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West Adams

DARK COMEDY

West Adams
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With a hostile takeover of a neighborhood block party and altruistic dreams of gentrification, Penelope Lowder’s newest play, set in Los Angeles’ historic West Adams district, suggests that perhaps reshaping a newly adopted neighborhood in your image isn’t as lofty a goal as one might think.


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Must-see theatre at its finest and most eloquent.

—People’s World

Los Angeles Times Critics Choice!


Characters:

Michael Hills, 30, White American, Alpha male, self-righteous. The world is his sandbox and anyone who enters is merely there for him to mold. 

Julie Chang Hills, wife to Michael, Chinese American, 30s. She is a complex, exuberant woman who struggles to find her place in a black and white world. 
 
Edward Apaza, Peruvian American, 30s. Conservative, affable, assimilationist. Edward is a by-the-book kind of man who just wants to make money, and feels fear and illusion are the keys to his survival. 
 
Sarah Apaza, wife to Edward, White American, 30s, mannered. She is the behavior police. She uses her new-found Christianity, her Santa Monica roots, and her Latino husband to mask the monster that lies beneath. 
 
Setting: Summertime in a West Adams Neighborhood

Performance Royalties for AMATEUR and EDUCATIONAL Groups begin at $90.00 performance for theaters under 150 seats, and rise depending on ticket prices and theater particulars. Please fill out an application for your personalized quote. 
 
Performance Royalties for PROFESSIONAL Theaters will be quoted as a box office percentage, with a minimum guarantee based on ticket prices and theater particulars. Please fill out an application for your personalized quote. 
 
An Authorized Materials/Rehearsal Package must be purchased from Stage Rights as a part of your licensing agreement (see Materials).
 
Billing responsibilities, pertinent copyright information, and playwrights' biographies are available in the show rider that comes with your license agreement.

“This extraordinary play must be seen.” –Paul Myrvold’s Theatre Notes
 
“Attacking timely issues like race, class, gentrification, and immigration, West Adams is certainly a thought-provoking study of people caught in the cross-hairs.” —LA Splash Magazine 

“Playwright Penelope Lowder has her finger firmly on the pulse of American culture, and this patient is in dire need of resuscitation.” –LA Times

“Quietly and disconcertingly powerful.” –Broadwayworld
 
West Adams overall is a savvy, satisfying play, spotlighting the toxic ilk that still poisons our fractious American communities.” —Stage Raw

An Authorized Materials/Rehearsal Package must be purchased from Stage Rights as a part of your licensing agreement. Your materials will be sent to you two months prior to your opening date, unless other arrangements have been made in advance with your Stage Rights Licensing Representative.
 
The Authorized Materials/Rehearsal Package for WEST ADAMS consists of:
12 Production Scripts / $150.00 (shipping included)
 
Production Scripts for Plays are professionally printed and bound with a full-color cover.
 
You will have the option to purchase additional Production Scripts at a discounted rate when you complete your Licensing Agreement.
 
Official Logo Pack Now Included! To help you promote your show, Stage Rights now includes a logo pack with your license. The logo pack includes high resolution versions (both color and black and white) of our show logo. The logo is the portion of the artwork with the title of the show. The surrounding artwork is also available for an additional fee.
 
Optional Materials:
 
Stage Manager’s Script – Printed on standard 8.5” x 11” 3-hole-punched paper, with the same page numbers and text as the Printed Production Scripts, but with more space on the page for notes and cues.