The Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble will present the world premiere of “In the Company of Jane Doe,” telling of one woman’s fight for self-discovery, at the Powerhouse Theatre in Santa Monica beginning Thursday, January 14th through February 6th.

The show is written by award-winning playwright Tiffany Antone and directed by Mary Jo DuPrey. The cast includes Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble members Coco Kleppinger, Isaac Wade, Olivia Choate, Trevor Algatt, and Corwin Evans as well as newcomers Adina Valerio, Christian Copeland, Elissa Wagner, Hannah Beck, Sara Kaye, Mark Silverberg, Brian Ruppenkamp and Jessica Runck as Jane Doe.

Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the Powerhouse, 3116 Second St., Santa Monica. An opening night reception is scheduled to follow the January 14th performance on the deck at the Powerhouse.

“The play began as an unusual dream inspired by the many different directions one gets pulled in after entering a graduate program,” recalls Antone. “It seemed that everywhere I looked there were opportunities and obligations at odds with one another, or just at odds with time, begging me to wonder just how does the modern woman find time for life, love, and the pursuit of success?”

The play follows Jane Doe, who cannot explain how the frozen cod got in her briefcase, cannot explain why she keeps dreaming about snow, and certainly doesn’t understand why she is being kept awake night after night with dreams of a little man slicing her into bite-size pieces, Antone explains.

What she does know, however, is that she needs to get to the bottom of things before these mysterious “incidents” get in the way of the biggest promotion of her life, she adds. When the eccentric Dr. Snafu offers to clone her, Jane leaps at the opportunity.

What she doesn’t realize though, is that by failing to disclose her multiple plastic surgeries she will come face to face with the “Jane-that-could-have-been,” thus forcing her to confront her own inner demons, Antone notes.

Tickets are $15 when purchased in advance at www.latensemble.com/, or $20 at the door. The performance on January 21st is pay-what-you-can night. Closing night, February 6th, will be followed by a closing night reception.

Information, www.latensemble.com/, or the Powerhouse Theatre box office at

(213) 674-6682.

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