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.
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.
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
4252 Riverside Dr
Burbank, CA 91505
Buy Tickets: FalconTheatre.com 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