This week, with 2017 occupancy of the White House – and with it the ninth chair on the Supreme Court – getting a little too close for comfort, it's comforting to hear that occupancy at Pasadena's Boston Court is set for a world premiere by Dan O'Brien and West Coast premieres from Jen Silverman and Julia Lederer.
About three weeks after the new president is sworn in – and no doubt at by the bitter half of voters – both the winning and losing campaigns can head to The Theatre @ Boston Court for the West Coast Premiere of Silverman's latest play. Its title, Collective Rage; a Play in 5 Boops sounds perfect for one campaign, while the other should like "the provocative comedy's" description: "Five women named Betty collide at the intersection of anger, sex, and the thea-tah." Lindsay Allbaigh directs; the production opens February 18. (To learn more about Silverman visit her website and blog.)
The World Premiere of O'Brien's The House in Scarsdale: a memoir for the stage will be The Court's spring trial. It's said to be "the true story of the playwright tracking down his estranged relatives in order to solve the mystery of his family’s tragedy." Boston Court co-Artistic Director Michael Michetti directs. It opens May 6. (For more on O'Brien visit his site and follow him on Twitter.)
Come the First Saturday in October, be on hand for the West Coast premiere of Lederer's With Love and a Major Organ, directed by Jessica Kubzansky, the Court's other Artistic Director. Here, "a young woman gives her actual beating heart to a perfect stranger in this quirky tale of love in the modern age." Opens October 7. (To peruse Lederer's lovely house organs, check out JuliaLederer.ca and follow her on Twitter.)
Ah, but there's more! The Theatre @ Boston Court's Annual New Play Festival takes place in November 2017, with free readings of plays. Specific titles, directors and dates will be announced in the months prior.
All performances and readings will be held at the Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue in Pasadena, California, where great theater meets great parking rates. (This is one theater with its own carpark on site!)
Season subscriptions are available online or by phone at (626) 683-6801. An early-bird discount is available for subscriptions purchased before the end of this year.