WRITE OF SPRING - One Act Festival 2024

WRITE OF SPRING - One Act Festival 2024
Reviewed by Amalisha HuEck 

In a world of seasons, a collection of five stories on the theme of Spring take us on a journey of the tales of rebirth, renewal and renaissance where love is the underlying force. These stories reflect on life - as a journey through experiences, viewing them through humor, fantasy, and emotions.

We navigate through five one act plays brought forth by 5 writers, 5 directors, and 10 actors. A fun collaboration through 'A Side of Karma' by Jorge A. Pulido, 'Burn and Rave' by Thomas J. Misuraca, 'Velma and Manny' by Rochelle Perry, 'Love in Flight' by Susan C. Hunter, and 'Spring Fever' a musical by Darrin Yalacki and Tomek Fior, with varying degrees of excitement and aspects of sentiment give us moments of laughter and joy deeply explored in each one of them. 

The actors Oraldo Austin, Leticia Carrasco, Taylor Dam, Dorian Frankel, Mary Nakanishi, Shawn Plunkett, Yvette Price, Matt Roussel, Courtney South, Adam Wasser, and Annie Zhang take full advantage of the material. They all do need to be mindful of the challenge of the air-conditioning in the lovely space of Brickhouse Theatre so that the audience can hear them properly.

The World Premiere of 'Write of Spring' is produced by John Lant, Darrin Yalacki, Susan Eiden and Anne Mesa with Co-Producer Jonathan Harrison. The acts are skillfully directed by Alicia Marie Agramonte, Susan Eiden, Roxie Lee, Anne Mesa, and Darrin Yalacki.

Write Act Repertory provides membership-based artists the opportunity to produce and create original scripts, 'lesser-known works by established writers, adaptations of classical-themed materials and musicals,' and with that they create a positive artistic and educational impact within the community.

The Brickhouse Theatre is located on 10950 Peach Grove St. in North Hollywood, CA 91601 (off Vineland Blvd, just north of Camarillo St.)  Performances run from May 10 to June 1, 2024 with shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 3pm / May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 31 & June 1 with the closing show on Sunday June 2 at 3 pm. Running time is 75 minutes with a 10 min. intermission.
ADA Compliant. Free street parking in local neighborhoods. Box office opens 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Tickets: $20 General Admission. $15 Students/Seniors/Union (must show ID). Cash only at the box office; no credit/debit cards accepted at the theatre.
Reservations: 1-800-838-3006 (ext.1) or online at Brownpapertickets.com at https://writeofspring.brownpapertickets.com  and also onstage411.com
Walk-ins will be waitlisted at the door. Reserving ahead of time is strongly encouraged. Street parking in neighboring residential area. Please plan to arrive early. Masks are not required inside the theatre at this time.

Posted By DH Magazine on May 16, 2024 08:55 am | Permalink