2014 Season

  • Bulrusher (2014 - joint production with Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble)

    BULRUSHER, Skylight Theatre Company & Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble

     

    Bulrusher, Skylight Theatre Company & Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble

    REMARKABLEplay unfolds with mesmeric leisureliness.
    SUPERB production elements.- LA Times CRITIC’S CHOICE!

    Could not feel timelier and more chilling. GO! - LA Weekly

    Bulrusher 

    by Eisa DavisLA Premiere
    directed by Nataki Garrett

    Pulitzer Prize Finalist

    Fri/Sat 8pm & Sun 3pm
    2.5 hours including intermission
    a co-production by Skylight Theatre Company and Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble (LDTE)
    Learn more about LDTE here

    When you're a multiracial orphan girl with a gift for clairvoyance who was found floating as an infant in a basket on the river, there aren't many places to turn to form a strong self-identity when you're growing up in a predominantly white town in the '50s.  That is, until a black girl from Alabama suddenly appears.

    Immersed in her newfound relationship and freedom, the girl begins to learn about love and embarks on a quest for self-discovery that will forever change her life.

  • Pray To Ball (2014)

    PRAY TO BALL, Skylight Theatre Company World Premiere

    2014 OVATION AWARD WINNER!

    Heartfelt and thought provokingTersely entertaining! - LA Times

    PRAY TO BALL by Amir Abdullah, SKYLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY

    World premiere

    Go!A lean, mean drama.  Handles big ticket issues with aplomb and humor! - LA Weekly                             

    Pray To Ball Scores Big!    A rare, slick visual feast.Brave performances and honest portrayals - LifeInLA

    What Skylight has produced is a marvel!
    - StageHappeningsovation recommended horrizontal

    Expertly directed. Seamlessly executed. - LA Post

    written by Amir Abdullah
    directed by Bill Mendieta

    Strong language

    Two lifelong friends and now college basketball stars, are poised for a future in the NBA. They find themselves on a collision course when one of them chooses to become a Muslim.

    Fri & Sat 8pm,  Sun 2pm                 There is NO LATE SEATING
    NOTE: There is no performance on Sun. June 22

    Beyond Conversation will not be held on Sunday, June 29 following the final performance.

  • Reasons To Live (2014 - joint production with Open Fist Theatre)

    REASONS TO LIVE

    Reasons To Live, Skylight Theatre Company

    The Laughs Keep On Coming!- LA Times

    Hilarious and Entertaining - LA Post

    Engaging. Comedy to Pathos and Back Again - StageRaw

    Reasons To Live 


    by Meryl CohnLA Premiere

    directed by Susan Morgenstern

    Fri/Sat 8pm; Sun 3pm    (approx. 1 hr 45 mins incl. intermission)

    a co-production by Skylight Theatre Company and Open Fist Theatre

    At the Silverstein wedding, crazy is relative. Jane's groom has gone missing. Her sister Emily's "life partner" may be just a one-night stand. Her brother lives upstairs in his pajamas selling something suspicious—and Mom tries to rally the troops by singing show tunes. But, when a surprise arrives, the family may just find the meaning they've been desperately seeking.

     

  • The Sexual Life of Savages (2014)

    The Sexual Life of Savages, Skylight Theatre Company 2014

    HONEST. GRITTY. HILARIOUS!

    The Sexual Life of Savages, 2014 Skylight Theatre Company

     

    The Sexual Life of Savages

    a play about f*king (up)
    adult content  - mature audiences only
    World premiere

    written by Ian MacAllister-McDonald
    directed by Elina de Santos 
     

     VERY WITTY! 
    Wonderful 90-minutes of very strong theatre- Broadway World

    RECOMMENDED!    FUNNY!   IRREVERENT! Obscenely gritty; explicitly real. Under director Elina de Santos' steady hand, the cast does STELLAR WORK. Consistently intelligent
    - Grigware Blogspot

    Venue: Beverly Hills Playhouse

    Synopsis: "How many people have you slept with?"  Everyman Hal is about to discover all the baggage this answer will entail. With fierce humor and candor, The Sexual Life of Savages follows the lives of a group of young people thrust into a new sexual era and forced to come to terms with its shifting definitions of tolerance, empathy, and morality.