LOS ANGELES -- Mike Stutz's Infinite Cages, a one-act psychological drama about a physics professor coping with the genetic legacy of manic depression, recently had its West Coast premiere at the Chandler Studio in N. Hollywood. It will run through Jan. 16, 1999.
Stutz, a former UCLA student of the Chandler's artistic director Michael Holmes, credits the work of Kay Redfield Jamison ("An Unquiet Mind" and "Touched With Fire") with having inspired his play.
"Brimming with symbolism, innovative storytelling and bold staging, Stutz and director Holmes elicit laughter, rage and fear -- all within moments of each other," said a reviewer in the Los Angeles Weekly. "As the saga jumps from past to present, conscious to subconscious, we witness the dual journeys of death-obsessed Sasha and her psychiatrist."
The play was first produced under the auspices of the Hoffenrich Theatre Company in New York.
The Chandler Studio is located at 12443 Chandler Blvd. in N. Hollywood. Call (818) 908-4094. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent