Six-week short play festival celebrates the Westside and SoCal experience.
Wave Fest: Go WestThe Church in Ocean Park (235 Hill Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405) Map it $20
Santa Monica Repertory Theater, the critically acclaimed Westside theater company, launches a new theater festival, WAVEFEST, September 7–October 13 at the Church in Ocean Park.
WAVEFEST will be comprised of three “waves” of short plays over six weekends. Centered on the theme “Go West,” the plays will explore many stories of the Westside and Southern California through the lens of history, neighborhood, cultural group, class status, age, myths, and the entertainment industry.
Plays will include pieces by contemporary Los Angeles and Santa Monica playwrights along with staged snippets of fiction and poetry by well-known writers with deep local connections, including Bertolt Brecht and Raymond Chandler. The plays will be interspersed with other live entertainment including music, poetry and dance.
WAVEFEST performances are at 7:00 pm on the following dates:
Wave 1: Saturdays and Sundays 9/7 & 8 and 9/14 &15.
Wave 2: Saturday and Sunday 9/21 & 22 and 9/28 & 29.
Wave 3: Friday and Sunday 10/4 & 6; Saturday and Sunday 10/12 & 13.