L.A.'s Fritz Theatre Tries Sex and Truth Late at Night

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SAN DIEGO -- Sex Lives of Superheroes by Stephen Gregg is the late-night show playing at The Fritz Theatre. Included as a curtain-opener is a one-woman monologue, Notes on the Disappointing Truth of Wonder Woman by E. Kim Mitchell, performed by Sarah Gunnell. Michael Hemmingson, the Fritz's literary manager, directs both these short pieces.

SAN DIEGO -- Sex Lives of Superheroes by Stephen Gregg is the late-night show playing at The Fritz Theatre. Included as a curtain-opener is a one-woman monologue, Notes on the Disappointing Truth of Wonder Woman by E. Kim Mitchell, performed by Sarah Gunnell. Michael Hemmingson, the Fritz's literary manager, directs both these short pieces.

Hemmingson has directed six other late-night shows at the Fritz. "I guess you can call me King of the Not Yet Ready for Primetime Directing," he said.

Sex Lives of Superheroes was orginally produced Off-Broadway in 1989 during Manhattan Punch Line's Festival of One-Act Comedies and has been seen at many other regional theatres. Hemmingson tracked down playwright Gregg through Minneapolis' Playwrights Center; Gregg had moved to Los Angeles and Hemmingson acquired a copy of the script after a phone call.

Playing times are Fri. & Sat. at 10 PM through Feb. 14. Additional performance, Mon. Feb. 2 at 8 PM.

Continuing in the main-play time slot at the Fritz is Unmerciful Good Fortune , by Edwin Sanchez, a play about a young Latina DA and an accused murderer with psychic powers. Fritz co-artistic director Karin Williams directs. The Fritz Theatre is at 420 Third Ave. Call (619) 233-7505.

-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent


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