Etta Jenks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 04/11/96

Contact: Margie Yu, Public Affairs Assistant
(323) 343-3047

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 Mason.

When:
Fridays through Sundays, May 3-12, 1996.
Show time: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees, 2:30 p.m.

Where:
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.

Director:
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.

Playwright:
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 Change.

More:
"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.

Tickets:
Etta Jenks: General admission is $8 and students/senior citizens are $5 each. Substantial discounts on this performance with a CSLA OnStage Series Pass.

Info:
Call the CSLA Box Office, (323) 343-4118.

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