K2 play in Hollywood, tonight (and Sat and Sun)My friend Jake is producing (and lead actor) in a play called "K2". The play was written in the 80s and it takes place high on K2 after an accident. It's a very low-budget play (and they donate 10% of profit to Greg Mortenson's "Central Asia Institute") but the actors have worked hard to make it very dramatic and realistic (Jake worked with me on equipment, and with Tony Yeary on learning some climbing skills so he could get "in character").
They're in a small theater in Hollywood and have found it hard to compete with the flashier nightlife options there, so they could really use your support. If you don't have plans this weekend, and life in the area, please consider checking them out.
They show Thur-Fri-Sat at 8 PM and Sun at 7 PM, and it continues this weekend, next weekend, and the weekend after that (last show is Nov 14).
More details (location, tickets...) at http://k2la.org/
I thought some of the climbers here might be interested. If you go see it, please post your comments below. I saw it last Saturday night and liked it a lot.
PS below are some external reviews of the play:
K2 is a "GO" with LA Weekly
K2 is "Recommended" by TheaterinLA.com
K2 is Praised by Cynthia Citron at (ReviewPlays.com)
Larchmont Chronicle Gives K2 "3 Stars"" (there is no link)
“K2” by Patrick Meyers takes place on the infamous K2, the second highest mountain in the world, on the border between Pakistan and China. Taylor (Jake Suffian) and Harold (Sean Galuszka) are stranded on a ledge in a six hundred foot ice wall. With limited equipment, fighting the cold and high altitude, they still have time to espouse theories on everything from quantum physics to the limits of friendship. The play comes alive when Taylor scrambles over the jungle-gym of a set, Scenic Design by Laura Fine Hawkes, trying to find a way down to Base Camp for Harold, severely disabled by a compound leg fracture, and himself. Both Mr. Suffian and Mr. Galuszka turn in above-and-beyond performances and their consistent interpretation of the cold makes the audience feel chilled. The air conditioning in theatre that’s set at sixty helps too. Director Damen Scranton has guaranteed authenticity by employing a Climbing Consultant Carl (Tony) A. Yeary to make sure all the carabiners are in the right place. 3 Stars
Audience Members Respond to (Backstage.com) Review