FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
U.S. premiere of THE SUITCASE — Extended through Aug. 25. In this darkly surrealistic yet surprisingly humorous drama set somewhere between dreams and reality, one of Poland's foremost contemporary playwrights takes us deep into the hearts of a father and son and asks us to consider what we are responsible for in the wake of enormous national tragedy. Inspired by the true story of Michel Leleu, the son of a French Jew murdered at Auschwitz who recognized his father’s suitcase at an exhibition on the Shoah.
“INCREDIBLY MOVING . . . comical and heart-wrenching . . . exceedingly well done.” — Broadwayworld
“A HEARTBREAKING, disturbing probe into atrocity and accountability . . . a fresh and stimulating new way of treating the past.” — People’s World
“RECOMMENDED . . . STAGE RAW TOP 10” — Stage Raw
“WICKED WIT, RENDING TRAGEDY . . . brilliantly written, delicately performed.” — Theatre Ghost
“BLATANTLY THEATRICAL . . . a most unusual, interesting play” — Theatre Notes
Written by Małgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk
Translated from the Polish by Artur Zapałowski
Directed by Sam Hunter
Starring Vincent Castellanos, Alexandra Freeman, Claire Kaplan, Eric Keitel, Jeff Alan-Lee, Sigute Miller
Presented by The Echo Theater Company in association with The West
Extended through Aug, 25. Remaining performances: Wednesdays at 8pm: Aug. 17, 24 Thursdays at 8pm: Aug. 18, 25
Atwater Village Theater 3269 Casitas Ave Los Angeles, CA 90039
Call 310-307-3753 or go to www.echotheatercompany.com
FREE in the Atwater Xing lot one block south of the theater.
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The Echo Theater Company has presented 60 Los Angeles Premiere Productions, 48 of them World Premieres and of those, 28 were commissioned. The Echo founded and produced The Ojai Playwrights Conference where new works by Christopher Durang, David Ives, Adam Rapp, David Lindsay-Abaire, and Jessica Goldberg, among many others, were workshopped. The Echo also created and maintains ActOut: an educational outreach program dedicated to helping at-risk youth. The Echo supports playwrights and new works for the theater by creating an environment that empowers the playwright to their own progress while bringing fresh and engaging theatrical events to Los Angeles.
The West makes not only sketch comedy, but live plays, web series, short and feature length films, immersive events, campfires, haunted houses, lecture series, book readings, and anything else that requires at least one person to perform for at least one other person. They seek contemporary analogues for ancient campfire rituals and tap into the power that performance has over individuals and communities. Their show LADY INTO FOX was named one of the 10 Best Shows of 2015 by Time Out Los Angeles. The American premiere of THE SUITCASE is currently running at The Echo Theater Company in Atwater Village and was named a Top 10 Recommended Pick by Stage Raw.