It turns out that Cold Tangerines: the play is not quite a new play. In fact it was born as an idea five years ago when Lynn Downey Braswell first began reading a collection of essays by Shauna Niequist’s collection of essays entitled Cold Tangerines. Lynn Downey Braswell almost instantly saw a stage play in those writings and she was thrilled when she was able to secure the permission of Shauna Niequist to go forward with the project, Then in 2014 the show premiered at the Freemont Theatre in Pasadena.
“Cold Tangerines: the play” was a huge hit and was extended. Eventually it went on tour and while limited to small venues all in Southern California it has nevertheless enjoyed enthusiastic audience response wherever presented. Now it is at the Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California wowing audiences as part of the 2016 Fringe Festival.
Four women take the stage to tell the tale of just one and her recollections of her inner child as she progresses through life. The entire presentation is just flat out uproarious but with a gentle touch. Examined are major life elements such as relationships, marriage and childbirth.
But consistent throughout is the main characters dream of becoming an author. The humor is intense and the story telling a little bit magic. For about an hour the ladies on stage, Lynn Downey Braswell, Maria McCann, Amanda Celine Miller and Melissa Blue exude charm, wit and always abundant humor.
It is nonstop great entertainment and while it may not be “Hamilton” it is sure to please and you can get tickets to enjoy Cold Tangerines: the play. And while it is definitely a woman’s story it is enjoyed and loved by men and women.
Cold Tangerines: the play is onstage at the Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California with the final two shows on Saturday June 18th at 4:00 p.m. and Saturday June 25th at 8:00 p.m. It is produced by Little Candle Productions and you may get further information and purchase tickets at their website.
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