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I just learned about STARCROSSERS CUT, a new play written and directed by Joseph Tepperman — and, from what I’ve read, the story offers the social satire and absurdist humor that I live for. Can’t wait to see this production, which premieres on Thursday, June 6, 2013, and runs for six performances.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Inspired by astronaut Lisa Nowaks 2007 arrest for the attempted murder of a romantic rival, Starcrosserʼs Cut is a cassette symphony in the tradition of Krapp’s Last Tape. Loosely based on the real-life transcript of Nowak’s police interview after her arrest, a character known only as “Lisa” listens to the playback, reenacts her interview with the detective, and attempts to rerecord it all. Through a labyrinth of tape edits and revisions within revisions, the play looks at the “crimes that can’t keep uncommitted”  — those beyond guilt. From jail cell to Space Shuttle, the mystery that emerges is not whether Lisa did it — it’s whether a crime can cease to be a crime, or can just cease to be.

Running time: 90 minutes
Written and directed by Joseph Tepperman
Music by David Dominique
Featuring Shawn Lockie & Tom Colitt
With musicians Leah Harmon, Sammi Lee,
Heather Lockie, and Alexander Noice

PERFORMANCES:
Thursday, June 6 @ 8pm
Saturday, June 8 @ 8pm
Sunday, June 9 @ 4pm
Thursday, June 13 @ 8pm
Saturday, June 15 @ 8pm
Sunday, June 16 @ 4pm

TICKETS:
$18, general admission; $12, students/seniors

PURCHASE TICKETS: sonofsemele.com

LOCATION:
Son of Semele Theater
3301 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004
213-351-3507

Break a leg, to cast and crew!

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WAITING FOR GODOT (Excerpt)

Drama by Samuel Beckett

 VLADIMIR:
You must be happy too, deep down, if you only knew it.
ESTRAGON: 
Happy about what?
VLADIMIR: 
To be back with me again.
ESTRAGON: 
Would you say so?
VLADIMIR:
Say you are, even if it’s not true.
ESTRAGON: 
What am I to say?
VLADIMIR:
Say, I am happy.
ESTRAGON: 
I am happy.
VLADIMIR: 
So am I.
ESTRAGON: 
So am I.
VLADIMIR: 
We are happy.
ESTRAGON: 
We are happy. (Silence.) What do we do now, now that we are happy?
VLADIMIR: 
Wait for Godot.

Photo: Holly Northrop