by Rick Robinson · Oct. 20 - Nov. 19, 2006
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asymmetry - please need me. Six lives. One night. Asymmetry, by Rick Robinson, chronicles the halting first steps of three fledgling relationships, as six damaged people fumble for intimacy and balance. Sandy & Miguel struggle to recover what, long ago, might have become something beautiful; Julius & Priscilla reach out to each other, frantically seeking a way through the protective walls they've built around themsleves; Maggie & Cody share an afflication, but fight against their very different views of life. Each of these broken relationships comes to a head in one night, in the same physical space, each couple unaware of the others even as their stories intertwine.

Lucid by Proxy's orginal version of Asymmetry debuted one year ago, playing six performances as part of the 2005 Los Angeles Edge of the World Festival. The response was overwhelming:

"perfectly balanced" · Backstage West (Critic's Pick)

"compact, subtle ... top-notch" · LAWeekly ("Go" pick)

"Simply the best of the EdgeFest" ·

"the play's emotional core is compelling and so, too, is the fearless creative grab of this vigorous company." · LA Times (Recommended Pick)

(read the full reviews ...)

2006 brings a new, fine-tuned version of playwright/director Rick Robinson's powerful production to the intimate Paul E. Richards Theater Place in Silverlake for a full five-week run.

Asymmetry is Lucid by Proxy's 14th production since the group's creation in 2000.

Note: Asymmetry contains harsh language and sexual situations, and may not be appropriate for all audiences.

production details

This production has closed after a successful run.

cast & crew

writer: Rick Robinson
directors: Rick Robinson & Patty Ramsey
scenery: LbP Design Team
props & set dressing: James Xavier
lighting: David Nett
costumes: Shannon Nelson
technical direction: David Nett
original music: Jacob Carver
publicity: David Nett
graphic design: David Nett
on-stage artwork: James Xavier

Julius: Alan Loayza
Priscilla: Shannon Nelson*
Miguel: Alex Fernandez*
Sandy: Melody Doyle
Maggie: Kyra Zagorsky*
Cody: David Nett

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