Los Angeles Academy Company

Introducing the 2017-2018 Los Angeles Academy Company

Den of Thieves
Den of Thieves 2
Dinner with Friends
Dinner with Friends 2
Dolores
Reasons to be Happy
Reasons to be Happy

It is with much honor that we introduce this year’s Los Angeles Academy Company and anticipate this full season of moving performances from the newest generation of dedicated and powerful actors.

Betty Karlen Company Director

Led by veteran acting instructor Betty Karlen, the Company performs a wide number of plays ranging from classical to contemporary, which are performed before an invited audience of Academy guests, agents, casting directors and other industry professionals.

2017-2018 Los Angeles Company Members

Los Angeles Company Showtimes


Return Engagements November 30 - December 2
By: Bernard Slade
Directed by: Betty Karlen

This ingenious comedy is by the author of Same Time, Next YearTributeRomantic Comedy and Same Time, Another Year. The first act is comprised of three vignettes showing separate couples: a tipsy actress and the bellboy who has bedded her the night before, a gutsy Polish woman who has survived World War II and a carpenter whom she chooses to father her baby, and an acid tongued columnist and his cool psychotherapist wife who are about to split up. In Act II, we meet the couples 20, 25 and 30 years later, as we learn, much to our merriment, how they ended up. 


Cast:
Ben Fisher
Ben Fisher
Eve Gefke
Eve Gefke
Asher Miles
Asher Miles
Khemuni Norodom
Khemuni Norodom
Jade Santana
Jade Santana
Kateryna Shchekaturova
Kateryna Shchekaturova
Ixchel Valiente
Ixchel Valiente
Pierre-Louis Vaz
Pierre-Louis Vaz

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

November 30, 2017
8:00PM
December 1, 2017
8:00PM
December 2, 2017
8:00PM
  Location

Los Angeles Campus
1336 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028


Season's Greetings December 7-9
By: Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by: Joe Garcia

Half a dozen friends and relatives are celebrating Christmas with Neville and Belinda. Various children are also there and, though unseen, their presence is always felt. Petty squabbles break out and some not so petty. The arrival of Clive, a young writer, stirs up emotions on all sides.


Cast:
Richard Amaya
Richard Amaya
Stef Beaton
Stef Beaton
Claire Fazzolari
Claire Fazzolari
Eve Gefke
Eve Gefke
Daniel Roger Mardapittas
Daniel Roger Mardapittas
Artur Rehi
Artur Rehi
Nate Shoup
Nate Shoup
Tom Sinclair
Tom Sinclair
Charlotte Spencer
Charlotte Spencer

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

December 7, 2017
8:00PM
December 8, 2017
8:00PM
December 9, 2017
8:00PM
  Location

Los Angeles Campus
1336 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

This Season's Past Shows


Swap! November 2-4
Written and Directed by: Ian Ogilvy

The Flowers family are looking forward to a nice two-week holiday in sunny Spain, but within a few minutes of arriving at the luxury villa they've swapped for their home in Wimbledon something absolutely horrible happens - and then another horrible thing happens - and then another - and the horrible things keep happening to the poor Flowers until you begin to wonder why they don't get on the first plane back home - but if they did there wouldn't be a play, would there?


 


Cast:
Richard Amaya
Richard Amaya
Claire Fazzolari
Claire Fazzolari
Ben Fisher
Ben Fisher
Daniel Roger Mardapittas
Daniel Roger Mardapittas
Kateryna Shchekaturova
Kateryna Shchekaturova
Nate Shoup
Nate Shoup
Tom Sinclair
Tom Sinclair

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

November 2, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
November 3, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
November 4, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

Los Angeles Campus
1336 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028


The Marriage of Bette and Boo October 26-28
By: Christopher Durang
Directed by: Timothy Landfield

Conveyed in a series of dazzlingly inventive interconnected scenes, the play moves wickedly on through three decades of divorce, alcoholism, madness and fatal illness—all treated with a farcical brilliance which, through the author's unique talent, mines the unlikely lodes of irony and humor residing in these ostensibly unhappy events.
A brilliant and coruscatingly funny dissection of marriage and the family in contemporary—and Catholic—America, by our theatre's master satirist. A critical and popular success in its production by New York's Public Theatre, the play is both devastatingly perceptive and wildly comic as it skewers its assorted victims with joyfully relentless precision
 


Cast:
Stef Beaton
Stef Beaton
Eve Gefke
Eve Gefke
Asher Miles
Asher Miles
Khemuni Norodom
Khemuni Norodom
Artur Rehi
Artur Rehi
Jade Santana
Jade Santana
Charlotte Spencer
Charlotte Spencer
Ixchel Valiente
Ixchel Valiente
Pierre-Louis Vaz
Pierre-Louis Vaz

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

October 26, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
October 27, 2017
8:00AM - SOLD OUT
October 28, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

Los Angeles Campus
1336 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028


Women of Manhattan October 19-21
By: John Patrick Shanley
Directed by: Betty Karlen

Described by the author as "an Upper West Side story," this provocative, brilliantly stylized and often very funny play delves into the lives of three upscale Manhattan female "yuppies" whose financial success is counterbalanced by their unmet emotional needs. First produced by New York's celebrated Manhattan Theatre Club.
 


Cast:
Stef Beaton
Stef Beaton
Daniel Roger Mardapittas
Daniel Roger Mardapittas
Asher Miles
Asher Miles
Jade Santana
Jade Santana
Ixchel Valiente
Ixchel Valiente

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

October 19, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
October 20, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
October 21, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

Los Angeles Campus
1336 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028


Dolores & Mafia on Prozac September 21-23
By: Edward Allan Baker
Directed by: Sandy Martin

Dolores: is the story of two sisters drawn together because of domestic violence which influences the lives of both characters more than they’ve ever admitted. 

Mafia on Prozac: Jay and Tee are a couple of hit-men sitting by the ocean and reflecting on how their lives turned out. Their intended victim, Matt, awaits his fate in a burlap sack. When Al Capone visits in a dream, the outraged and desperate Matt gets dragged into refereeing the hit-men’s argument about the mob’s future. 


Cast:
Richard Amaya
Richard Amaya
Stef Beaton
Stef Beaton
Claire Fazzolari
Claire Fazzolari
Ben Fisher
Ben Fisher
Pierre-Louis Vaz
Pierre-Louis Vaz

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

September 21, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 22, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 23, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

Los Angeles Campus
1336 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028


Reasons to be Happy September 14-16
By: Neil LaBute
Directed by: Michele Gossett

Three years after a contentious break-up, Steph and Greg are wondering if they can make a fresh go of it. Trouble is, she’s married to someone else and he’s just embarked on a relationship with Steph’s best friend, Carly, a single mom whose jealous ex-husband, Kent, has trouble articulating his feelings. Navigating the rocky landscape of conflicting agendas and exploding emotions isn’t going to be easy for any of them. 


Cast:
Eve Gefke
Eve Gefke
Daniel Roger Mardapittas
Daniel Roger Mardapittas
Khemuni Norodom
Khemuni Norodom
Charlotte Spencer
Charlotte Spencer

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

September 14, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 15, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 16, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

Los Angeles Campus
1336 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028


Dinner with Friends September 7-9
By: Donald Margulies
Directed by: Betty Karlen

This candid, often-funny drama explores the bittersweet side of friendship through the eyes of two best-friend married couples. Invited to dinner at the suburban home of husband-and-wife food critics Gabe and Karen, Beth shares a secret. This unexpected revelation forces Gabe and Karen to reevaluate their seemingly perfect relationship, as well as their friendship with two people who seem to be refusing the life they all once worked so hard to preserve.


Cast:
Claire Fazzolari
Claire Fazzolari
Artur Rehi
Artur Rehi
Kateryna Shchekaturova
Kateryna Shchekaturova
Tom Sinclair
Tom Sinclair

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

September 7, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 8, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 9, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

Los Angeles Campus
1336 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028


Den of Thieves August 31 - September 2
By: Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by: Diana Brown

When things don’t quite go according to plan, a bickering quartet of hapless thieves finds themselves at the mercy of a reluctant heir to the criminal empire who has been left in charge for the weekend. Verbal gymnastics and the struggle for self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-love produce a high-octane battle for survival that’s not resolved until the last donut falls.


Cast:
Richard Amaya
Richard Amaya
Ben Fisher
Ben Fisher
Asher Miles
Asher Miles
Jade Santana
Jade Santana
Nate Shoup
Nate Shoup
Ixchel Valiente
Ixchel Valiente
Pierre-Louis Vaz
Pierre-Louis Vaz

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

August 31, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 1, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 2, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

Los Angeles Campus
1336 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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