Live at the Purple Lounge

by Caroline Patz, Kari Pickering, Rachel Drayke, Elisabeth Tsubota

April 22nd - May 22nd, 2022

Directed by

Elisabeth Tsubota

Cast

Maria Proios, Mia Christou, Isabella Olivas, Diana Murphy, Jeffrey Sun, Phoebe Pearl, James Fahselt, Laura Diamond, Allison Carmen Cervantes, Cameron Meyer

Live at the Purple Lounge

Crimson Square Theatre Company, are pleased to present LIVE AT THE PURPLE LOUNGE, a world premiere drama by five talented playwrights, examining the humorous and not-so-humorous moments of five remarkable women trying to make it in the cutthroat world of stand-up comedy.

Live At The Purple Lounge pulls back the curtain on the lives of five female stand-up comedians in varying stages of their careers. In the green room of the infamous "Purple Lounge" comedy club, relationships are tested, love is lost and found, and sacrifices are made as the play examines the humorous and not-so-humorous moments of five extraordinary women trying to make it in the cutthroat world of stand-up comedy.

Reviews:

Stage Raw
http://stageraw.com/2022/04/25/live-at-the-purple-lounge/

LA SPLASH:
https://losangeles.splashmags.com/index.php/2022/04/26/live-at-the-purple-lounge-review-tale-of-five-comics/#gsc.tab=0

NOHO ARTS DISTRICT:
https://nohoartsdistrict.com/live-at-the-purple-lounge-review/

HARRISON HELD'S SCENE AROUND TOWN:
https://scenearoundtown.tumblr.com/post/682532409716228097/live-at-the-purple-lounge

Stage Raw - Julyza Commodore - RECOMMENDED - Top 10 in LA
“a captivating, honest and at times, gut-wrenching experience”
“What is crafted so well is the presence and power of the female voice.”
“the relationships are crafted so well due to the authenticity and specificity given by both the playwrights and actors.”
“Live at the Purple Lounge is as enjoyable as it is truthful.”

NoHo Arts District - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
“These scenes…each of them was as riveting as the last”
“characters are boldly drawn”
“the rawness of these moments is beautiful to behold”
“They create a tension between us and the moment they are in and they don’t let it go.”
“so bloody good”
“Brilliant.”
“I loved this show. Really.”
“the lives created for these characters ring so true to me”

LA Splash - Elanie Mura
“runs the gamut of laughter through tears”
“sometime amusing, sometimes sad, and sometimes poignant”
“The show is lovingly and gently helmed by director Elisabeth Tsubota”

Scene Around Town - Harrison Held
“ambitious, unique & entertaining”
“written by 5 very talented female writers”