“The Scorpion and the Frog: a time-killer” is a comic interpretation of the oft-told story/fable/allegory/whatchamawhoositz about a frog who agrees to take a scorpion across a river.
Will the two make it to the other side of said river? Will they learn anything? Will they grow as intelligent species? Will these questions entice you to actually leave your homes and see this play?”
New American Theatre
1312 N. Wilton Place
Thursday June 13 2019, 7:30 PM
Saturday June 22 2019, 10:30 PM
Sunday June 23 2019, 6:00 PM
Thursday June 27 2019, 7:15 PM
Friday June 28 2019, 7:15 PM
Saturday June 29 2019, 2:00 PM
SPENCER GREEN (playwright) reminds you that the use of flash photography or any sound recording devices is strictly prohibited during this biography. He has written for such TV shows as Mad TV, The Fairly Oddparents, and Denis Leary’s Merry F#%$in’ Christmas. He was also a contributing editor to Leonard Maltin’s annual Movie Guide for almost 20 years, and was also co-editor of Maltin’s Movie Encyclopedia and managing editor of all three editions of Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide. Green co-wrote the musicals BUKOWSICAL (Outstanding Musical, 2007 New York International Fringe Festival) and BUMPERSTICKER: THE MUSICAL, which premiered at the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival and was named one of the Top Ten 2016 L.A. Theatre Productions by The Huffington Post. Green performs at the Los Angeles comedic writers’ salon Sit ‘n Spin, blogged for The Huffington Post for almost a decade, and created the parody Web site The Parallel Universe Film Guide. His plays have been produced by St. Louis’ Theatre Lab, Chicago’s Hobo Junction, and Los Angeles’ Sci-Fest LA. For a transcript of this biography, please send $9.95 to BIOS, Box 3500, Titusville, FL 32985. Include $39.95 for postage and handling.
THOMAS BIGLEY (Person 1) Thomas is the Associate Artistic Director of the Porters of Hellsgate Theatre Company, and was delighted to champion The Porters’ productions of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead and Hamlet in repertoire by directing Hamlet, playing Rosencrantz. Other directing credits include Henry VI Trilogy (Valley Theatre Award, Best Director 2016), King John, Othello, Oedipus the Tyrant,The Merchant of Venice, Measure for Measure, and King Lear. He has been seen in many roles with the Porters, including the title role in Richard II, Timon in Timon of Athens, Hank in Gus Krieger’s world premiere play Breaking Bard, and Ulysses in Troilus & Cressida. Regionally, he’s worked with Sierra Rep, Phoenix Theatre, Childsplay Inc, and many others. He’s happy to be working with The 6th Act once again, having previously played Sir Toby Belch in Barfly Shakespeare.
ALEX PARKER (Frog/Scorpion): Previously with The 6th Act: Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Barfly Shakespeare). With The Porters of Hellsgate: Charles VII/Clifford/King Lewis (Henry VI Trilogy), Cassio (Othello), The Dauphin (Henry V), Edmund (King Lear), Troilus (Troilus & Cressida), Antonio (The Merchant of Venice), Tarleton (Deity Clutch), Chorus (Oedipus the Tyrant), Antipholus of Ephesus (The Comedy of Errors), and Laertes (Hamlet). Other Los Angeles stage credits include: Burt/Y. Anton (The Paris Letter, WINNER: Best Supporting Actor, StageSceneLA) and Mark Livingstone (The Poor of New York) at The Group Rep; Lodovico (Othello) at The Actor’s Playpen. Regionally: Malcolm (Macbeth) with WyoShakes; Claudio (Much Ado About Nothing) with Idaho PLAA; a glorified version of himself (The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged) with The wts Theatre Co. of Wyoming. Parker produced Collected Stories for The Group Rep in the fall 2012, starring Liza Seneca, and directed The Tempest for The Porters in the spring of 2018, which won an Ovation Award for Best Supporting Actress (Christine Sage as Ariel), as well as garnered Valley Theatre Award nominations for Best Director, Best Play of the Year, and Best Actress (again, Ms. Sage). He is currently directing Double Falsehood for The Porters, which plays through August 11, 2019. Special thanks to The 6th Act, and all my love to my wife, Katie, and our children, Taco, Truck, and Beans.
Please visit ActorAlexParker.com for more information.
PENNY PEYSER (Person 2) is an actress/writer/documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles. If you’re old enough (heh) you may have seen her in Rich Man, Poor Man, All the President’s Men, The Tony Randall Show, The Frisco Kid, Knots Landing - you’re invited to IMDB.com to see the rest. And if you saw her in the original production of Lanford Wilson’s The Hot l Baltimore in NY she has a prize for you. Her documentaries – Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon and Stillpoint are available on Amazon.com and her obsession with iambic pentameter can be viewed at YouTube.com/SonnetsfromSuburbia. She is a 2018 winner of the Maria Faust Sonnet Contest and her work has been published in Defenestration, Blood & Bourbon, Lunaris Review, Page & Spine, Chantwood Magazine and White Ash Literary Magazine among others.
Please follow her @SonnetsSuburbia.
Christine Sage (Scorpion/Frog) loves LA theatre! She recently won an Ovation Award for Best Featured Actress for her performance as Ariel in The Tempest. She is a company member with The Porters of Hellsgate and Sacred Fools Theater. Regional theater includes Ensemble Theater Santa Barbara, Sierra Repertory, San Jose Rep, Magic Theatre SF, and Santa Cruz Shakespeare. TV/Film: Supreme Justice, Jiji, SnoopPI the Case of the Christ Cake, and Glass Animal’s “Pools” music video.
More aerial and theater @sage_ism.