Short play to premiere at exhibit opening

"Off Kilter," a short play by Downey resident and playwright Alistair Hunter, premieres Jan. 10 at South Gate Museum and Art Galleries.

"Off Kilter," a short play by Downey resident and playwright Alistair Hunter, premieres Jan. 10 at South Gate Museum and Art Galleries.

SOUTH GATE – The Other Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a specially commissioned new “work in progress” 15-minute play, “Off Kilter”, by Barry Slater. Produced and directed by Downey resident Alistair Hunter, it features actors Daniel Houston-Davila and Claudia Duran.

Hunter recently produced and directed “Brecht On Brecht,” selected as “among the best theatre in Los Angeles 2013 in the area of Drama and Ensemble.” He was associate director of Downey Art Coalition’s “Defying Gravity,” artistic director of the award-winning Scorpio Rising Theatre in Hollywood circa 1969-1980s, and director of numerous staged readings at the Stay Gallery and other venues around Downey.

“Off Kilter” also features an art sculpture specifically designed for the play by Roy Anthony Shabla.

Set in an opening exhibit of the Downey Museum of Art, the play takes place at the actual DMOA exhibit at the South Gate Museum and Art Galleries. A man and a woman argue over what is art, as audience members witness exploitation, manipulation, sexism, deception, the struggle for power, empowerment, the artist’s intent, and the switching of roles.

The play was commissioned to take place in an art gallery opening reception.

“A unique theatrical experience,” said Hunter.

The performance takes place Saturday, Jan. 10, at 3 p.m. Admission to the exhibit and play are free.

 

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Published: Jan. 1, 2015 - Volume 13 - Issue 38