Between Us

A powerful dramedy by Joe Hortua, begins May 6

Published on LatinoLA: May 3, 2005

Between Us

BETWEEN US is a powerful dramedy by Joe Hortua - an edgy, hot, provocative, playwright
who is taking the theatre world by storm. New York Magazine has compared him to
Harold Pinter and David Mamet. Pulitzer Prize winning author, Tony Kushner, chose
Joe Hortua as one of his Top 10 favorite young playwrights in the New York Times article, "Hurricane Kushner Hits the Heartland."

BETWEEN US explores best friends, aspiring dreams and the explosive price we pay for the choices we make.

"A brilliant, piquant, fascinating play from a sharp new talent. It's full of sharp turns and surprises - and may knock the wind out of you."- The Journal News

Mr. Hortua recently returned from London where his most recent play WORLD THROWN TIZZY was performed in Kevin Spacey's Old Vic Theatre at their New Voices Festival. This play was originally commissioned by the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Another play of his, Burning, has just been optioned by actress Kyra Sedgewick for an upcoming New York City premiere.

Producing company, La Comuna is a bilingual, fearless, breath of fresh air in the Latino Theatre Community. They are committed to performing enticing international and local works in the Los Angeles Area and have caught the attention and support from well-know industry personalities and mainstream media publications.

The other co-founder of LA Comuna, Alejandro Furth has directed their last two productions, "Sex, Shame and Tears" and "Cutting Open Wings". He is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab - West, The Lab Theatre (formerly Circle Rep Lab), and the renowned LAByrinth theatre Company, in NYC.

The cast features Lisa Welti, who mesmerized audiences and critics alike in the critically acclaimed semi-romantic tragic-farce, "Anatol Vs." BETWEEN US also stars Andrew Hamrick, Ruben Gonzales and Onahoua Rodriguez.

BETWEEN US opens Friday, May 6th and runs through Saturday, June 4th. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday s at 8:00pm and Sundays at 7:00pm. The MET Theatre is located at 1089 Oxford Avenue, Hollywood, CA. (1st floor). General admission is $12, special discount 2 for $20. Play 7 passes accepted.

For Reservations please call: (323) 957-1152

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