A friend invited Steven and me to watch a play she was performing in at the Arena Stage at Theatre of Arts in Hollywood this summer. The play was titled, “Fluffy Bunnies in a Field of Daisies,” and followed a group of young adults with their adventures in romance, dating, meeting and getting fixed up. What stood out most to me was the role of strong women, sharp, snappy dialogue and the mind games played in relationships.
It’s hard to give a detailed review of the play without spoiling it, but I will say that many of the men spend a lot of time and energy trying to find out certain details about the women, who in turn exploit their interest in order to “teach them lessons.” While this could come off as preachy, the characters are so witty and charming that you’ll just find yourself laughing at their antics. Many of the scenes take place at bars, restaurants and apartments, and play out in layers, with characters reacting to the story of a scene while it takes place on the other side of the stage. I enjoyed this creative use of time, space and story in the play. It was effective way to show how misconceptions can shape based off simple storytelling of real events.
I would highly recommend the play for those who like fast-paced dialogue and differing perspectives on romance. Drinks and refreshments are served during intermission for $3-$5. Tickets are available at LA Stage Alliance for$19 Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm. You can also buy tickets on Goldstar for $19.50. So yes, not quite a LA on a Budget status, but worth a splurge. When you attend an evening show, afterwards you can head across the street to Sadie LA for complimentary appetizers. There is limited free street parking nearby, meters and several parking lots that were detailed in the previous Hollywood on a Budget post.
We’ll be in San Diego at Comic Con this week, but we still have some posts coming up on the Hollywood Hester Street Fair and Downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Performances. Have a great summer, Los Angeles!