Skylight Theatre Company has announced the remaining plays for their 2017 season. With their commitment to develop and produce new work, the season brings with it four new pieces to the L.A. theater community.
Currently running through February 25 is Shades of Disclosure written and performed by QueerWise and directed by Micheal Kearns. When a 16-year-old comes out in these uncertain times, she finds a group of inspiring people who share their own stories, ranging from the 1988 AIDS Memorial Quilt display to the current women’s marches.
Louisa Hill’s modern re-telling of Persephone, The Lord of the Underworld’s Home for Unwed Mothers (which won the Kennedy Centers’ Mark Twain Award for Comic Playwriting) focuses on motherhood and the politics that go along with it. The story is told over a broad canvas touching on the Catholic church to death metal. Runs April 8–May 14.
August brings with it Black Super Hero Magic Mama by Inda Craig-Galván. The story of a single black mother who is struggling to cope after her 14-year-old son was shot by white police officers, she hides in the world of comics and superheroes, but must decide to stay there or return to reality. Runs August 12–September 3; directed by Deena Selenow
Our Father’s House by Luis Alfaro rounds out the season in November. Set on a completely bare stage, the production incorporates physical theater and choral singing to tell a story about different violent traits in religion. The production is based on The House of Bernarda Alba. This production is being co-produced with Playwright’s Arena. Runs November 4–December 3; directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera.
The 2017 season for Skylight Theatre Company touches on many of the issues and themes that are plaguing our government and daily lives today. Each new work explores the different social issues and their impact on both a single person and the community at large. The season runs from January to November of 2017. Skylight Theatre is located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont Ave. For more information visit SkylightTheatreCompany.com.