Workshop 360, in association with the Powerhouse Theater,will open Gum and The Mother of Modern Censorship, two short plays by Karen Hartman on April 15 at the Power house. Directed by L. Zane, Gum is described as “a violent fairy tale.”
According to the producers, “Within the walls of their father’s garden, two sisters share juicy contraband and discover new appetites. Gum explores the need to tame nature in a fictional fundamentalist country, where gum is forbidden and every desire has a price.“
The San Francisco Examiner wrote: “A brief, intense, beguiling, sensual, witty, impassioned, deeply moving and brightly burnished gem.”
The Mother of Modern Censorship, directed by Tasha Ames, is an “office power play.”
In the play, the Chief Music Censor and her loyal assistant screen out smut via boom boxes, headphones, and intricate systems of moral measure.”The plays will be performed Fridays and Saturdays at 8p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. through May 22, at the Powerhouse Theater at 3116 Second Street in Santa Monica. For reservations, phone (310) 578 2228.