Playwrights Arena in Los Angeles is a unique hot bed of creativity supporting the development and presentation of daring, original works written by Los Angeles-based writers. Tomorrow evening begins the run of Oliver Mayer’s Laws Of Sympathy.
Laws Of Sympathy deals with our newest American immigrants — Somali Bantu — on the moment of their immersion into our culture. Two women arrive in the outskirts of Atlanta without knowledge of gas stoves, refrigerators, toilets or the difference between flour and borax — but with heightened powers of observation. When the refugee resettlement worker assigned to their acculturation falls in love, the immigrants begin to see the differences between American truth and propaganda. Every step in love and life can either lead them to connection or loss, and there are no second chances.
Laws Of Sympathy is a play that looks at this country with eyes wide open from the POV of its newest refugees.
You can check out the play tomorrow night in a preview evening for $5 at 8 pm. The production opens Saturday evening at 8 pm ($25) and runs through March 29th ($20 for all other performances) at Studio/Stage located at 520 North Western Ave. (between Melrose and Beverly). Remember to allow time for street parking. To reserve seats call 213-627-4473.