LORD OF THE UNDERWORLD'S HOME FOR UNWED MOTHERS, Skylight Theatre

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LORD OF THE UNDERWORLD'S HOME FOR UNWED MOTHERS, Louisa Hill

TOP TEN! - Stage Raw    OVATION! Recommended

1965  Pregnant. Seventeen.

What does choice mean when you've got no other options?

LORD OF THE UNDERWORLD'S HOME
FOR UNWED MOTHERS

written by Louisa Hill  (resident playwright)

directed by Tony Abatemarco

Winner of the Mark Twain Award for Playwriting from the Kennedy Center, this highly theatrical and poetically raw play unearths the roots of reproductive justice.


MARCH 31 - MAY 28

FRI. & SAT. 8:30pm,  SUN 3:00PM
Alternate Cast Performances SAT. April 29, 5:00PM  &  SAT. May 13, 5:00pm


Knocked up as a teenager, Dee finally meets the baby she gave up for adoption. Only thing is, the baby is now 25, really into death metal, and wants nothing to do with her. 

Running Time: 2 hours including intermission

Skylight Theatre: 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, Los Angeles 90027


REVIEWS

SURPRISING HUMOR ... Thoughtful... Corryn Cummins is particularly noteworthy as a sweet, sensual, young woman. Live original music beautifully underscores... cannily calibrated staging - LA Times

TOP TENGut wrenching performances... has a raw elemental power that delivers an emotional wallop RECOMMENDED - StageRaw

There is BRILLIANCE in the simplicity of this production…there’s the COMEDY. A LOT OF IT!  Delightful in all - Gia On The Move

That RARE yet familiar surge of artistic promise returns again! Cummins is heart-wrenching... Gonzalez is exceptional... OBVIOUSLY GIFTED new playwright, we can all expect a great future for Hill - ArtsInLA

DON'T MISS the chance to experience [this play]...WITTY and well-written... The title of the play is more than just an eye-catcher. - Discover Hollywood

AFFECTING story… disarmingly sweet... WINNING PERFORMANCES from all the actors - LA Weekly

RIVETING, fast-paced, well-acted tale...SMART AND WITTY dialogue- BroadwayWorld

FRESH find... You DO NOT MISS THIS GEM of LA independent theatre - LA Theatre Nerd

DEEPLY MOVING performances - Theatre Spoken Here

GRIPPING and tender work. Proof that the future of theater is bright – Tin Pan LA

COMPELLINGthe very embodiment of the myth from which the story derives. - Night-Tinted Glasses

Director Tony Abatemarco does an excellent job keeping the action going and making this a THOUGHT PROVOKING night at the theatre - THE LA BEAT

STUNNINGLY executed... memorable. Hill has written a major piece of social history that brings into deep relief a part of our past many would like to forget – People’s World

 


BEYOND CONVERSATON - Art Into Action, Skylight Theatre

Sunday, May 21
Beyond Converation Post Show Chats

Guest Panelist, Carrie Lew from Planned Parenthood

Discussion topic: Meeting the needs of the Community

Enhance your theatre going experience with our post show conversation series

 

BEYOND CONVERSATON - Art Into Action, Skylight Theatre

Sunday, May 7
Beyond Converation Post Show Chats

Guest Panelists from Concerned United Birthparents & McKinley Children's Center

Discussion topic: The Community of Foster Care and Adoptions

 

 

BEYOND CONVERSATON - Art Into Action, Skylight Theatre

Sundays, April 23, 30
Beyond Converation Post Show Chats

Guest Panelists from McKinley Children's Center

Discussion topic: The Community of Foster Care and Adoptions

 

 

BEYOND CONVERSATON - Art Into Action, Skylight Theatre

April 9, Sunday - Beyond Converation Post Show Chat
Guest Panel: Colette Freedman, Louisa Hill, Wendy Kout,

Discussion topic: Women's Voices in Theatre

 

 


WRITER:  LOUISA HILL received her MFA from the University of Iowa’s Playwrights’ Workshop, where she was the Iowa Arts Fellow. Awards include the Mark Twain Award for Playwriting from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and third place award in the Humanitas/ Center Theatre Group Playwriting Prize. Television experience includes writing the script... READ MORE

DIRECTOR: TONY ABATEMARCO is an award-winning actor, director, writer, and producer based in Los Angeles; he is the Co-Artistic Director of the Skylight Theatre Company. Tony is a Broadway director recognized for his work on Lucifer’s Child directing Julie Harris in both the Broadway production and film for A & E TV. Regional directing credits include work at Pasadena Playhouse, The Taper, Too, Santa Fe Stages, La MaMa ETC, and Theatre Grévin in Paris.... READ MORE

CAST:

CORRYN CUMMINS: Los Angeles credits: NEED TO KNOW (Stage Raw Nomination: Comedy Performance), BLACKBIRD (LA Weekly Award: Duo- Performance) and BINGO WITH THE INDIANS at Rogue Machine, Alice in THE MISSING PAGES OF LEWIS CARROLL (Theatre at Boston Court), KILLER JOE (Ovation Award for Ensemble & Production) ... READ MORE

ADRIAN GONZALEZ: Has worked with the Theater at Boston Court on Stefanie Zadravec’s COLONY COLLAPSE and understudied the role of Hason in MOJADA, A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES at the Getty Villa in co-production with the Theater at Boston Court. His other LA works include Nilo Cruz’s  ... READ MORE

AMY HARMON: LA Stage credits include: NICE THINGS (us) (Rogue Machine) DIRTY (Dir. Shannon Cochran) ALL YOUR HARD WORK (Dir. Michael Matthews), SUMMER IN HELL (BSTC) Leiris/Picasso (BSTC) TV/ Film credits include: Suit Up ( FOX), Scandal (ABC), Private Practice (ABC) ... READ MORE

MICHAELA SLEZAK: After graduating college at AMDA, Michaela dove into the city's theatre, studying at Antaeus and working with Rogue Machine in POCATELLO and Zombie Joe's Underground in shows from AS YOU LIKE IT to URBAN DEATH 

MARYLIN WINKLE: Completing her Doctorate of Musical Arts at USC, Marilyn is majoring in baroque cello performance with a minor in opera directing and a scholarly devotion to music by early-modern women. She recently directed Francesca Caccini’s LA LIBERAZIONE DI RUGGIERO ... READ MORE

Alternates: Dani Larson, Katelyn Moore, Kurt M. Peterson, Mary A. Stiefvater

DESIGNERS:

SET DESIGN: Cindy Lin
LIGHT DESIGN: Jeff McLaughlin
COSTUME DESIGN: Sarah Figoten

SOUND DESIGN: Christopher Moscatiello

PRODUCTION STAFF:

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER: Christopher Hoffman
STAGE MANAGER: Colin Grossman
ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR: Abby Izquierdo
PUBLICIST: Judith Borne


Meet the cast: Corryn Cummins

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