E2E: Sonnets From Suburbia

Archived Show


Produced by:
Bialystock & Bloom / The 6th Act
July 13 - July 14, 2024
Run Time:
0 Hour, 50 Minutes
Showing in Theater
$18 (incl. a $2 fee) | 59E59 Members: $15

Show Info

Written and performed by Penny Peyser
Directed by Matthew Leavitt and Liza Seneca

After a sold out run at the Hollywood Fringe Festival (Winner of the ENCORE! award) Lady Penelope, the Los Angeles laureate of iambic pentameter and rhyme, brings her songs, sonnets and personal issues to 59E59! In Sonnets From Suburbia Lady Penelope, played by actress Penny Peyser, (The In-Laws, All the President’s Men, Rich Man, Poor Man, Knots Landing) reflects on modern life through her wry, beautifully crafted sonnets, while stubbornly clinging to the world’s longest Covid quarantine. An infectious hour of theater, in the best sense of infectious!

Part of 59E59 Theaters' East to Edinburgh 2024

Photo Caption: Penny Peyser in SONNETS FROM SUBURBIA
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Producing Company

Bialystock & Bloom / The 6th Act

Penny Peyser (Playwright/Performer) last appeared in New York City in 2013 at the SoHo Rep Theatre with Ethel Sings, a cheery play about the Rosenbergs and is thrilled to be back on her home turf. Her favorite credit from her days here is Lanford Wilson’s The Hot l Baltimore at Circle in the Square. She has appeared in over 45 TV series and mini-series including Rich Man, Poor Man II, The Tony Randall Show, Crazy Like A Fox, Knots Landing, Pandora’s Clock, The Blue and the Gray and Shameless. She made her big screen debut in All the President’s Men followed by The In-Laws, The Frisco Kid and Messenger of Death to name a few. Her first award winning collection of sonnets was published last year – Sonnets From Suburbia: More Candles than Cake - followed by Sonnets From Suburbia: Romance Dance. Both are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Her one-act, Sonnets From Suburbia opened last year at the Hollywood Fringe Festival (winner of the ENCORE! Award) and she’s delighted to have it land at 59E59 before her run at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Matthew Leavitt (Co-director) As an award-winning playwright, Matthew’s most recent play, Sukkot, just premiered at The Skylight Theatre in Los Angeles. Other plays include The $5 Shakespeare Company (LA Times Critic's Choice) and The Boomerang Effect (published by Concord Theatricals), which has enjoyed numerous productions throughout the US and UK. He has been commissioned by LA Opera twice to write the librettos for two new operas, Orpheus and The Wreck of the Miranda in collaboration with classical and film composer Nathan Wang. Directing credits include Hamlet (winner of Best Director of a Play Stage Scene LA Award), Legally Brunette (world premiere – The Garry Marshall Theatre in Los Angeles, 54 Below in NYC), The Scorpion and the Frog: a time killer (world premiere – Hollywood Fringe Festival), Double Play (world premiere – Stephanie Feury Theatre), Barfly Shakespeare (The 6th Act), Twelfth Night (Village Green Productions), The Taming of the Shrew (Village Green Productions), Arrival (Sci-Fest LA), Human History (Sci-Fest LA), and Goes The Weasel (Ammunition Theatre Company). 

Liza Seneca (Co-director) appeared as Emma in The 6th Act’s productions of An Evening of Betrayal, Desdemona in Othello, Lillian in The $5 Shakespeare Company, and Mairead in Sukkot. Liza is a member of the renowned Antaeus Company where she received a Lead Actress LADCC nomination for The Caucasian Chalk Circle and an LADCC award as part of the Douglas Theatre, Macbeth at Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and Much Ado About Nothing at Kentucky Shakespeare among many others.

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