The world premiere of It Came From the ______! A Choose-Your-Own-Play, produced by Theatre Mab Town Hall (TMTH) through the curated guest-production program SOSEhost at Son of Semele Ensemble, opens March 8 at the Son of Semele Theater in Silver Lake.
It Came From the ______! is a choose-your-own-adventure, 1950s-style B-monster-movie send-up. Internationally-famous scientist Dr. Ken Starr is on the case when a mysterious creature kills several townspeople. With his junior scientist sidekick, intern, the local sheriff, an intrepid female reporter, and the town's friendliest soccer mom in tow, Dr. Starr vows to find the creature, study it and halt the rash of killings with the power of ... Science.
With a little help from the audience, the gallant team is on the path to discovering the situation's who, why, and how to win! The audience has three opportunities to make choices directly influencing the characters' decisions and where the adventure will take them. Come more than once - with only seven performances and eight possible story configurations, you'll never see the same show twice!
It Came From the ______! received a workshop session and performance at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in January 2012 under the direction of TMTH Artistic Director Ella Martin. TMTH company member William Reinbold directs this full production, curated under Son of Semele Ensemble's SOSEhost program. The cast features TMTH company members Paul Turbiak, Olivia Sandoval, Doug Oliphant, Zachary Brown, Cameron Daxon and Maura Latty, with guest appearances by Jeremy Kinser and Deborah Jensen. This original script by Kathleen M. Reinbold features costume design by Lynne Marie Martens and lighting design by Anna C. Martín.
Theatre Mab Town Hall works to empower audiences and artists by awakening their souls and senses to the humor and silence in everyday life. TMTH develops new works and produces traditional text in unpredictable forms to develop accessible, intelligent, ethical, and thought-provoking theatre for all. For additional information on Theatre Mab Town Hall, visit www.theatremabtownhall.weebly.com.
Performances of It Came From the ______! A Choose-Your-Own-Play begin on Friday March 8, playing Thursday through Saturday at 9:00 p.m., with a 4:00 p.m. Sunday matinee on March 10, and continuing with 9:00 p.m. performances March 13-16. Admission is $15, or $12 for senior citizens and students with ID. See TMTH's website for information on Character Costume Discount Nights. Tickets are available through the Son of Semele Ensemble website at www.sonofsemele.org. The box office opens one half hour prior to curtain. Son of Semele Theater is located in Silver Lake at 3301 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004 (one mile west of Alvarado). For more information visit www.sonofsemele.org.