written & directed by Gary Graves EXTENDED FOR 4 MORE PERFORMANCES: World Premiere #59: a Central Works Method Play
Produced in: 2018
June 14, 15, 16 & 17!
EXTENDED FOR 4 MORE PERFORMANCES:
World Premiere #59: a Central Works Method Play
We have extremely limited availability on June 10.
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Palace Wreckers: a comic thriller!
There’s an old house, once a stately mansion, out in the high deserts of Nevada. The old place is surrounded by a huge junkyard, a family owned auto-wrecking yard called Palace Wreckers. Oresteez, a prodigal son of sorts, returns home with his sister, Elektra. Their father has died, and the two estranged siblings want to reunite with their bereft mother. But there’s a new man in the house. And Elektra soon begins to suspect it was foul play that put her beloved father in the grave. Elektra wants revenge! What’s our prodigal son to do?
John Patrick Moore*
Stage management: Vanessa Ramos
Costume design: Tammy Berlin
Lighting design: Gary Graves
Prop design: Debbie Shelley
Sound design: Gregory Scharpen
Gus (John Patrick Moore*) rooms at “The Palace” by night, and works in the scrap yard by day.
He’s a hard worker, and not a man to be trifled with (as he warns Oresteez), in Central Works world premiere #59, Palace Wreckers by Gary Graves.
SF Chronicle Theater Pick -L. Janiak, SF Chronicle
“Greek tragedy becomes junkyard comedy in Berkeley” -S. Hurwitt, SJ Mercury Stage Pick
“Engrossing and involving [with] absolutely first-rate performances” –E. Mendel, Berkeleyside
“The road to happiness, in this case, is paved with laughter. It would be a tragedy to miss this!” –C. Kruger, Theatrestorm
“Graves script does a fine job of pitting family members against each other while giving them enough zingers to keep the audience laughing.” -G. Heymont, My Cultural Landscape
“a haunting play that will stay with you” -G. Caldwell-Smith, For All Events
Watch the trailer!
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