The seventh production of West Coast Ensemble's 1999-2000 season will be Israel Horovitz's contentious one-act play, Line. The black comedy explores human behavior by pitting five characters against each other in what turns out to be a relentless struggle to come out on top. The play opened Oct. 17 and runs Tues.-Thurs. evenings at 8 PM until Nov. 4, when it will move to Saturdays at 11 PM.
The five characters standing on line in question are: Fleming (a not-too-bright, but die-hard baseball fan), Stephen (a Mozart-obsessed prodigy), Dolan (tough as nails), and Arnall and Molly (a hapless, hen-pecked husband and his shrew of a wife).
Jerry Kernion directs a double cast including Margot Foley, Kernion, Douglas Leal, Nicki Micheaux in one group; Dan Alemshah, Marty Barsnack, Bridget Brookman, Ty Donaldson and Frank Spinelli in the other.
West Coast Ensemble is located at 522 N. LaBrea Ave. For tickets and information call (323) 525-0022 or visit www.wcensemble.org
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent