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IAMA reads first 6 ‘Deadly Plays’ by Leslye Headland, announces premiere of 7th in May


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IAMA celebrates 10 years with readings of first six ‘Deadly Plays’ by Leslye Headland

Seventh play to get world premiere production in May

The Seven Deadly Plays
 — IAMA continues its 10th anniversary celebration with readings of six plays, all produced and premiered by IAMA over the past decade, from Leslye Headland’s viciously funny seven-play cycle exploring ancient sins in the context of contemporary culture:Cinephilia (“lust”), directed by Eli Gonda, in which two cinephiles cling to their obsessions with film and sex as a way to validate their relationship; Bachelorette (“gluttony”), directed by James Eckhouse, a wicked black comedy about female friendship and growing up in an age of excess that was adapted into the 2012 film starring Kirsten Dunst and Rebel Wilson; Surfer Girl (“sloth”), directed by Christine Woods, one woman’s haunting recount of her transient voyager lifestyle, from one idolized couch to the next; Assistance (“greed”),directed by Blake Silver, a biting, high-octane satire about our attraction to power and what we’re willing to sacrifice to stay in its orbit; Reverb (“wrath”), directed by Keliher Walsh, in which history threatens to repeat itself as troubled lovers purge mutual pain by inflicting it on each other; and The Accidental Blonde (“envy”), directed by Diana Wyenn, a disturbingly humorous look at jealousy, work and success in the cyber-stalking generation. Watch for the world premiere of the seventh and final play in the cycle, Cult of Love (“pride”), in a full production this May.

• Written by Leslye Headland
• Presented by IAMA Theatre Company

March 10–March 25
• SaturdayMarch 10 at 8 p.m.Cinephilia (“lust”),
• SundayMarch 11 at 7 p.m.Bachelorette (“gluttony”)
• SaturdayMarch 17 at 8 p.m.Surfer Girl (“sloth”)
• SundayMarch 18 at 7 p.m.Assistance (“greed”)
• SaturdayMarch 24 at 8 p.m.: Reverb (“wrath”)
• SundayMarch 25 at 7 p.m.The Accidental Blonde (“envy”)
Coming up May 24June 24 (previews begin May 18): the world premiere production of Cult of Love (“pride”)

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Los Angeles, CA 90039

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