Preview Nov. 10th
Fri, Nov 11 – Sun, Jan 15
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 8 PM
Sundays 2 PM
Thursday, Nov 24th (Thanksgiving)
Special Show Info
Running time: 90 minutes.
There will be an intermission.
Complex (Ruby) Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90038
Special Theatre Info
Wheelchair accessible in the Ruby Theatre.
In “Bridge,” an old saxophonist finds what he thinks will be a solitary spot to practice his music in the middle of the night---on a bridge. He finds himself confronted by three disparate souls at different times who also seek the solitude of the bridge with a common purpose---the intent to jump off. There’s a drug-abusing woman with a terrible secret; a transvestite living with AIDS, who’s been abandoned by his lover; and a Japanese tsunami survivor, stricken with survivor guilt. Will the musician be able to dissuade these three tortured souls from their terrible resolves?
Playwright Willard Manus found the inspiration for his protagonist in legendary jazz musician Sonny Rollins, and would practice his saxophone playing on the Williamsburg Bridge at night.
Produced by David Svengalis
Dramaturg: Nadine Svea Nonn
Lighting Design:Sarah Templeton
William Stanford Davis
Leslie A. Jones
Donald Roman Lopez
"...A solid performance..." LA Weekly
"...awash in genuine fervor...unquestioningly heartfelt..."L.A. Times