theatre - February 9th through March 31st, 2018 Performances on Saturday and Sunday at 7pm. 90 minutes running time. ​__________________________​ THEATRE 68 ​(MainStage and Flex Theatre) ​is located at 5112 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA. 91601 General admission will be $25.00 per show. *Tickets and information on each show will be found at www.theatre68.com