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Drive Theatre Company, in association with Son of Semele,
presents the world premiere of...

The Rite of Seymour

by Allison Volk

Directed by Doug Oliphant

Produced by Kathleen M. Reinbold

Costumes by Lynne Marie Martens    Lights by Anna Cecilia Martin

Opens March 13, 2014

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)
$10 Thursdays

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.)


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Son of Semele Theater
3301 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004

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