Circle X Theatre Company will unveil the World Premiere of A Sweet Deal, at Theatre Theater on Jan. 12. The Jacob Sidney play is directed by Michael Rainey, with Sidney playing the only role. The play is part of Circle X's new Second Stage Series and has production design by Michael Rainey. The run is through Feb. 3.
As the play unfolds, its protagonist goes to jail...and as the play ends, the protagonist gets out of jail. A Sweet Deal tells the story of a man swept into a world where his identity is reduced to a seven-digit number. He survives through journalistic observation of the seldom-seen realities of the low-income criminal, attempting to negotiate a path through monolithic bureaucracy without the aid of paid legal advice.
The play is based on actual events; it combines storytelling, digital media and classic "True Crime" radio-style narration. Sidney guides the audience through the Los Angeles Criminal System.
Theatre Theater is located at 6425 Hollywood Blvd., 4th floor. For tickets and information call (323) 969-9239, ext. 2 or visit www.circlex.org
— By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent