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Falcon Theatre Presents  


Written by Mo Gaffney & Kathy Najimy

Directed by Jenny Sullivan

The Falcon Theatre’s first production in their 2016-2017 Season is a two woman show, PARALLEL LIVES which invites us into a series of comedy sketches, created by the amazing team of Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy, two powerhouse writers. 

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Alice Hunter and Crista Flanagan  Photo by Sasha A. Venola

Most of the sketches are funny, some satire, and some have slightly more serious tones, but all of them reflect the human condition with the hugely talented Crista Flanagan and Alice Hunter playing both female and male roles with quick-change costumes and props.  These two actors bring us into each and every scene giving them life, and rapid-fire successive scenes move us through each moment smoothly with Jenny Sullivan’s effective direction. 

The opening scene is of two angels describing the creation of both men and women, and what qualities should be given to each.  Women, of course, are given childbirth indicating their strength, while men are given large egos, so they won’t feel left out of the creation process.  We visit “West Side Story” through the eyes of two young girls, and in another scene are estranged sisters coming together at their grandmother’s funeral.  These are just two of the many bright and smart sketches we will see this evening.

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Crista Flanagan and Alice Hunter  Photo by Sasha A. Venola

The Falcon offers a large open stage with plenty of room for this active and energetic production.  Wonderful writing, wonderful direction, wonderful acting, wonderful lighting, wonderful costumes, wonderful props.  They all make PARALLEL LIVES a fun, wonderful and enjoyable evening.


Cast:  Crista Flanagan & Alice Hunter

Director:  Jenny Sullivan

Scenic Designer:  Trefoni Michael Rizzi

Costume Designer:  Alex Jaeger

Lighting Designer:  Pablo Santiago

Sound Designer:  John Zalewski

Props Designer:  Warren Casey

Casting Director:  Sandi Logan, CSA

Stage Manager:  Dale Alan Cooke

Falcon Theatre

4252 Riverside Dr

Burbank, CA 91505

Buy Tickets:    or   818-955-8101

Performances:  August 26 through September 18, 2016

                               Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm;  Sunday matinee at 4pm

                               Previews:  August 17 through August 21st

Prices:  Previews:  $32.00 - $35.00

               Opening Night/Reception:  $55.00 - $60.00

               Weekdays (Wed/Thurs):  $37.00 - $40.00

               Weekends (Fri/Sat/Sun):  $42.00 - $45.00

               Student Rate (valid student ID):  $30.00

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