LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles' first theatre dedicated to promoting the work of lesbian playwrights, The Ivy Theatre, will open its doors June 27 with a new production of Shame on the Moon by Alicia Madrid.
Named in honor of Ivy Bottini, a lesbian activist, the Ivy Theatre is located at 1612 S. Stanley Ave.
"Just as the lesbian experience encompasses all aspects of life, the selections shown at The Ivy will present a variety of works and will not be limited to only plays about lesbians," said Mary Casey, literary director and co-founder.
Marian Jones, co-founder and artistic director, agrees. "The Ivy will be an avenue for lesbian playwrights to work with talented directors, actors and technicians in an environment where diversity will inspire creativity. It will reach out to all people and will encompass the voice and image of every race and culture within our society."
For further information call (213) 939-4967. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent