The Piece Project and Celebration Theatre Team for Reading of Theresa Rebeck's SPIKE HEELS Today
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by BWW News Desk
THE PIECE PROJECT and Celebration Theatre present an exclusive Los Angeles reading of Theresa Rebeck's SPIKE HEELS tonight, January 28, 2013 at 8pm. Founded by Devon Gummersall and Andrew Carlberg, THE PIECE PROJECT is a celebrity-based theater ensemble. Every two-three months, The Piece Project hosts a play reading to benefit a local Los Angeles theater company. Devon Gummersall will direct this reading of SPIKE HEELS, which will feature Patrick J. Adams, Elaine Hendrix, Jenn Liu and Jeremy Sisto.
The founding ensemble consists of the following artists: Ed Asner (THE Mary Tyler Moore SHOW, UP), Wes Bentley (AMERICAN BEAUTY, THE HUNGER GAMES), Adam Brody (THE O.C., THANK YOU FOR SMOKING), Billy Burke (THE TWILIGHT SAGA), Andrew Carlberg (Producer), Johnny Clark (Vs. Theatre Company), Michelle Clunie (QUEER AS FOLK, MAKE IT OR BREAK IT), David Denman (THE OFFICE, BIG FISH), Devon Gummersall (STATE OF MIND, MY SO-CALLED LIFE), Elaine Hendrix (JOAN OF ARCADIA, ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION), Jon Huertas (CASTLE, GENERATION KILL), Tom Irwin (SAVING GRACE, MY SO-CALLED LIFE), Ron Klier (Vs. Theatre Company), Neil LaBute (THE SHAPE OF THINGS, NURSE BETTY), Sharon Lawrence (NYPD BLUE, GREY'S ANATOMY), Jenn Liu (PEDRO, TWO AND A HALF MEN), Larisa Oleynik (HAWAII FIVE-0, 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU), ERIK PALLADINO (ER, ANSWERS TO NOTHING), Jeremy Sisto (SUBURGATORY, SIX FEET UNDER), Amy Smart (CRANK, THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT), Lauren Stamile (GREY'S ANATOMY, BURN NOTICE), Rider Strong (BOY MEETS WORLD, CABIN FEVER), Tessa Thompson (FOR COLORED GIRLS, VERONICA MARS) and Vincent Ventresca (THE INVISIBLE MAN, FRIENDS).
Celebration Theatre is a community of artists dedicated to presenting innovative, provocative and relevant work that examines the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience. We endeavor to challenge society's perception of this community and give a vibrant voice to its evolving identity.
Celebration Theatre was founded in 1982 by gay rights pioneer (and Mattachine Society co- founder) Chuck Rowland. Celebration Theatre has existed as the only community-based professional theatre in Los Angeles endeavoring to accurately represent the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community to itself and to the community at large. Celebration moved to its present location in 1993 and hired its first full-time Artistic Director. With these changes, Celebration moved into the professional arena and has achieved major artistic recognition. The theatre steadily developed an audience and rose to its current award-winning, critically acclaimed state.
Past New York productions of Rebeck's work include Dead Accounts (starring Katie Holmes), Seminar (starring Alan Rickman), and Mauritius (starring F. Murray Abraham) on Broadway; The Scene, The Water's Edge, Loose Knit,The Family of Mann and Spike Heels at Second Stage Theatre; Bad Dates and The Butterfly Collection at Playwrights Horizons; and View of the Dome at New York Theatre Workshop. Omnium Gatherum (co-written, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2003) was featured at the Humana Festival, and had a commercial run at the Variety Arts Theatre in 2003. Her play The Understudy, premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in the summer of 2008, with a cast including Reg Rogers, Bradley Cooper and Kristen Johnson, and ran in New York at the Roundabout Theatre from October 2009 - January 2010, featuring Julie White, Justin Kirk, and Mark-Paul Gosselaar in the cast.
ABOUT SPIKE HEELS: Interior Pygmalion goes awry in this contemporary comedy of manners which explores sexual harassment, misplaced amour, and the possibility of a four sided love triangle. The combatants are a sexy, volatile young woman and three Back Bay types a writer, a lawyer and a fiancee in sensible shoes.
SPIKE HEELS will take place tonight, January 28, 2013 at 8pm. Admission is $20. All proceeds benefit Celebration Theatre. This reading will be held at Celebration Theatre, located at 7051 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, Calif. For reservations email: email@example.com.
Pictured: Patrick J. Adams