The Coast Playhouse
Written and Directed by Michael Leoni
Devon Werkheiser, William Stanford Davis, Deborah Vancelette, David Abed, Karsen Rigby, Erica Katzin, Kristina St. Peter.
Scenic, Lighting Design: David Goldstein
Original Music, Sound Design: Mario Marchetti
First Performance March 23, 2017
Opening March 25, 2017
Final Performance April 30, extended through June 25, 2017
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When seven strangers – a CEO Woman, Business Man, Office Temp, Hot Girl, Musician, Maintenance Man and Goth Girl – get stuck in an elevator, it’s only a matter of time before the truth comes out. When forced together, given nothing but four walls and each other, these archetypes prove to be anything but ‘typical.’ Their preconceived notions, stereotypes and judgments are challenged at every turn, as one by one, they shed their masks and reveal their truths. Laced with musical sequences and cinematic style, ‘Elevator’ is a comedic and emotional ride into the human psyche and asks the fundamental question: who are you behind closed doors?
“’Elevator’ is ultimately about connecting audiences, connecting each other’s differences—something much needed in today’s state of the world,” said writer and director Leoni. “We were overwhelmed by the response we received when we premiered the play in 2010, and are thrilled to be bringing it back to inspire Los Angeles.”