As part of their Freeway series, Write Act Repertory is currently staging “All The Wrong Places,” consisting of four one-acts all penned by Herman Poppe. There is a nice mixture of drama and comedy in the disparate pieces. Rebecca Lorenne and John Lant produce.
January’s Ukelele, directed by Rebecca Lorenne, examines the aftermath of issues surrounding an abandoned baby in an unplanned pregnancy.
Moving to the lighter side, Testing the Spider provides some laughs and surprises as two current friends meet a blast from the past for one of them, but things are not exactly the same. Louise Kroot-Haukka directs.
The skit-like A Little Social Intercourse is a sexy, energetic, playful look at communication and relations under the direction of Dan Spurgeon.
The longest piece of the night A Date With Destiny, combines the mythological with the present day in an examination of a unique family with a special mission to keep the future on course. Playwright Poppe does an intriguing job of directing and acting in this story.
All the actors in each piece are well paced and energetic. Poppe offers four creative short plays covering a wide range of themes to both entertain and get the audience to think.
“All The Wrong Places” runs through April 24 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm. $15. The Write Act Repertory is located at 6128 Yucca St. Los Angeles, CA 90028 (At St. Stephen’s Church) Ample free parking one block South at 6125 Carlos St. For more information, call (323) 469-3113 or visit www.writeactrep.org