West and 4 Letter Entertainment present
Twilight Zone - Live On Stage!
famous episodes! "Will
the Real Martian Please Stand Up?" Written
by Rod Serling. On the night of a UFO sighting, seven people at
a diner claim to be of Earth, though one of them is not. And
"The Four of Us Are Dying" Written by Rod
Serling, based on a story by George Clayton Johnson. Arch Hammer
can change his face to look exactly like someone else, a talent
that he depends on for a living.
Late Night Show On Select Evenings After Requiem for a Heavyweight!
Fri and Sat nights
$10 at the Door
for Two Rod Serling Shows!
Buy a ticket to see both REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT and THE TWILIGHT
ZONE - LIVE ON STAGE! in one night, and save $5!
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E V I E W
October 23rd, 2005
Twilight Zone Episodes Live
On Stage at Theatre West
2005 Twilight Zone episodes live on stage at Theatre West
unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another
dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension
of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance,
of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into—the
And at 11
p.m. on a Saturday night, you can’t possibly have a better
time anywhere else in LA. Really!
mounts two The Twilight Zone episodes on stage Fridays and Saturdays
at 11 p.m. The two episodes by Rod Serling—The Four of Us
Are Dying and Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?—are
both classic Twilight Zone setups: in one, an off-the-chart unusual
talent gets a man out of and into more trouble than a man should
be permitted; in the other, a pileup of inexplicable circumstances
point to a close encounter with an alien—or do they?
company is so enthused for the show that when called upon they
can be alternately just as severe as any ol’ human chameleon
and just as giddy about slumming with martians as anyone chuckling
in the audience. Director Eric Ashmore here puts together two
stupendously timed and well organized productions that make the
most of lighting, sound, and that wicked late ’50’s
set, which doubles as the set for Requiem for a Heavyweight earlier
in the evening. (Set designer Jeff Rack, in fact, lands a plum
as Serling’s narrator role.)
hone in on the original Zone’s unique balancing of severity
and sanguinity:Carlos Martin, Kyle Kleefeld, Erik Adams/Jason
Arden, Tony Schnurr, Jessica Pennington, Whitney Anderson, George
Tovar, William Chapman, Jason Guess, Rebecca Lane, Pawlos Girmay,
Don DeForst Paul, Kila Kitu, Trisha Rae Stahl, Susie Myrvold,
Rebecca Lane, Gloria Hendry—faces from everywhere, opera,
Broadway, TV, cable, the ol’ Playboy Club, indie film, down
the block. For standouts, it’s completely pick ‘em:
me, I loved the venerable William Chapman in that Daily News newsprint
apron, just like your ol’ San Fernando Valley paper boy,
fresh off of a barnstorming production of Sunset Boulevard and,
oh, sixty years of incidental other stuff, including twenty-five
as a leading baritone at New York City Opera. But you’ll
Face it: the
sheer pleasure of hearing the famous Twilight Zone theme in a
darkened theater is enough to make anyone smile and hunker down
with great expectations for a damn fine hour of programming. It’s
a great idea, and I can’t imagine anybody from this or any
other planet not having a wonderful time.
Zone—Live on Stage is at Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd
West, in LA, just down the road a block from Universal City. Admission
is $10 at the door. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 11 p.m.
through November 19. Call 818-872-3383 for reservations and information,
or go to 4 Letter Entertainment Inc. for more info.
Letter Entertainment is a nonprofit organization that aims
to provide theatrical artisans the opportunity to display their
creativity and individual techniques by participating in unique
productions. Through the evolving work of 4 Letter Entertainment
and their progressive partnerships with performing arts organizations,
theatre in Los Angeles will continue to thrive and be a source
of innovation and experimentation for theatrical artists and audiences