Solo, a festival of one-person shows, will inaugurate Los Angeles' newest theatrical venue, 2100 Square Feet, Jan. 22 through March 1, 1998. Seven individual productions, all of which have been staged at various theatres in and around Los Angeles, will be separately produced on the revolving turntable stage of the 65-seat theatre located at 5615 San Vicente Blvd.
Producing director Steve Tietsort and artistic director Diana Castle will open the festival with an in-depth retrospective of the one-person play as a visual exhibit, complete with history, photography, audio and editorial, in the gallery lobby of the theatre.
"The one-person show has played a significant role in the evolution of local theatre," said Tietsort. "These plays deserve an individual focus which we intend to accomplish with the festival."
The seven productions include: Place With No Words, by Lynette Kessler; Thicker Than Water, Thinner Than Ice, written and performed by Rob Sullivan; an untitled play written and performed by Iona Morris; Bronte, written by William Luce, directed by Charles Nelson Reilly and performed by Helen Wilson; My Psychotherapy Comeback Tour, written and performed by Ellen Gerstein; Strum Road, written and performed by Donald Rubenstein; and Jimmy Spills, written by Chris Fields and starring Brent Jennings.
Tickets are $15. Call (213) 660-TKTS. --By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent