Offers Inside Look at the Art
By Lookout Staff
September 12 -- Deception,
politics and ambition surround the
commission of a painting by a well-known
Los Angeles artist in CANVAS, a new
play by G. Bruce Smith that premiers
Thursday at Electric Lodge in Venice.
The play offers an inside look at
how bureaucracy stifles creativity
in both a painter suffering artists’
block and a bureaucrat bursting to
create, but lacking an outlet.
Using flashbacks and fast forwards, the play
builds suspense, with the image on the covered
canvass assuming the all the mystery of a who-done-it.
In the end, the secrets that shroud the canvas
threaten to shatter lives.
Directed by Laura Black, CANVAS stars
Lily Sauvage, Peter James Smith and
Annmarie Hehir. The featured painting
is by Jeff Robinson and the lighting
design by Tiffany Williams.
The play contains adult situations, adult language
A presentation of Playwights 6, CANVAS
will have four performances only --
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday
at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $20, and $7 for students with an
ID. For groups of 10 or more, the group rate is
$10 each. All tickets must be purchased with cash
Wine and refreshments will be available in the
theater's lobby before and after the show.
For reservations and more information
call 323.860.6625 or visit www.playwrights6.com.
Electric Lodge is located at 1416 Electric Avenue
(between California and Milwood)
in Venice. There is free parking on-site.