Photos by Lynne Marie Martens
Drive Theatre Company, in association with Son of Semele,
presents the world premiere of...
Evolution is a two-way street...
The Rite of Seymour is an absurdist romp that throws a Stravinsky-loving family doctor-turned-award-obsessed-scientist, an international publishing mogul, and the couple next door in with a 1950s housewife who specializes in meatloaf, and a poet with a sudden, inexplicable craving for bananas.
Helena Gray is stunned to discover that her husband, Seymour, is de-evolving. What begins as a typical medical check-up ends with Helena facing life married to evolution’s missing link. To add to her predicament, Helena must host an elegant dinner party in Seymour’s name the following evening … without revealing that he is no longer able to speak a coherent sentence!
What follows is part mystery, part pandemonium, and a lot of banana cream pie as The Rite of Seymour explores the hilarity and depth of love in the face of seemingly-insurmountable obstacles.
$17, general ($15 online)
$14 student/senior/union ($12 online)
March 13-16, 20-23, 27-30, 2014
Thursday/Friday/Saturday @ 8 p.m.
Sunday @ 4 p.m.
(For a list of dates, click here.)
Free street in the surrounding neighborhood.
Son of Semele Theater
3301 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004
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