Thursday March 23, 2017
“OVATION – Recommended”
IT’S TIME is the compelling sequel to Paul Linke’s celebrated Time Flies When You’re Alive, filmed as an HBO Showcase (Ace Award nominee), which brings the original piece full circle. Created by award winning writer/performer Paul Linke, who is returning to PRT, having performed his superb “Time Trilogy” there in 1998. His remarkable new show is about our most precious commodity: Time. A funny, heartwarming and profound evening, devoted to his time spent as a widower and his transformative meeting with his second wife, Christine.
“A wise perceptive and astonishing show…when it is this good, theater is what I always thought it should be: the highest of arts” – Sylvie Drake; Theatre Critic
“TOP TEN” – Stage Raw
Paul Linke (Playwright/Performer) earned a Drama Desk and Outer Critic’s Circle Award nomination for Save It For The Stage – The Life of Reilly starring comic legend Charles Nelson Reilly at the Irish Rep, in NYC. He co-founded the Garden Theatre Festival (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award) and was a member of the Company Theatre. Paul was the original artistic director/founder of the Powerhouse Theatre in Santa Monica where he created his celebrated play Time Flies When You’re Alive, later filmed as an HBO Showcase special and nominated for a Cable Ace Award. He continued his autobiographical solo work with Life After Time, which premiered at the Pasadena Playhouse. Charles Nelson Reilly directed the third installment of Paul’s “Time Trilogy” Father Time, at the Pacific Resident Theatre. Directing credits include Nobody Don’t Like Yogi starring Ben Gazzara Off-Broadway at the Lamb’s Theatre and …But First, Sammy Shore for which he won the ADA for Best Direction of an Original Play. He has developed and staged numerous solo plays including Caterpillar Soup, Save It For The Stage, Capture Now, The Law of Return (with Shelly Berman), and Wilde and Wonderful (Two Ovation Award Nominations). He is recognized for his role as Artie Grossman on the NBC-TV series CHiPs as well as for his film credits, which include Motel Hell, his co-starring role inParenthood, and K-PAX.
Director Edward Edwards has worked on Broadway in Mike Nichols production of Streamers and in the title role in The Nerd. He directed RGT’s productions of The Collector, All My Sons, and High Rollers, adding directing awards to his long career in theatre for All My Sons, The Dream of the Burning Boy, and Tender Napalm. Other credits include Another Part of the Forest atThe Ahmanson, Porgy and Bess at LA Opera, Baby With The Bathwater at The Coronet Theatre and The Hasty Heart for which he won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor. Currently, Edward is an Associate Artist with Global Arts Corps.
“This is a story that I have needed to tell for a long time. I respect the importance of expressing gratitude to those who help us become the people that we are today” – Paul Linke;Writer/Performer
Pacific Resident Theatre celebrates more than 30 years as one of the most award winning theatre companies in Los Angeles. Recognized nationally as one of the top regional theaters on the West Coast, the company presents works of the highest quality, in order to entertain, inform and educate our multicultural community. In addition to the company’s commitment to rediscover the rarely performed classics, they are focused on fostering and developing new works through the collaboration of an artistic ensemble influenced by societal relevance, past, present and future. Pacific Resident Theatre promotes the theatre arts by providing opportunities for artists and craftsmen to develop and enrich their skills.
IT’S TIME opens at 8pm on Saturday, March 11th and runs Thursdays – Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm through April 16, 2017. Pacific Resident Theatre is located at 705-1/2 Venice Blvd. in Venice, CA 90210. Tickets are $25 – $30 and can be purchased in advance by calling (310) 822-8392 or http://www.pacificresidenttheatre.com Free street parking or lot behind the theater.