FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* October 9, 2012
Press/media contact: Philip Sokoloff, (626) 683-9205
IS THE END NEAR? HAVE SOME LAUGHS. SEE “APOCALYPSE, NOT NOW!” AT THE ICE HOUSE ON OCTOBER 18
WHAT: “Apocalypse, Not Now!” A new comedy.
WHO: Written and performed by Clara York. Directed by Jane Morris.
by Shannon Presby for Colored Lights Productions.
WHERE: The Ice house, 24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106.
WHEN: Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 8 p.m. Complimentary wine and
reception at 7 p.m.
ADMISSION: $5 in advance, $10 at the door.
RESERVATIONS: (323) 222-5700 .
CONSUMER ADVISORY: Suggested for audiences age 18 and up.
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Following its sold-out engagements at the Hollywood Fringe Festival , at fanaticSalon in Culver City, and at McGroarty Arts Center in Tujunga, this hit comedy returns for one night only in Pasadena.
“Apocalypse, Not Now!” is subtitled “A Modern Noir Meltdown, Tujunga Style,” and that’s an indication of the tone and heightened language style of the show. It’s the fictional story of Carla, a true survivor, and a determined one at that. She has a home (okay, a shack) in Tujunga, and it’s her little piece of California paradise. She cocoons there for her own safety after 9/11. Heat and drought hit Southern California several years later, followed by the Station Fire, which forces her out of her house. She gets to meet her neighbors, some of whom are as eccentric as she is. Meeting other people puts her in touch with certain other of the biological imperatives that she’s been neglecting.
Of course, the Station Fire was ultimately followed by torrential downpours, floods, and avalanches of mud. Can this defeat Carla? Nah. Apocalypse, not now, damn it. Besides, you can find nifty stuff for your home flowing toward you with the flood tide.
As was stated earlier, Carla is made of tough stuff. Nothing more can happen to her. Then again, Tujunga is situated along the San Andreas fault…. Clara York is playwright-performer. She insists this story is entirely fictional and NOT autobiographical. She’s performed theatre in Chicago and Los Angeles, including roles in “A Different Moon,” “North of Providence,” “Rusty and Rico,” and her own award-winning play “The Stain.”
She’s appeared in a web series, “Bollywood to Hollywood”; an indie film, “Man With a Red Moustache”; lots and lots of episodic television; improv with the group Over The Edge; and comedy and songs at venues including Bang, Space Gallery, Celebration Theater, fanaticSalon, IO West, and Comedy Central at the Hudson. She has been happily married 24 years and has one daughter.
Jane Morris directs. Founder of Second City ETC stage in Chicago, her recent directing credits include “Must Be Nice,” “Ex-Pat Paddy,” and “Killing It.” She is owner and managing director of fanaticSalon in Culver City.
Laugh in the face of danger. Apocalypse? Not now, thanks.