The Actor's Gang Theatre in Hollywood will host the West Coast premiere of Eric Bogosian's subUrbia, produced by Tim Robbins Actors' Gang and performed by the up-and-coming The Namaste Theatre Company, running July 13-Aug. 18.
Namaste's original production of the show at U.S.C. received the approval of Bogosian himself, and consequently was re-mounted in a special production for Richard Linklater, the director of the upcoming Castle Rock film subUrbia.
Namaste cast member Amie Carey, who plays the character Sooze, landed her major motion picture debut in the same role. The film of subUrbia, set to open this fall, stars Parker Posey, and Steve Zahn, who was in the original 1994 Lincoln Center production
. Bogosian's second full length play reveals the lives of five suburban twenty something's hanging out, drinking beers and partying one night in front of a 7-11, waiting for a visit from a high school buddy -turned-Rock Star. His visit stirs many upsets in the ones he left behind, and heated confrontations send the characters into a race to re-organize before they face the reality of their existence.
For tickets or more information about The Namaste Theatre Company's subUrbia, running Thu-Sun, July 13-Aug. 18 at The Actors' Gang, phone (213) 466-1767. Tickets are $15.