What starts out as a simple toothache evolves into a dizzying chain of events as a group of disparate people, played by a cast of five who assume many roles indiscriminate of age, gender, and race, struggle to make connections in an increasingly isolated world. At the center of the story is a Thai/Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant, The Golden Dragon, where a young Chinese man suffering from an oversensitive incisor sparks a whacked and weird series of interconnected stories. A delicious mixture of epic theatre, bizarre comedy, poetry, and fable combine to create this fabulous pho.
Two brothers, both musicians. The classical pianist is Christian. The jazz bassist is Muslim. When Bilal is accused of being a terrorist and jailed awaiting trial, Eric tries to stay connected by pushing aside his own classical aspirations in order to learn big brother's jazz style. Separated by prison bars and religious convictions, the brothers scat and be-bop through their shared language of music.
The 2017 New Play Festival will be held Saturday, November 5 and Saturday, November 12. This year’s festival includes Roadkill Giant by Aleshea Harris, The Wind and the Breeze by Nathan Alan Davis, Passing by Dipika Guha, Daughters of the Moon by Reginald Edmund, and Lottie in the Late Afternoon by Amelia Roper.
The Theatre @ Boston Court announces its 2017 Main Stage Season. The season begins February 18, 2017 with the West Coast Premiere of Collective Rage; a Play in 5 Boops by Jen Silverman, directed by Lindsay Allbaugh. The spring production is the World Premiere of The House in Scarsdale: a memoir for the stage by Dan O'Brien; directed by Michael Michetti. The Main Stage season closes in the fall with a West Coast Premiere of With Love and a Major Organ by Julia Lederer, directed by Jessica Kubzansky. All Main Stage productions will appear at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue in Pasadena, CA.