Friday, August 08, 2008

Furious Season 6 Announced!

Furious Theatre Company announces its 2008-2009 season which will introduce a group of award-winning playwrights to Los Angeles audiences with the local premieres of four critically-acclaimed comedies.

The West Coast premiere of The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner by Gina Gionfriddo
October 25 through November 22 (Previews: October 18 - 24), 2008.

This hilarious and witty, jet-black comedy follows Angela and Allison, two young women in Manhattan seeking love and happiness, but they'll settle for rent money. Along the way, they volunteer for a community advocacy group called SAFE (Stay Away From Ed) named for an elusive serial attacker terrorizing the city. (There's a hefty reward for his capture...) Who is this "Ed" anyway? No one's ever seen his face, and everyone on stage is beginning to act eerily "Ed-like"... Join Furious behind the velvet rope for Gionfriddo's sharp, sassy and biting satire on the modern quest for fame and fortune.

By Anthony Neilson
November 29 through December 20 (Preview: November 28), 2008.

Join Furious for the holidays with their first ever holiday show. In the U.S. premiere of this "adults only" Christmas comedy, Gary discovers a real-life elf during his night shift at the warehouse on Christmas Eve and calls his friend Simon (who is still in the closet and living with his mother) to come over and see what he's captured. A hooker with a (somewhat) heart of gold named Cherry also shows up expecting to collect the coveted toy of the season which Gary has promised her in exchange for sexual favors. Together, the three try to sort out if the elf is real or not and what exactly is the true meaning of Christmas.

The Los Angeles premiere of the 2006 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award-winner by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb,
January 24 through February 21 (Previews: January 21- 23), 2009.

Pam and Richard are hosting their best friends, Wendy and Tom, for an annual dinner get-together. An animal sacrifice kicks off the evening, followed by a little more sex, violence, deception, wrestling, and dancing than at previous parties. A darkly comic evening where the line between civilized and primal man is blurred, and where not everyone will survive long enough to enjoy the brownies for dessert.

All three plays will be at the Pasadena Playhouse Carrie Hamilton Theatre, 39 S. El Molino Ave. in Pasadena.

The final premiere (to be announced soon) will open in the summer of 2009 and will be yet another local premiere by an acclaimed playwright.

Furious Theatre Company

With this season, Furious has increased its effort to work with emerging playwrights in hopes of expanding the number of writers who make Furious their Los Angeles home for new plays.

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