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“Unemployed Elephants – A Love Story” @ The Little Victory Theatre

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Marshall McCabe and Brea Bee Marshall McCabe and Brea Bee Photo by Tim Sullens

The Little Victory Theatre is presenting the world premiere of “Unemployed Elephants – A Love Story”

An AWESOME romcom, (romantic comedy) about two people who find one another while on a search for a missing monk. 

“Unemployed Elephants” is fast-paced, fantastic, funny, smart and an ABSOLUTE must, must, must see!   I’m not kidding, see this one if you see nothing else this season.  It’ll be the best show you’ve seen in years.  When "Unemployed Elephants" is nominated, winning awards the world over, you’ll get bragging rights for having been one of the first to have discovered it.  Too much?  I don’t think so.  There aren’t enough accolades to bestow on this laugh ‘til your sides ache play to do it justice.

"Unemployed Elephants" is a story about a couple who experience a meet cuteat an airport lounge, again on the plane, then again and again until finally at the tropical paradise of Myanmar (Burma), where they “get together.”  She’s a little uptight, a bit of a shrew and guarded.  He’s a charming fabricator of alternative facts, okay he’s a liar. Away from the maddening crowd, the two spend their time getting to know and accept one another, warts and all.  Confessions are made then replaced with new lies.  With lies mounting, their relationship gains momentum and blooms. 

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Bravo, bravo for author Wendy Graf, whose dialogue is hilarious, witty and beautifully written.  Wendy's storytelling tells us who these people are and has us rooting for them to succeed.  

Spectacular performances by Brea Bee, (Jane) the ying to Marshall McCabe’s yang.  Together these two made magical chemistry, filling the stage with warmth and playfulness.  We know their characters from their first meeting.  How these two polar opposite characters could ever become a viable couple works only because Brea and Marshall brought them to life exquisitely. 

Evan A. Bartoletti’s set design is one of exquisiteness, awe and a character to the piece.  Wow!  I coveted and loved the set. 

Maria Gobetti's direction is flawless.  All movement had a natural, seamless flow.

The creative team; Carol Doehring, Lighting Design, Meagan Evers, Costume Designer, Noah Andrade, Sound Design and Original Music Composition, and Nick Santiago, Projection Designer, all gave “Unemployed Elephants” the tight backdrop that made this play a smash hit!

Looking for great live entertainment, "Unemployed Elephants" is what you want to go out to enjoy!  This is live theatre at its best.

"Unemployed Elephants" performances are Friday, Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 4:00 pm, extends through April 29!



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Dianne Williams

DIANNE WILLIAMS - Playwright, activist, singer, performer, and is a Fringe Festival Award winner for her play The Rise and Fall of My Breasts

A native of Massachusetts, Dianne currently lives in Southern California, where she volunteers and makes substantial time and effort contributions on behalf of humanitarian, social and charitable causes.

As a writer Dianne has completed a novel; “Out of the Dark”, as well as a collection of short stories, and plays. Dianne contributes articles to electronic magazines, and is a theatre critic for NoHo Arts District.

Dianne was a contract singer with Soul Unlimited. She toured as a solo artist performing with her own band throughout Southern California and Asia. As an actress she used her multiple talents performing in dramas and musical theatre. Dianne is developing a musical combining her passions of music and writing.

“I am grateful for every day that I am able to be of benefit to mankind, it is an honor to participate in the world of creativity.”

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