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Befok – Press Release


REVISED October 11, 2023

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HilariousBefok (or the Desperate Attempt to Impress
)’ set for 3-week run at the Odyssey

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the recent Hollywood Fringe Festival hit comedy, BEFOK (or the Desperate Attempt to Impress Iñárritu). Academy Award-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s movies mean a lot to both writer/performer Asta Leigh, and to her new force-of-nature character, South African-born Lola Luvv. Lola swore she’d be a world-renowned actress by the age of 40, but that’s in seven days and she’s no closer to her goal than when she moved to Hollywood. She still walks dogs and cleans up their monster shits. After catching a glimpse of Iñárritu at the Alta Dena WholeFoods, Lola’s convinced it’s a sign she’s destined to play the lead in his new TV show The One Percent. What follows is a manic ride of determination, desperation, ketamine and chickens, where the only thing at stake… is her life. The show is truly “befok,” an Afrikaans word that can mean a number of things: crazy, awesome, angry, cool, or simply “not right in the head.” For anyone who’s pursued a career in Hollywood, it’s a word with which they can identify — and it certainly applies to Lola.

• Written and Performed by Asta Leigh
• Directed and Storycrafted by Matt Ritchey
• Produced by Beth Hogan
• Presented by the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Ron Sossi Artistic Director

Preview: Oct. 20
Performances: Oct. 21 – Nov. 5
Thursdays at 8 p.m.: Oct. 26, Nov. 2

Fridays at 8 p.m.: Oct. 20 (preview), Oct. 27, Nov. 3
Saturdays at 8 p.m.: Oct. 21 (opening night), Oct. 28, Nov. 4
Sundays at 4 p.m.: Oct. 22, Oct. 29, Nov. 5

Odyssey Theatre

2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90025


(310) 477-2055 ext. 2

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