Los Angeles newcomers Son of Semele Ensemble end their staging of Lava and Breath, two experimental works from acknowledged masters of the form, Samuel Beckett (Waiting for Godot) and Richard Foreman (Bad Boy Nietzsche and Now that Communism is Dead..., Sept. 9. Lava/Breath began performances Aug. 23 at Theater/Theatre.
In Lava, an omnipresent voice leads six lost souls on a search for inner peace. Breath is merely that - a curtain rises; a breath is heard; the curtain lowers, making breathing a work of theatre. Al Sgro directs Lava; Michael Nehring, Breath.
Lava/Breath features Kristen Brennan, David Edwards, Julie Gawkowski, Edgar Landa, Anthony Powell, Peter Westenhofer and Lauren Ziemski.
Designing the show are Edwards (sets), Jeremy Little (lighting), Jennifer Laux (costumes) and Sgro (sound).
Tickets are $20. Theater/Theatre is located on the 4th floor of the Pacific Theater Building at 6426 Hollywood Boulevard. For reservations, call (323) 860-9970. Son of Semele Ensemble is on the web at http://www.sonofsemele.org. — By Christine Ehren