FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 04/11/96
Contact: Margie Yu, Public Affairs Assistant
MARLANE MEYER'S ETTA JENKS AT CAL STATE L.A.
What & Who:
The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at California State University,
Los Angeles presents Etta Jenks, a funny, sexy, hard-edged, "play
noir" about the body and the spirit, pornography
and transcendence, amorality and belief. Los Angeles playwright
Marlane Meyer takes the myth of a young woman seeking
fame and fortune and gives it a kinky twist. Directed by Susan
Fridays through Sundays, May 3-12, 1996.
Show time: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees, 2:30
Cal State L.A. King Hall, 5th floor. The University is
located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway,
at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways.
Susan Mason is Associate Professor of CSLA Department of Theatre
Arts and Dance. She is a dramaturge, theatre critic, and was
recently Performance Review Editor for Theatre Journal.
She worked at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, where Etta Jenks
had its world premiere.
Marlane Meyer started writing plays in 1974, many of which were
performed in colleges and small theatres. Originally produced
by the Los Angeles Theatre Center, Etta Jenks was Meyer's
first professional production. It won the 1987 Joseph Kesselring
Award and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award.
Meyer's works include Kingfish, The Geography of Luck,
Why Things Burn, Moe's Lucky Seven and The Chemistry of
"Legally (?) Obscene," a related symposium on
pornography and censorship, will be held Friday, May 10,
from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Los Angeles Room, University-Student
Union. The symposium is free and open to the public.
Etta Jenks: General admission is $8 and students/senior
citizens are $5 each. Substantial discounts on this performance with a CSLA OnStage Series Pass.
Call the CSLA Box Office, (323) 343-4118.