The Electric Lodge in Venice will host the world premiere of “A Woman (Two Channel Video)” beginning Thursday, May 28th, and as a concession to current economic conditions, all seats for the seven-performance run will be free, a spokesman says.
The play explores the friendship and rivalry between an established video artist and her young assistant.
Aspect Ratio Theatricals has chosen to produce the play in Venice because of the concentration of artists, galleries and theatre-going art enthusiasts centered in Marina del Rey, Venice and Santa Monica, according to Electric Lodge.
The free ticket policy also is intended to accommodate local artists and art students.
The production makes extensive use of video by the director, Peter Levin (“Homeless to Harvard”).
Through its incorporation of videos with live-action theatre, the play discusses the process of making art at the same time the audience experiences the “visceral push-and-pull” of various video segments that affect a video artist’s self-editing process, according to Aspect Ratio Theatricals.
The cast features Rebecca Tilney (“Lost,” “Dirty, Sexy Money”), Rita Merson, Robyn Cohen (“The Life Aquatic,” “The Celestine Prophecy”) and Josh Green. Video editing is by Helen Hand, with choreography by Davis Robertson of the Metropolitan Opera.
Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 28th through 30th, and 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, June 4th through 6th at Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice. The matinee Sunday, May 31st will begin at 3 p.m.
Free tickets can be reserved online at www.wwmcg.com/woman/, or by calling the Lodge box office at (310) 823-0710. A sample video is also available on the Web site.
Parking at the Electric Lodge is also free.