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CURSED CHAMPAGNE PRODUCTIONS ORIGINAL COMEDY “THE ELEVATOR” PREMIERES AT HOLLYWOOD FRINGE WITH PERFORMANCES JUNE 10TH, 14TH, AND 17TH
Devised Comedy Takes Office Life from Mundane to Borderline Insane
LOS ANGELES, MAY 10, 2018 – Cursed Champagne Productions is thrilled to announce the world premiere of its new devised office comedy “The Elevator” in conjunction with the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Performances will take place at Studio C (6448 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038) on Sunday, June 10th at 9pm; Thursday, June 14th at 7pm; and Sunday, June 17th at 9pm.
“The Elevator” follows Ruth Jameson, a beleaguered customer service employee, who boards an elevator that unexpectedly skyrockets up beyond her office to an enchanted land unknown. Ruth encounters mythical creatures, dastardly villains, and helping hands on her quest to discover whether she’s built for the daily grind or something more. The story blends elements of fantasy and reality to explore themes of fulfillment, purpose, and the nature of the American workforce.
This show was created especially for the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival through Cursed Champagne’s unique improv to script process, invented in Chicago and re-imagined for the LA theatre community. The mission of Cursed Champagne Productions is to create fresh, original live theatre and video experiences for Los Angeles and beyond. Through its collaborative process, rooted in Chicago style long form improvisation, the company seeks to bring honesty and gravitas to comedy from development to staging.
“The Elevator” was conceived by director Julie Pearson (Co-Founder, Board Member). The show was written and produced by Maggie Gottlieb (Co-Founder, Board Member) and Elizabeth Williams (Co-Founder, Board Member) with story elements improvised by a cast of eight actors: Emily Bell, Sean Cooley, Acquah Dansoh, Daisy Donohue, Josiah Jenkins, Nick Johnson (Co-Founder, Board Member), Brigid Kelley, and Paul Meyd (Co-Founder, Board Member).
Tickets are $12.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door. For further information, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/5178.
CONTACT: MAGGIE GOTTLIEB