Professional cuddler Norma’s quest to return a lost dog to its rightful owner leads her to encounter a slew of oddballs and maybe even discover a second chance at love. A bittersweet World Premiere romantic comedy about loneliness, oxytocin, and the healing power of Whitney Houston.
The Return of…
DRY LAND by Ruby Rae Spiegel
Directed by Alana Dietze
May 12 – 21 at the Kirk Douglas Theater
Our Ovation Award Winning Play is a haunting tale about female friendship and an abortion that takes place in the locker room of a central Florida high school. Written when Spiegel was just 21 years old, the play is a deeply truthful portrait of the fears, hopes and bonds of teenage girls—as gut-wrenching as it is funny.
THE CAKE by Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Associate Artistic Director Jennifer Chambers
June 28 – August 6
Della makes cakes, not judgment calls — those she leaves to her husband, Tim. But when the girl she helped raise comes back home to North Carolina to get married, and the fiancé is actually another fiancée, Della’s life gets turned upside down. She can’t really make a cake for such a wedding, can she? For the first time in her life, Della has to think for herself. A world premiere play from Bekah Brunstetter, NBC’s This Is Us.
Jennifer Chambers, Artistic Director
Featuring developmental readings of new plays by Bekah Brunstetter, Mary Laws, Eric Sanders, Matthew Paul Olmos, Jon Caren, Janine Nabers, Tom Jacobson, Mike Batistik, Boni Alvarez, and Daria Politan.
NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTED
An Evening of New Plays
August 24 – September 10
The Echo Theater Company presents their brand new Associate Company Members in an evening of new plays celebrating the history of the Echo’s 20 years.
FIXED by Boni B. Alvarez
Directed by Company Member Rodney To
September 17 – October 22
A fierce and funny new play by Los Angeles’ own Boni Alvarez, Fixed is the story of Miracles Malcañang, a drag queen working in the infamous Malcañang Massage Parlor in Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown. When Miracles’ forbidden love affair sparks tensions between the city’s hottest political family, two families must come together to understand the power of desire, identity, and honor.