…meantime at HoJo's

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WHAT: “…meantime at HoJo’s” World Premiere workshop presentation of a new play.

WHO: Written & Directed by Christian Levatino, Produced by Leon Shanglebee & Darrett Sanders, Co-Produced by Daniel Coronel, Associate Produced by Andy Hirsch Presented by Gangbusters Theatre Company.
WHERE: The Flight Theatre, 6472 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038.
WHEN: Thursday 6/7, 9pm; Sunday 6/10, 7.30pm; Thursday 6/14, 9pm; Saturday 6/16, 7.30pm; Friday 6/22, 10pm.
ADMISSION: $20. Purchase a Fringe button for discounts. ($5 off with password LICK MY DICK)

  • * * * * *
    Friday Night, June 16th, 1972, Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy have business to tend.
    Tonight’s mission: Oversee a group of five men sent to repair listening devices they installed five weeks earlier in the Democratic National Committee’s Headquarters at the Watergate Complex in Washington D.C.

What the fuck could possibly go wrong?

At 2015’s Hollywood Fringe Festival, Gangbusters mounted a workshop of Levatino’s second play King Dick. King Dick received ‘Best of Fringe’ as well as two Ezra Buzzington Spirit of the Fringe Award nominations for Best Playwright and Best Actor. It was also nominated for an Orgasmo Award for Most Orgasmic Playwright. King Dick would go on to be accepted into the prestigious Great Plains Theatre Conference where sixteen plays are selected out of one thousand submissions.

At 2013’s Hollywood Fringe Festival, Levatino’s first play Sunny Afternoon also received ‘Best of Fringe’ as well as nominations for Playwriting and Ensemble. Now the company is back with a new original, …meantime at HoJo’s – sequence three in Levatino’s BLACK BAG PENTALOGY – at The Flight Theatre.
The Gangbusters Theatre Company is dedicated to “staging the imaginative truth with speed & violence,” and …meatime at HoJo’s is no exception.

For more on the company and their work ~ gangbusterstheatre.com

Christian Levatino (Playwright) is founder and artistic director of Gangbusters Theatre Company. He has directed and/or appeared in twenty-eight Gangbusters productions in Los Angeles and New York over the course of the company’s sixteen-year history. Favorite Gangbusters projects include: KING DICK (Named “Best of Hollywood Fringe”, Nominated for Ezra Buzzington Spirit of the Fringe Awards for “Best Playwright” and “Best Actor”, also nominated for an “Orgasmo Award for Most Orgasmic Playwright”) SUNNY AFTERNOON (Named “Best of Hollywood Fringe,” nominated for an “Orgasmo Award for Most Orgasmic Playwright” and a “FRINGE FREAK Award for Best Ensemble”; Named “Best of Los Angeles Theatre,” Bitter Lemons; Named Best Lead Performance, Best Lighting Designer, Best Scenic Designer, Sound Designer of the Year by Stage Scene LA), ONE FLEW OVER THE CUKOO’S NEST, STREAMERS (NAACP Award-Nominated Best Director), BALM IN GILEAD (LA Weekly Award-Nominated Best Supporting Actor & Revival-Production), TALK RADIO (LA Weekly Award-Nominated Best One-Act Ensemble), TRACERS (Ovation Award-Nominated Best Ensemble, Backstage Garland Award-Nominated Best Ensemble/Best Director). …meantime at HoJo’s is Levatino’s fourth play, following 2015’s KING DICK and 2013’s SUNNY AFTERNOON and a stage adaptation of George Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. He is a graduate of University of Connecticut.

Leon Shanglebee (Producer) is psyched to be working with the Gangbusters on his twenty-sixth production. Some of his past favorites with them include: KING DICK, DRINKING IN AMERICA, STREAMERS, BALM IN GILEAD, TALK RADIO, TRACERS and Orson Welles’ adaptation of JULIUS CAESAR. His work in Los Angeles theatre has been nominated for the NAACP, LA Weekly, Ovation, Backstage Garland, Fringe FREAK Awards, StageScene LA and TicketHolder Awards.

The cast includes (in alphabetical order) Patrick Flanagan, Michael Franco, Andy Hirsch, Hector Hugo, Gregory Littman, Leo Oliva, Darrett Sanders, and LQ Victor.
Sound Design: Co-Producer: Daniel Coronel. Associate Producer: Darrett Sanders and Andy Hirsch. Art: Darrett Sanders.

Press/media contact: Mandrake Stevens – [email protected]

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