DERBY DAY at the Elephant Theatre

Photo by Alex Moy

Margaret Gray – LA Times

For much of Samuel Brett Williams’ “Derby Day,” in its L.A. premiere at the Elephant Theatre (which gave Williams’ “Revelation” its world premiere last year), the sole sympathetic character onstage is Becky (Kimberly Alexander), a waitress at Oaklawn Park Race Track in Arkansas. Read more…

Neal Weaver  – Arts in LA

You might call this one Arkansas Racetrack Gothic. Samuel Brett Williams’s play centers on the irascible Ballard clan of Hot Springs, Ark., whose hard-drinking and internecine warfare give a bad name to dysfunction. As one of the characters observes,  “We don’t play well with others.”  Read more…
Now running through March 22.