The Idea Man
by Kevin King
directed by Penny Kline
California Stage celebrates our 20 year anniversary with Ovation Award Winner The Idea Man, nailing the greedy acts of large corporations to their front doors.
Al Carson is a skilled toolmaker, but is a guy with self-described "anger issues." He is also an irrepressible skirt-chasing, beer-drinking, smart-mouthed know-it-all, father of six kids by two wives and an interim girlfriend. Al has a talent. He is a mechanical savant with a head full of ideas, one gem of which, he drops in the factory suggestion box. The corporate execs see millions and give Al a small plaque and $100. Then the fun begins.
Kevin King's The Idea Man received its world premiere with the Elephant Theatre Company in Hollywood immediately winning the best play writing award at the Los Angeles Ovation Awards. Following California Stage's production, The Idea Man will open in New York in March of this year.
Featuring: Loren Taylor, Eric Baldwin, Charlie Holliday, Christina Clem, Michele Koehler, Jawara Duncan, Nicholas Koehler and West Ramsey. Set designs by Gary Nyland and costume designs by Julie Dahl.
"A potent cocktail of laughter and edge-of-the-seat dread." LA Times
Friday & Saturday at 8pm.
Sunday at 2pm.
Feb 18 through March 17, 2012
Regular admission: $20. Students, Seniors, SARTA: $15. Groups of 6 or more: $12.
California Stage Theater
R25 Arts Complex
2509 "R" Street t 25th Street