Fragments, a play by John Jay Garrett which was selected for development at the Sundance Playwrights Laboratory in Utah last spring, will have its world premiere at the Attic Theatre on March 19 (after one preview, March 18). The play follows the life and destiny of a teenager through the crucible of the Vietnam era. Jeremy Aldridge directs.
Aldridge, who attended Oswego State University together with Garrett, has been close to Fragments ever since its inception at the university.
Cast in the play are Mark Cattalini, Ed Dyer, Edward Ferguson, Marcus Fuller, Ty LaForrest, Karina Logue, Michael Moon, Chris Neil, Kelly Roebuck and Linda Shing.
The show play through April 24 at the Attic Theatre, 6562 1/2 Santa Monica Blvd. Call (323) 469-3786 ext. 2.
In the Attic's second space, Lynn Aliya will perform her one-woman show The Legacy of a Nuclear Family on March 19 & 20 at 8 PM. The play was developed at the City Stage Ensemble Theatre in Denver and deals with a 37-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. It chronicles five generations of Mormon women and examines the relationship between them and their religion. The director is John Coppola. The 2 PM matinee on Sunday, March 21 is a benefit for the Wellness Community of West L.A., a cancer support group.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent