West Coast Premiere
Written by Gina Gionfriddo
Directed by Darin Anthony

October 25 - November 22, 2008
(Previews October 18 - 24)

The first show in the Furious season is the West Coast premiere of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winning play, which recently finished an Off-Broadway run. This hilarious and witty, jet-black comedy follows Angela and Allison, two young women in Manhattan seeking love and happiness, but they'll settle for rent money. Along the way, they volunteer for a community advocacy group called SAFE (Stay Away From Ed) named for an elusive serial attacker terrorizing the city. (There's a hefty reward for his capture...) Their new circle of ?friends? includes their ruthless, socially stunted roommate; the celebrated author of a fictional memoir; a lonely man who feels kinship with crime victims; and a mousy "Ed survivor? reveling in her fifteen minutes of dubious fame. Everybody is looking for salvation in the arms of another in a group where no one has very much to give. And who is this "Ed" anyway? No one's ever seen his face, and everyone around them is beginning to act eerily "Ed-like"... Join Furious behind the velvet rope for Gionfriddo?s sharp, sassy and biting satire on the modern quest for fame and fortune.

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Los Angeles Premiere
Written by Anthony Neilson
Directed by Robert Pescovitz

November 29 - December 20, 2008
(Previews November 28)

Be Furious for the holidays with their first ever holiday show. In the Los Angeles premiere of this ?adults only? Christmas comedy, Gary discovers a real-life elf during his night shift at the warehouse on Christmas Eve and calls his friend Simon (who is still in the closet and living with his mother) to come over and see what he?s captured. A hooker with a (somewhat) heart of gold named Cherry also shows up expecting to collect the coveted toy of the season which Gary has promised her in exchange for sexual favors. Together, the three try to sort out if the elf is real or not and what exactly is the true meaning of Christmas.

Los Angeles Premiere
Written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
Directed by Dámaso Rodriguez

January 24 - February 21, 2009
(Previews January 21-23)

The Los Angeles premiere of the 2006 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award-winner finds Pam and Richard hosting their best friends, Wendy and Tom, for an annual dinner get-together. An animal sacrifice kicks off the evening, followed by a little more sex, violence, deception, wrestling, and dancing than at previous parties. A darkly comic evening where the line between civilized and primal man is blurred, and where not everyone will survive long enough to enjoy the brownies for dessert.

Los Angeles Premiere
Written by Bruce Norris
Directed by Dámaso Rodriguez
A Co-Production with The Theatre @ Boston Court

July 25 - August 23, 2009
(Previews July 16-24)

A young daughter in serious need of attention. A ravenous creature possibly prowling the upstairs bedrooms. An average Thanksgiving for one privileged family unravels into an exposé of disastrous choices and less-than-altruistic motives. The Pain and the Itch is a scathing comedy about the politics of class and race, a controversial, painfully human examination of denial and its consequences.

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