THE ECCENTRICITIES OF ORIGINALITY
U-M-A-R-K-E-D’S “PATTY, A POP! MUSICAL EVENT”
Highways Performance Space, Sunday, May 20, 8:30pm, Also runs Friday – Sunday, May 23-26, 8:30pm
Highways Performance Space and U-N-M-A-R-K-E-D present the world premiere of PATTY – a PoP! Musical Event inspired by the mythic histories of Patty Duke and Patty Hearst. Featuring an all-female cast of 15, PATTY is equal parts religious revival, dance-pop concert, fashion show and theatrical installation.
Tickets: $15 general admission – standing room only includes free cocktail, $30 VIP admission – assigned seating + 2 cocktails + schwag bag. Information: 310-315-1459. 8th St. Arts Center, 1651 18th St.
Rex Pickett’s “Sideways the Play,” Ruskin Group Theatre Co.
Saturday, May 19, 8pm and Sunday, May 20, 2pm. Show runs through July 22
Novelist Rex Pickett adapts his debut work and signature novel on wine, Sideways, for a World Premiere stage adaptation at the Ruskin Group Theatre. Sideways the Play, adapted by Rex Pickett from his own novel, is the story of two friends – Miles and Jack – and their journey across the Santa Ynez wine country. On one last blowout trip before Jack gets married, Miles and Jack must face their uncertain futures, just as soon as they figure out how to survive their chaotic present.
Tickets: $25 includes a high-end Pinot tasting before the show
For more information: 310-397-3244. Ruskin Group Theatre Co., 3000 Airport Ave.
A Central Works Method Play,Santa Monica Public Library, Sunday, May 20, 2pm
Santa Monica Public Library presents Theatre Dybbuk’s reading of the darkly comic play A Man’s Home: An Ode to Kafka’s “Castle”. Written and directed by Aaron Henne, A Man’s Home examines the nature of power and authority and is inspired by Franz Kafka’s novel The Castle, which ends mid-sentence. A land surveyor, known simply as “K,” arrives at a remote, nameless village where a mysterious and foreboding castle looms. Authorities in the castle refuse to admit K until he encounters a mysterious figure haunting the halls and corridors of an endless maze. The play was developed using the Central Works Method, in which the playwright, director and actors collaborate on the script’s development.
Free admission. Seating is limited and available on a first-arrival basis. Tickets available one hour prior to program. Information: 310-458-8600. Santa Monica Public Library, Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.