One White Crow, a new play directed by Deborah LaVine, will be performed at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica beginning Saturday, April 27 through June 23.
Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 5 p.m. Sundays at the Edgemar Second Stage auditorium, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica. No performances will be held from May 10-12, and from May 31-June 9.
The play follows Tess O’Neill, an investigative journalist assigned to profile renowned television personality and psychic medium, Judith Knight. Judith claims to make contact with people who have died, connecting them with people in the audience.
Tess is the daughter of the late science writer Robert O’Neill, who would have never believed in Judith’s abilities. To Tess’ alarm, Judith claims that Tess’ dead father has visited her and that the profile is his idea.
Tess enlists the aid of Alex Rimbaud, a professional skeptic, and Robert’s former protégé. He is convinced that Judith is a con artist and plans to publish a magazine piece exposing her as a fraud. While Tess consults Alex, their long-repressed passion for each other is revived.
Things begin to happen that make Tess start to question her long-held beliefs. Tess, Alex and Judith are headed for a showdown as Tess is determined to learn the truth once and for all.
One White Crow was written by Dale Griffiths Stamos.
The cast includes Rob Estes (“90210,” “Women’s Murder Club,” “Suddenly Susan,” “Melrose Place,” “Silk Stalkings”), Michelle Danner, and
Jane Hajduk (“The Shaggy Dog,” “Zoom,” “Joe Somebody,” with husband Tim Allen).
The title of the play, One White Crow, is explained during the course of the narrative. It’s a reference to a quote by William James (1842-1910), often referred to as the “father of modern psychology.”
Admission is $34.99. A limited number of seats will be available for each performance at $25.
For reservations, (310) 392-7327.