Michael and Nora travel to visit his mother Marianne, a reclusive artist who lives at the edge of the woods in California’s Wine Country. As a raging wildfire approaches, Michael must deal with Marianne’s stubborn refusal to leave, and the arrival of two unexpected visitors. The rising tension exposes a complicated family history erupting into a larger question about our very survival on this planet.
Main Cast performances every Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM, opening April 14, 2023.
Alternate Cast performances will take place on:
Sunday, May 14 at 7 PM
Thursday, May 18 at 8 PM
Sunday, May 21 at 7 PM
Thursday, May 25 at 8 PM
Playwright – Alessandro Camon
Director – Ann Hearn Tobolowsky
Producer – Danna Hyams
Project Coordinator – Darryl Johnson
Production Stage Manager – Maurie Gonzalez
Set Designer – Stephen Gifford
Lighting Designer – Derrick McDaniel
Projection Designer – Ben Rock
Sound Designer – Christopher Moscatiello
Costume Designer – Jenna Bergstraesser
Property Designer – Ivy Khan
April 23rd – Climate Change Trauma and Mental Health
In honor of Earth Day Weekend, we will be having a talkback after the Sunday matinee on 4/23/23. Our panelists will be David Eisenman, Robert Kerbeck, and Robert Gerhorsam.
David Eisenman, MD, MSHS, (B.A, University of Pennsylvania, M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, M.S.H.S. Fielding UCLA School of Public Health) is a Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA. He is the Director of the UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters and Co-Director at the UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions. Dr. Eisenman’s research focuses on public health and disasters, most recently including wildfires, heat-waves, and COVID-19. He holds a board certification in Internal Medicine and he cares for patients at the UCLA Medical Center.
Robert Kerbeck’s true crime memoir, RUSE: Lying the American Dream from Hollywood to Wall Street is the story of how a wannabe actor became the world’s greatest corporate spy. Frank Abagnale, author of Catch Me If You Can, said, “Kerbeck has mastered the art of social engineering, or what he calls ‘rusing’, and taken it to a whole new level,” while the New York Journal of Books wrote “Kerbeck’s astounding spy story is fraught with tension.” Robert’s previous book MALIBU BURNING: The Real Story Behind LA’s Most Devastating Wildfire, won a SoCal Journalism Award, the IPPY Award, and the Best of LA Award. MALIBU BURNING received praise from Governor Newsom, former LA Mayor Garcetti, and many other leaders and celebrities. His writing has appeared in numerous publications including the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Los Angeles Magazine. Robert is the creator and host of the Soho House Literary Salon @ Soho House Malibu where his most recent guest was ESPN sports media figure Stephen A. Smith.
In addition to contributing to The Carbon Almanac, Robert has co-founded startups, been a senior executive at global media companies, a venture partner for a global venture capital firm, and an advisor to the US Government. Today he advises early-stage companies in AI, intellectual capital, digital health, bio-fabrication, education, the creative arts, and technology infrastructure for the developing world.
May 7th – Climate Justice and Climate Action: The Way Forward
Please join us for a special post-show talk with Susannah Tantemsapya and Dr. Daniel Wayne Lee.
Susannah Tantemsapya is the Founder and Executive Director of Creative Migration, a women-of-color-led, international arts organization focused on cultural and climate diplomacy, based in Los Angeles and Bangkok. Her most ambitious endeavor to date is Bangkok 1899, a cultural & civic hub in Thailand that was established in 2019 with major support from the Ford Motor Company Fund and The Rockefeller Foundation. Since 2021, she has served on the Convening Team of Entertainment and Culture for Climate Action (ECCA), a global collaborative initiative supported by UN Climate Change and UNESCO. Susannah is also on the Advisory Board of the Hollywood Climate Summit, a Global Ambassador & Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), on Tatler’s Gen.T Asia List (2019), a Founding Member of Soho House Bangkok and an advisor for the exhibition Brackish Water Los Angeles (Getty: Pacific Standard Time 2024).
Former Culver City Mayor Daniel Lee became the first African-American Member of the Culver City Council in its over 100-year history in 2018 where he passed rent control, voted to close down the inglewood oil field, began a reparations process, created a mobile crisis response team and worked to create permanent supportive housing. A veteran of the US Air Force and California Air National Guard, he currently works as Project Director at the James Lawson Institute and Program Director at Legal Advocacy and Education Commission. Daniel has a Master’s Degree in Social Welfare from UCLA and a Doctorate in Social Work from USC. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Move to Amend, the Backbone Campaign, Mockingbird Incubator and Elected Officials Protecting America.
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