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Celebrating New Works: Orry
- Date: March 19, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
- Location: West Hollywood Park Public Meeting Room/City Council Chambers
625 N. San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, California 90069
by Nick Hardcastle and Wayne Harrison
directed by Wayne Harrison
Set at Forest Lawn Cemetery in 1964. Jack L. Warner reads the eulogy for friend and legendary costume designer, Orry George Kelly- an unapologetically gay Australian rascal who became the confidant for some of the greatest stars of all time. But In true Orry Kelly fashion, he’s not about to let a little thing like death shut him up! If anyone is going to tell Orry’s life story – it’s going to be him. A rapid fire Hollywood name dropping and jaw dropping revelation, Orry is a captivating story that takes its audience from small town Australia, to Sydney, mafia-era New York City and finally to the Golden Age of Hollywood!
Nick Hardcastle – Writer/Performer - has enjoyed an extensive career as a performer across stage, screen, music, radio and live events. He played the lead role of Felicia in the World Premiere company production of Prscilla Queen of the Desert in Australia from 2006-2008. He also produced and presented a quarterly Australian talent showcase, in London, U.K from 2010-2017 in conjunction with the High Commission. Since relocating to Los Angeles, Nick co-founded the Australian Theatre Company and has produced every main stage production (all of which have garnered local awards including Broadway World’s Best Play – Local Production for Grey Nomad).
Wayne Harrison – Co-Writer/Dramaturg and Director - has directed countless theatrical productions and was Artistic Director and CEO of Sydney Theatre Company from 1990-1999. He created and directs the show Absinthe at Cesar’s Palace, Las Vegas and was the creative director for the New Year’s Eve celebrations on Sydney Harbour from 2005-2007 as well as the closing ceremony of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.
Celebration Theatre, LA's oldest LGBTQIAA theatre company, presents new LGBTQ works with the support of the City of West Hollywood's Arts Division (www.weho.org/arts). This event is free to attend, although donations are gratefully accepted.
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