Towne Street Theatre (TST), Los Angeles’ premier African-American theatre company, lifts at-home audiences’ spirits during the strangest of times with a presentation of Corona
Towne Street Theatre (TST), Los Angeles’ premier African-American theatre company, lifts at-home audiences’ spirits during the strangest of times with a presentation of Corona and Other Maladies live on Zoom. The timely collection of six short plays explores aspects of life as we know it now. Transcending the ordinary “talking heads” performance that is typical of theatre on Zoom, Towne Street’s actors bring their characters to life with sets and costumes created in their own homes. The result is a true, “fly-the-wall” entertainment experience that audiences will not soon forget.
Four of the six plays are by women.
Coming to You Live by Laurie Allen
Jade, a social media influencer, attempts to balance managing her livestream with being a wife to her husband, Chad. Chad attempts to get his share of attention as his wife becomes more immersed in her online success. Can the couple handle constantly being in each other’s presence in the age of quarantine?
Cast: Samantha Clay and Andrew Cudzilo
Intermolecular Forces by Rachael Carnes
A mom tries (and mostly fails) to do it all: Work, family, more family, squirrels and more. Who knew that the end of the world would be so… BUSY?
Cast: Starina Johnson
Zoombies by Madeline Puccioni
What if the living dead walk among us? And, what if Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is one of the walking, Zooming dead?
Cast: Justin Gubersky, Daphne Jones, Karen Therese Law, Akshaya Pattanayak, Colette Rosario
Nothing Good Happens After Midnight by Laurie Allen
Quarantining and wedding planning is a questionable mix. Savannah’s attempt a hairdressing and a bad reaction from her parents may jeopardize the festivities. The question is: What does the groom think?
Cast: Melissa Kay Anderson, Michele Tannen, Twon Pope and Rich Fullman
Corona and Other Maladies also features plays by Rex McGregor and Tony Robinson, as part of TST’s Virtual Summer Series via the TST Virtual Salon.
Showtimes are Saturday, August 15 at 7pm and Sunday, August 16 at 4pm.
The show is directed by TST Artistic Director Nancy Cheryll Davis and produced by Nancy Davis, Nancy Renee, Kristina Roth, Maimouna Camara and Teressa Taylor.
august 15 (Saturday) - 16 (Sunday)
Towne Street Theatre
Tickets are available on a “pay-what-you-can” basis at tstcorona.eventbrite.com