RECLINING NUDE ON LA CIENEGA
"She's hip, charismatic and cool...you feel as if she's speaking to no one but you. The stories she paints of her family and relationships resonate..."
- HUFFINGTON POST
"Original, brilliant, touching, humorous and heart-wrenching. Jann is truly one of a kind." -George Shapiro (Exec. Producer "Seinfeld")
"Both delightful and poignant. Her pace is wonderful...warmly natural and alive. She has a gift for storytelling and laughter."
- HOLLYWOOD REPORT CARD
"It's funny...it's touching...it's Jann's self-realization through art, and we get to experience it in all its glory. Must see!" - KPCC NEWS RADIO
"Undeniably charming, dynamic and certainly worth a visit to the theater." - EDGE MAGAZINE
"Energetic...more than just a solo performer attempting to create a visual radio program!"
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"A comedic breakthrough!" - NEW YORK TIMES(based on her comedic performance)
The following reviews are based on a previous performance by Jann Karam:
"Funny...Clever...Engaging!" - LA WEEKLY
"Blessed with talent, looks, and the gift of restraint." - LA TIMES
Aug. 31st and Sept. 1st and 6th - 8PM
Sunday, Sept. 2 - 3PM
Preview tickets $15.00
Fri, Sep 07 – Sun, Oct 07
Fri. Sat. 8:00PM
$25.00 General Admission
Opening Night Gala Event Sat. Sept. 7st, 2012
Special Show Info
Running time: 90 minutes.
The finished Artwork is available for purchase after the show!
Elephant Stages - Lillian Theatre
6322 Santa Monica Blvd
(Santa Monica & 1076 Lillian Way)
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Ample Street Parking
Special Theatre Info
The theatre has concessions.
A funny, touching narrative about families, relationships, breaking up, and growing up. It's about a contemporary woman's struggle to make her way to some place like an artists' colony - to find tranquility, order, and happiness amidst life's chaos.
Set in an artist's studio - cans of paint, brushes, drop-clothes hanging from the rafters, etc.. "Reclining Nude" provides its questing onstage narrator, Jann, the opportunity to paint and she describes the people and events in her life.
By the end of the show, a group of once-blank canvases are filled with color and the abstract images that tell a universal story about life, love and finding a place to lie down.
"When my Mom saw that I got paint on my new white clothes during the show, she was upset.
'The paint is a metaphor,' I explained. 'we come into this world innocent...pure, as we go through our lives, we get painted on by family, friends, supposed friends, society...life!
Just as our life experiences leave indelible marks -- stains -- on our souls, the paint permanently colors these clothes.'