July 11, 2012
“Fathers at a Game,” an edgy new play written and produced by Trey Nichols and directed by Vesna Hocevar has received a Best of Hollywood Fringe Festival extension.
The production starring Luke Baybak, Tony Williams and Wendy Elizabeth Abraham will run for two more performances Friday July 12 at 8 p.m.; and Saturday July 13 at 6 p.m.
The play is a great example of the way trauma blurs the lines between reality and fantasy. It’s a slow reveal but by the time the twists in the play become obvious the audience feels as stunned as the wounded souls on stage.
All the members of the cast get their chance to shine. Baybak as “Eddie” and Tony Williams as “Moe” trade energetic outbursts combined with gut wrenching realizations as the cold, hard facts knock the wind out of their sails.
The Huffington Post proclaimed, “‘Fathers at a Game.’ is a relevant, powerful story of the way imagination mollifies tragedy and pain. It’s nicely acted, well directed, and, after you see it, you won’t be able to disentangle football and war again” while The Examiner stated, “Fathers At A Game,” is an excellent example of why the Hollywood Fringe Festival is equivalent to off-off Broadway. Somehow it attracts brilliant directors (Vesna Hogefar); writers (Trey Nichols); and actors (Luke Baybak, Tony Williams, Wendy Elizabeth Abraham).
The play was co-produced by Jenny Gillett and Diana Woody and is presented by Moving Arts.
The Ruby Theatre at the Complex is located at 6476 Santa Monica Blvd. (at Wilcox), Hollywood, CA 90038. Admission is $15.
Reservations: (323) 455-4585.
Online Ticketing: www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/1360
“Father’s at a Game” is suggested for audiences 17 and older.
Photo Credit: Rich Clark