Blueprint For Paradise
“GO!… Most any play that sheds light on racism and the oppression of women gets my vote, and Blueprint for Paradise does both.” — Deborah Klugman, LA Weekly
“HIGHLY DRAMATIC… a tour-de-force… directed for full theatrical effect” — Morna Martell, Theatre Spoken Here
“ELECTRIFYING… evoke[s] an eerie sense of familiarity to the news we see in our world today… a thrilling denouement” — Ryan Luévano, Tin Pan L.A.
“WILL ENTERTAIN AND INFORM YOU… Anyone interested in history needs to hurry to the Hudson to see Blueprint For Paradise.” — Serita Stevens, LA Splash
“KUDOS TO ALL THE ACTORS… one of the most elaborate, detailed sets seen in a small 99-seater.” — Gil Kaan, BroadwayWorld
“ENTERTAINING… a jarring portrait of some of more the more social and political currents of the time” — Lovell Estell III, Stage Raw
“INTERESTING, ENTERTAINING… the actors [are] solid pros” — Paul Myrvold, Theatre Notes
“CHALLENGING AND BRILLIANT THEATER… [a] must-see new play… should be part of the curriculum in trying to end intolerance.” — Rosalind Marmel, Beverly Hills PATCH
“Takes the strings of legend and history, weaving a tapestry of events that highlight HUMAN DRAMA… VERY HIGH PRODUCTIION VALUES in many of the areas that matter most–acting especially.” — David MacDowell Blue, The World Through Night-Tinted GlasseS
Thursday July 28th
Friday July 29th
Sat, Jul 30 – Sun, Sep 04
Friday, Saturday 8pm
$15 - Previews
$25 - General Admission
There will be a talkback on Sunday, August 14th moderated by
Josh Irving Gershick, the Southern California Regional Rep of the Dramatists Guild of America. The talkback will feature playwright Laurel Wetzork and members of the cast. It will immediately follow the performance and will last for 30 minutes.
Special Show Info
Running time: 120 minutes.
There will be an intermission.
Hudson Mainstage Theatre
6539 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90038
Special Theatre Info
The theatre has concessions.
The Athena Cats present the World Premiere of Blueprint for Paradise, set in Los Angeles just before the US declares war on Japan in 1941. The play explores wealth, racial tensions, Nazis, the Mothers of America, and other pre-war political groups.
written by Laurel Wetzork
directed by Laura Steinroeder
produced by Theatre Planners