Theatre Factory in association with Mama Quilla UK is proud to present: BITES, a play by British playwright KAY ADSHEAD directed by Elena Vannoni.
US premiere April 27, 2012 at the Old Bank District Theatre, downtown Los Angeles
Cast: Liz Davis, Mccready Baker, Micki Morrison, Amaia Perta, Keith Trent, Melissa Virgo
In 2005, BITES debuted world-wide in London. In 2008 premieres followed in Rome and Berlin. BITES will be presented for the first time to the American audience in Los Angeles, at the Old Bank District Theatre on April 27, 2012.
“Bites”- by British playwright Kay Adshead – is a surreal and poetic play, depicting the life of minorities and the human rights issues they raise.
It takes place in a post-apocalyptic restaurant, where the actors play the roles of hostesses, chefs and waiters. They never leave the stage and their roles change from course to course, but there is a thin, connecting line linking all of the episodes and characters together.
The restaurant itself is a haunted setting, a place in ruins, reminiscent of an already-devoured banquet, an almost lunar landscape consisting of decades of decomposing leftovers. The play is served up in the form of a seven-course meal, each course telling a story from Afghanistan to Texas, passing through Guantanamo.
The integrity of the lyric poetry mixed with pungent sarcasm unifies the seven courses into one and only big feast.
Gemma Sonego Producer
Sandra Montagna Art Director
Luigi Pulcini Technical Director/Composer
Loren Madi Soria Stage Manager
In collaboration with : Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Downtown Arts District Space, Gilmore Associates, Downtown Art Walk, Film Scoring Lab, Los Angeles
Old Bank District Theatre, 136 W 4th St. Los Angeles 90013
Information: Ph 213 308 8896 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Performing Schedule: April 27, 28 at 8 pm; April 29 at 7 pm; May 4,5 at 8 pm; May 6 at 5 pm; May 10, 11, 12 at 8 pm; May 13 at 5 pm
Purchase tickets online: www.bitestheplay.com
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