SPF 12: THE BIG RED NAUGAHYDE BOOTH (OR, WOULD-BE ELKS)

Saturday, July 24th @ 2:00 PM PST/5:00 PM EST
Written By Jennie Webb
Directed By Laura Stribling

A comedy about negotiations, acceptance and belonging, The Big Red Naugahyde Booth (or, Would-be Elks) tracks the cocktails and confessions of a group of women who regularly meet to drink and dish. But on this particular evening of excess, a girls’ night out becomes a surreal exploration of female bonds in a changing world.

Development
Revised in 2020 for a private Zoom reading (Laura Stribling, Director); EST/LA Winterfest Reading March, 2014 (Matthew Elkins, Director); Theatricum Botanicum Reading Nov, 2005 (Louis Fantasia, Director). Semi-Finalist, 2009 O’Neill Playwrights Conference.

Jennie Webb is an LA-based playwright and dramaturg (she created the new play development program, Seedlings, at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum), with works produced by Inkwell Theater, Rogue Machine Theatre, EST/LA, Santa Monica Rep, Virginia Avenue Project, Road Theatre, Theatre of NOTE and La Jolla Playhouse’s WOW Festival as well as in Canada, the UK, India, Iceland, and at numerous colleges/universities. Her plays have been developed by Great Plains Theatre Conferences, The Playwrights’ Center, Moving Arts, Blank Theatre, Playground-LA, Little Black Dress INK, Rogue Artist Ensemble and Road Theatre’s Summer Playwrights Festivals and “Under Construction” Playwrights Group. National recognition includes Finalist (O’Neill, City Theatre Short Play Festival) and Semi-Finalist (O’Neill, PlayPenn, Athena Project, Trustus Theatre Festival) nods; she is the recipient of Max K. Lerner Fellowships and a Women in Theatre Red Carpet Award. Member: the Playwrights Union, EST/LA, Honor Roll!, Dramatists Guild; co-founder: LA Female Playwrights Initiative (LAFPI). jenniewebbsite.com

Laura Stribling has directed more than one hundred reading and productions. Other of Jennie Webb’s plays she’s directed include Footprints and Gobpile.

“The Big Red Naugahyde Booth (or, Would-be Elks)”

Beth – Susan Diol*
Cassie – Amy Tolsky*
Erin – Erin Ruth Walker
Alexandra – Stephanie Erb*
Diane – Elizabeth Sampson*
Zach – Jono Eiland
Stage Directions – Michelle Gillette*

*Road Company Member