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LYME DISEASE: THE MUSICAL, Let Live Theater at The Actors Company – Hollywood Fringe Festival

Photo courtesy of the artists

Photo courtesy of the artists

Rob Stevens – Haines His Way

Playwright Ellen Thompson started having serious health problems in 2014 with chronic pain in her knees, nausea and vomiting. Chronic fatigue and anxiety followed. Six doctors in over 10 months could not diagnose her symptoms. Finally in late 2015 she was diagnosed with late-stage Lyme disease. After treatments and a relapse, in 2021 she finally achieved 85% remission. She wrote, produced and directed an award-winning comedic music video “Pay Attention (For Lyme Disease Prevention)”. Now she has written the book and lyrics for her first musical (with music by Hughie Stone Fish), Lyme Disease: The Musical, which is premiering at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Read more…

Now through June 26

GORGEOUS at the Let Live Theatre

Photo: Courtesy Fierce Backbone

Photo: Courtesy Fierce Backbone

Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s the exceptional American woman who doesn’t wrestle with image issues, the modern feminist movement notwithstanding. Years ago my own mother lectured my sister and me on the virtues of thinness, and her invocations pursue me to this day. Read more…

Now running through April 24


Earnest 6

Photo By Teena Pugliese


Les Spindle –  Frontiers L.A.

A new theatre company called Queer Classics lives up to its name with its unabashedly gay adaptation of the classic Oscar Wilde farce The Importance of Being Earnest, premiering at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. As with most of Wilde’s plays, there is something intrinsically queer about the sensibility of the original 1895 script, even though the characters were heterosexual. Read more…