Brian’s play – The House in Scardsdale
As you know Brian has been doing a play at night, which was a tricky thing to do right now with the kids being so young but I’m so happy to say that its open now, and its VERY VERY GOOD. So this is my ‘please go to my husbands play’ post. A quick pitch – it’s 90 minutes, in Pasadena (in a great small theater) and its super compelling and entertaining.
It’s a contemporary play about a family mystery, written by Dan O’Brien about his life, and its literally something that is still unfolding. He essentially interviewed all of his extended family (as well as siblings) to find out the answer/s to some big questions, and this play is the theatrical documentation of those interviews. I’m not a theater critic, but i’ll just say that as a theater go-er I loved and was so impressed with both performances. Brian plays Dan, and Tim Cummings plays every other character – and they are both amazing. It’s just the two of them up there for 90 minutes and they jump from scene to scene – interview to interview, seamlessly although not without effort. It’s a feat of a play and I’m so proud to be Brian’s wife.
It’s open ’til June 4th, at The Boston Court Theater in Pasadena. If you live in LA and want to see a super compelling play in a really small theater, then this is for you.
Also if you need a non-wife to tell you to see it feel free to read these reviews:
The LA times loved it, see here. And here are some others:
“[A] tour-de-force…in an inexorable forward motion rife with adventure, anger, frustration, and a certain joy of the chase.” –Stage Stuck
“Dan O’Brien has written an American gothic tale on a par with Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard’s best works.” –TheaterMania
“The performances together, under Michael Michetti’s direction, make for an impressive pas-de-deux.” –Stage Raw
If you are simply interested in just staring at my husband for an hour and a half this is also a great opportunity to do that. He’s quite handsome.
All the information and tickets are on the website.