Studio 9A Productions Presents:
"What Are We Waiting For?"
Two shows in under two hours with something for everyone: theater, music, comedy...and a little bit of menace.
Come view two performances that deal with the longing for connection and what we are capable of doing when we are deprived of that connection. Some questions we are hoping to explore are: Who do we love? Why do we love them? How are we hoping they will change us? What do you do when your capacity for love has eroded and you don't trust anyone? What drives our instinct toward violence? Or song?
Cyrus Baty brings his popular musical cabaret "Charlie's Dream" to happylucky no. 1.
Cocky is a magical, captive bird who can communicate to others through Charlie, his owner's dreams. Cocky will sing songs and tell stories about his life, and the things he has learned about humans. It will be heartfelt, musically vibrant and a little bit raunchy (wink wink).
Studio 9A (David Jacobs, Stephen Wattrus, and Patrick Andrew Jones) presents The Dumbwaiter by Harold Pinter:
Small but perfectly formed, The Dumb Waiter might be considered the best of Harold Pinter's early plays, more consistent than The Birthday Party and sharper than The Caretaker, it combines the classic characteristics of early Pinter – a paucity of information and an atmosphere of menace, working-class small-talk in a claustrophobic setting – with an oblique but palpable political edge and, in so doing, can be seen as containing the germ of Pinter's entire dramatic oeuvre.
Patrick Andrew Jones (Gus) is a graduate of the American Conservatory Theater's MFA program. Since graduation he has worked at Berkeley Rep, ACT, Capital Rep, Pacific Rep (upcoming), Off-Broadway, in numerous small theaters throughout the city and on a 2 month tour of Italy playing Cassio in “Othello.”He also has appeared in a variety of films including producing, writing and directing an upcoming web-series. Some favorite roles include Ferdinand in “The Tempest” at the Livermore Shakespeare Festival in California's wine country, Dominique in “Solstice Party” at ART/NY in New City, and understudying as Elias in Annie Baker’s “John” in its West Coast premiere.
Stephen Wattrus (Ben) is thrilled to be apart of The Dumb Waiter with two of his A.C.T. alumni, as well as share the vision of the newly-found Studio 9A. His post-grad life has been filled with finding his footing in the film/tv scene, Reed Birney acting classes, and a tonne of NYC explorations. He wants to thank his family and friends for all their support, and his agents for continuing to open door for him.
David Jacobs (Director) is also a graduate of the American Conservatory Theater's MFA program. Since graduation, he has performed in various regional theaters and also around the city. Favorite roles include: Pa Ubu in "Ubu Roi" (Garage Theater Group), Vakula in "The Devil, The Witch and The Blacksmith" (Kingfisher Theater Company) and Lennox in "Appointment With Death" (Gallery Players). He has written and performed two shows at Happy Lucky No. 1: "Halfway Home: Or the Pursuit of Pad See Ew On Yum Kippur (An Exploration of Quasi Judaism)" and "Sapperstein's Dream: Will He EVER Get The Call from McCorkle?". He tours the country doing a solo icebreaker show in the summer, sometimes performs stand up comedy and is currently working on a screenplay (like everyone in LA).