Written by Edward Albee
Directed and Produced by Alyson York
For those of you familiar with Edward Albee’s work, you will know that he won critical acclaim and a Tony for his most famous work Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The 41st season at the Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre presents his play THE AMERICAN DREAM, described by Albee himself as “an attack on the substitution of artificial for real values in our society”. This clever, sometimes brash, yet gripping satire cuts to the chase on the absurdity of the human condition, dysfunctionality in our society, and more importantly in the American family. We want “satisfaction”, we want to know we have what we want. We want to believe that we should have what we deserve. And we want everyone else to know that we deserve it.
This is not just the view of how Albee perceives American society, it is a fast paced theatrical event filled with laughs.
The laughs are many, but they also make us aware about how silly and ridiculous our daily lives have become. There are good performances by everyone in the cast. Linda Alznauer as Mommy, Michael Robb as Daddy, Renee Gorsey as Grandma, Christina Carson as Mrs. Barker, and Andre Jack as Young Man.
Alyson York has directed this cast with distinction giving us Albee’s intent behind this play. Good job to all of you.
Edward Albee wrote this play prior to “Virginia Woolf”. It is satire, and it is funny, and opens our eyes to the absurdity of THE AMERICAN DREAM. Sometimes we feel uneasy, but at the end of the play we agree with Grandma. You will know what I mean when you reserve tickets to this fun and different play.
Cast: Linda Alznauer, Christina Carson, Renee Gorsey, Andre Jack and Michael Robb
Director: Alyson York
Producer For the Group Rep: Alyson York
Stage Manager: Nathan Daniels
Set Design: Chris Winfield
Lighting Design: J Kent Inasy
Costume Design: Angela M. Eads
Sound Design: Alyson York
Public Relations: Nora Feldman
Graphic Design: Doug Haverty, art & soul design
Program: Larry Eisenberg
Lonny Chapman Theatre
10900 Burbank Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Tickets/Information: www.thegrouprep.com or (818) 763-5990
Plays: March 14th through April 12, 2015
Saturday afternoons at 2:00pm
Sunday evenings at 7:00pm
Tickets: $15. The Group Rep Subscribers +2: Free
Warnings: Strong Language/Mature Themes (Ages 16+)
Parking: Ample street parking on Burbank Blvd, and on Cleon Ave south of Burbank Blvd. Please allow 15 minutes to park.
Running Time: 80 minutes (no intermission)