LOOK WHAT’S IN STORE FOR 2013!
Jan 18th – Feb 16th – The Cabinet of Dr Caligari adapted by Sophia Bolles
This “silent theatre” adaptation of the 1920 German expressionist film, arguably the first horror movie, follows the disturbing murders in a small German town after a visit by the mysterious Dr. Caligari and his somnambulist Cesare. Filled with shadows, warped scenery, and bizarrely slanted scenes ranging from the annual fair to a madhouse, this staged classic film is haunting, beautiful, moody, and absurd.
Mar 1st – Mar 23rd – Sex Party by Noah Finn
Concerning an online music critic, the test-writing pianist pining for his love, an economist, an amateur distiller and their exchanges regarding – among other things – the quest for soulmates, sex change leftovers and black metal, Sex Party approaches the indulgent pure potential of confessional eroticism to either cultivate the best in them all, or else leave them something worse than gracefully handicapped.
Apr 5th – May 4th – Masquerade by James Venhaus
Set in an independent comic shop and on a drag show runway, Masquerade tells the story of an unlikely group of friends that develops when the worlds of comic book cosplay and drag collide. Masks, alter-egos, and secret desires both hide and reveal the truth about each of them.
May 17th – Jun 15th - Henchmen by Rob Barron and Directed by Michael Burger
It’s 2012 and the biggest superhero/super villain battle of all time is taking place out on the streets. But, inside the warehouse on the corner of 18th and Figueroa, Brian sits alone watching the captured superhero Captain Courage as he is tied unconscious in the corner. Brian is a henchman left behind on guard duty and all he has to do is sit in the warehouse and not let anything bad happen….
Jun 28th – Jul 27th – The Adventures of Captain Cortez and the Tri-Lamda Brigade: the Movie by Scott McDowell
The Overtime’s beloved sci-fi serial gets the big screen treatment – on stage. In a full length stand alone play the Tri-Lambda Brigade must face the galaxy’s greatest evils in order to save the day! Also, they solve the Jack the Ripper murders. Seriously.
Aug 9th – Sep 7th – The Screen Dreams of Buster Keaton by Rachel Joseph
What would you do if Buster Keaton invaded your dreams?
What would he do if you invaded his?
Join us for a surreal journey into the unconscious as Keaton crawls through the screen into Dreaming Girl’s nighttime reveries. Along the way, Sigmund Freud, Samuel Beckett, and “Fatty” Arbuckle wreak havoc in a world made of bathing beauties, faded film memories, strange doppelgangers, and pratfalls galore.
Dream yourself onto the stage and see the World Premiere of The Screen Dreams of Buster Keaton written and directed by Rachel Joseph at the Overtime Theater August 9-September 7 2013.
Sep 20th – Oct 19th – The Haunted House by Plautus, adapted by Tom Jenkins
Adapted from the ancient Roman comedy Mostellaria, a farce about drunken carousing, crafty slaves, and slapstick tricks. When Theuropides returns early from his business trip, the only way to keep him from finding what a dissolute mess his son Philolaches has made of his home is for Tranio, the slave, to convince him the house is haunted.
October 4 – Nov 2 _ Night of the Living Dead
This October, Film Classics Productions and the Overtime Theater are proud to present a thrilling adaptation of one of the most culturally significant, groundbreaking horror films of all time– performed live on stage: George A. Romero’s ‘Night of the Living Dead’. Revolutionizing the genre of cinematic horror, Romero is largely credited for introducing to popular culture the fearsome monstrosity still so prevalent today: the modern Zombie.
In the same vein of independent innovation, Director Bryan Ortiz, (who brought the wildly successful ‘Dr. S Battles the Sex-Crazed Reefer Zombies’ to the Overtime Stage back in 2010) along with producers Robert Jerdee and Suzanne DeMarkova, have collaborated to bring both elements of stage and film savvy to this sensational production.
Performed in the intimate space of the Overtime Theater and set in the confines of an empty farmhouse, this stage adaptation of ‘Night of the Living Dead’ aspires to be a terrifying theatrical experience unlike any other. This production wants its audience to feel the claustrophobic dread of entrapment, to summon the hope of survival, and dares its viewers to experience one agonizing night–a night of the living dead…