Cameran Surles as HEDDA in Katherine Vondy's The Snake God of Fiji (A Hedda Gabler Prequel)
May 19 - 22, 2018
Lyric Hyperion Theatre
2106 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Blossoming is an annual staged reading series comprised of new full-length plays developed by The Vagrancy Playwrights' Group
Saturday, May 19, 11:00am
Hedda Gabler: Re-imagined by Lena Ford
directed by Nagham Wehbe
featuring Dee Dee Stephens, Dani Larson, Jamie Cline, Nathan Nonhof, Gilbert Reynoso, Cathy Diane Tomlin, Gretchen Bonaduce & Alfredo Trueba.
Synopsis: Hedda Gabler keeps her maiden name instead of taking her husband’s to separate herself from someone who proudly voted for the current President whom she dislikes. Andy is a white conservative who tends to lack worldly compassion at times, but Black West Indian Hedda knows he is deeply devoted to her. Things are going as well as expected until friends from the past visit dredging up old wounds and new
Saturday, May 19, 2:00pm
Celebrity Trash by Nicholas Pilapil
directed by Miranda Stewart
featuring Marisela Hughes, Travis Dixon & Sue-Kate Heaney.
Synopsis: Harlow is an “It Girl” famous for her fame. After a sex tape scandal, she tries to rehab her image, but when her father throws a lavish party in their mansion, she's tempted again by Hollywood's excess—and by one her father’s social-climbing employees. What follows is a dangerous game of seduction as the two battle each other in a struggle for power and an escape from their trapped existences. An adaptation of Miss Julie, August Strindberg’s iconic play about class and sex, Celebrity Trash adds explorations of race, white male privilege, and celebrity culture to the mix by setting the action in 2007—before the social media age and just as Britney Spears had shaved her head.
Saturday, May 19, 5:00pm
The Snake God of Fiji (A Hedda Gabler Prequel) by Katherine Vondy
directed by Darcie Crager
featuring Nicky Romaniello, Nicolette Acosta, Cameran Surles, Zoey Bond, Garrett Walters, & Danielle Gonzales.
Synopsis: In Ibsen's play, Hedda Gabler burns the manuscript written by Eilert Lövborg, her former lover. The world never knew what was written in that book.
Until now. Exploring the roles that memory and desire have in storytelling, The Snake God of Fiji (A Hedda Gabler Prequel) tells the peculiar tale of this mysterious book's creation.
Monday. May 21, 7:00pm
The 626 Project by Lisa Dring
directed by Hannah Chodos
composed by Shih-wei Wu, cultural navigator Ova Saopeng.
featuring Tane Kawasaki, Brian Sounalath, Phet Mahathongdy, Angelica Rowell, Ova Saopeng, Steve June, Meredith Brown & Allison Andreas.
Synopsis: The 626 Project is inspired by the true story of a mother faced with a brutal decision. Set in Rosemead, CA, a terminal cancer diagnosis forces a first generation Laotian immigrant to confront her son's schizophrenia. Using traditional Asian instruments to create a hybrid of contemporary and classical music, this operetta explores the piercing isolation experienced by single immigrant mothers, the shame around mental illness that often plagues Asian families, and the heft of having to carry your culture with you in a foreign land.
Tuesday, May 22, 7:00pm
The Last, Best Small Town
by John Johnson
directed by Arthur Keng
featuring Sara Garcia, Juan Enrique-Carillo, Richard Azurdia, Doug Sutherland, Danielle Gonzales, Johanna McKay, Emilio Garcia-Sanchez, Allison Andreas & Cathy Diane Tomlin.
Synopsis: THE LAST, BEST SMALL TOWN tells the story of two neighboring families--one Latinx and one white--who live in the small southern California town of Fillmore. As the first decade of the 21st century unfolds, the children of these families come of age, fall in love, and suffer loss, as they continually hunt for their place in a world that can no longer promise them a better life than their parents.