Written by Dr. Jon Carroll, “What We Don’t Say” (Drama) is “a unique stage production which gives voice to the inner-most thoughts of men from all walks of life. Topics such as finding true love, conceiving a child, and grieving after the loss of a loved one are all broached. Video and music segments are weaved into the show to create a one-of-a-kind stage experience.”
*Los Angeles, CA – What We Don’t Say (WWDS) is a one of a kind stage play featuring an all-male cast giving voice to the inner-most thoughts of men from all walks of life.
The production is set to run for eight shows starting December 5th at Theatre Asylum, located at the heart of LA’s Theatre Row. The cast, including Leonard Earl Howze (SHAMELESS, MEMPHIS BEAT), Eugene Byrd (BONES, 8 MILE) Pej Vahdat (BONES, SHAMELESS), and Andrew Thacher (THE SOCIAL NETWORK, NCIS) is directed by actress/director Kellee Stewart (HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2, WITCHES OF EASTEND).
WWDS is inspired by the forthcoming book “Married to the Franchise” written by Dr. Jon Carroll. The characters are born from stories collected while interviewing subjects on the topic of marriage. The result is an unflinchingly honest look into how men process finding their true love, keeping the marriage spark alive, dealing with divorce, keeping the love alive beyond death and struggling to conceive a child, among other stories.
The play is set in Mr. Music’s jazz lounge where the gentlemen come together for their annual “Guy’s Night Out.” What ensues is a night of laughter and drama as old memories are brought up, revelations are made and the bonds of the group are strengthened by their time together. The audience is drawn further into this “Male experience” by video montages and a mood-setting soundtrack.
“WHAT WE DON’T SAY” – TEASER VIDEO
“What We Don’t Say” – An Original Play by Dr. Jon Carroll
DATES: December 5 – 20th, Thursday, Friday, Saturdays only.
WHERE: Theatre Asylum, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
DIRECTOR: Kellee Stewart
PRODUCERS: Nkechi Okoro Carroll, Dr. Jonathan Carroll, Kellee Stewart
FULL CAST: Eugene Byrd, Caz Harleaux, Leonard Earl Howze, Torrance Jordan, Dorian Missick, Shay Roundtree, Michael Grant Terry, Andrew Thacher, Pej Vahdat