Friday, October 19th, Saturday October 20th, Sunday October 21st, and Monday, October 22nd performances CANCELLED

LA Times Critic’s Choice, STUNNING… sharp-eyed dramatic intelligence… bitingly funny… a potent Echo Theater Company production” — Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times

“RECOMMENDED… STAGE RAW TOP TEN… smartly-etched characters, caustic dialogue and a single startling surprise.” — Deborah Klugman,Stage Raw

FUNNY AND CLEVERBUT THERE’S SOMETHING ELSE… Mr. Jacob-Jenkins is trying to make us examine something deeper than the sensational. He’s asking us, like any great playwright, to consider how we treat one another and what we value as a culture.” — Anthony Byrnes, KCRW 89.9 FM

RIVETING… As Echo’s work creates more and more echoes in the LA theater, its artistic director Chris Fields stages “Gloria” flawlessly.” — Don Shirley,LA Observed

DEFIES ALL EXPECTATIONS… — what begins as a biting workplace comedy becomes a frightening examination of morality and mortality executed with stunning precision.” – Sasha Urban, Daily Trojan

NEVER-ENDING WIT AND BITING CULTURAL COMMENTARY… gifts the cast with such cleverly crafted, multifaceted monologues, arias if you will, effectively orchestrated by Fields” — Aja Houston, USC Annenberg Media

“[A] KNOCKOUT… unsettling, shocking and funny… thought-provoking, gut-churning, blood-pounding theater” — Tony Frankel. Stage and Cinema

EVERY BIT AS VICIOUS AS IT IS HILARIOUS… a remarkable ensemble… yet another pitch-perfect production from the Echo Theater Company.” — Michael Van Duzer, Showmag

DEEP, NUANCED, EMOTIONAL… jacobs-Jenkins’s writing is quite subtle and smart” — Erin Conley, On Stage and Screen

“WOW!…Chris Field directs Gloria’s West Coast Premiere with precision, power, and lickety-split pacing, and the performances he elicits are some of the very best in town… Echo Theater Company at its most excitingly cutting-edge.” — Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA

UNFORGETTABLE… the energy’s crackling electric… razor-sharp disses and truthful observations” — Gil Kaan,Broadway World 

… [a] biting, courageous contemplation of the ways we have conditioned ourselves to be fame-seekers… [To miss it] would be a regrettable loss ”” — Eric Gordon, People’s World

Bitingly funny and fierce, this play follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn thirty. But when an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story becomes higher than ever. A trenchant commentary on the way personal tragedy can serve as grist for the ever- ravenous media machine, Gloria makes us laugh at the very things we should be frightened of.

Features disturbing adult content and strong violence; may not be suitable for audiences under the age of 17.

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• Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
• Directed by Chris Fields
• Starring Alana DietzeJessica Goldapple, Nicole DuPort, Devere RogersJenny SooSteven StrobelMichael Sturgis

Produced by Kevin Johnson and Rachael Zambias
Associate Producers: Nick Abrell and Lindsay Graves Fisher
Set Design: Amanda Knehans
Costume Design: Dianne K. Graebner
Lighting Design: Azra King-Abadi
Sound Design: Christopher Moscatiello
Fight Choreography: Ahmed Best
Production Designer: Letitia Chang
Assistant Director: Alexa Vellanoweth

Previews: Sept. 12, Sept. 13, Sept. 14
Performances: Sept. 15 – Oct. 28
• Wednesday at 8 p.m.: Sept. 12 ONLY (preview) 
• Thursday at 8 p.m.: Sept. 13 ONLY (preview) 
• Fridays at 8 p.m.: Sept. 14 (preview), 21, 28; Oct. 5, 12, 26
• Saturdays at 8 p.m.: Sept, 15 (opening night), 22, 29; Oct. 6, 13, 27
• Saturday at 4 p.m: October 27th
• Sundays at 4 p.m.: Sept. 16, 23, 30; Oct. 7, 14, 28
• Mondays at 8 p.m.: Sept. 17, 24; Oct. 1, 8, 15