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FIVE SMALL FIRES at Bootleg Theatre


Photo by Jesse Bonnell

Bob Verini -   Arts In LA

Poor Dog Group’s ambitious Five Small Fires explores the phenomenon of cults, particularly the behavior of those who find a haven within them. The Cal Arts–rooted collective professes to have been exploring cults and ritual for a long time, though if it has been thinking much about the types and motivations of people who join up, and how cult living changes them, such musings don’t enter into the scope of this new work. Read more…

Now running through March 28.

DAY TRADER at the Bootleg Theatre

Photo by Ed Krieger

Photo by Ed Krieger

David C. Nichols – LA Times

In “Day Trader” at Bootleg Theater, a wannabe screenwriter in midlife crisis concocts an elaborate scheme to circumvent his rich wife’s pre-nup without sacrificing his cushy lifestyle or rebounding libido.

Further plot description would entail spoilers, because Eric Rudnick’s intriguing albeit quirky dark comic spin on the eternal clash between integrity and ambition in Hollywood has more twists than a Carmageddon reroute.  Read more…

Deborah Klugman – ArtsBeatLA

Plays or films about middle-aged men in midlife crisis are pretty common, which doesn’t mean there isn’t room for one more, provided the writing is sharp, the plot details fresh and the characters interesting.  Day Trader, by Eric Rudnick, is about a struggling screenwriter named Ron (Danton Stone) looking desperately to escape an unhappy marriage with something more than the shirt on his back. Read more…

Now running through February 16.

THE LATE, LATE SHOW at the Bootleg Theatre

Mayank Keshaviak – LA Weekly

It’s probably not surprising that a show about a vampire that opened on Halloween night features great costumes and is quite the visual spectacle. A fantasia spanning three acts and three vastly different time periods in the life of 300-year-old former slave Porphyrion (creator and performer Paul Outlaw), the piece is a playground for visual exploration, and director Asher Hartman and scenic and lighting designer François-Pierre Couture take full advantage.
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