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Charles A. Duncombe: "Phoebe Zeitgeist Returns to Earth"

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September 30—November 13, 2016

Saturdays 8:00pm and Sundays, 3pm; Admission: $25; Students w/ID & Seniors (65+): $20; Sundays “Pay-What-You-Can” (at the door only)
Box Office: 310-453-9939.

Directed by Frédérique Michel
Produced by Charles A. Duncombe
Cast: David E. Frank, Jeffrey Gardner, Kat Johnston, Megan Kim, Johnny Langan, Andrew Loviska, Lindsay Plake, Kate Rappoport, Bo Roberts, Anthony Sannazzaro, Zack Sayenko, Trace Taylor, Mardaweh Tompo

A new play inspired by Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Blood on the Cat’s Neck

In 1974 Rainer Werner Fassbinder imagined a beautiful space alien on a mission to create a first-hand report on mankind. She landed in Nuremburg. Things didn’t go well. Now, in 2016, the alien research team has decided to try again, this time with an artificial intelligence in the same shapely guise. Like the Phoebe of the 1970s, she can learn the words people say but not what they mean. Unfortunately, this time she lands in the United States. In an election year. This world premiere is a black-comic look at contemporary society and the wild irrationality of how we see ourselves. Ready for our interplanetary close-up? We report, you decide.


Fourth Weekend Q&A October 23:
After the 3:00pm performance on Sunday, October 23rd, please join us for an informal discussion with the cast and crew. Don't miss it!

This project is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Santa Monica Arts Commission.






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"...Director Frédérique Michel and her collaborator, producer-designer Charles A. Dumcombe, are well within their element... Funny yet brutal..." -Hollywood Reporter