Code Pink by Carol Kaufman Segal
I am pleased to be bringing you a review of Code Pink, a world premiere play written and directed by Adam Chambers and Jana Lee Hamblin with additional writing by The Cast. The production is being presented by Loft Ensemble in North Hollywood.
It is wonderful being able to attend live theatre again.
This is the company's first production since their shut down due to the coved pandemic. It is an unusual subject performed by a large and exceptionally powerful cast that includes, in alphabetic order, Bahasi Chapman, Nicole Craig, Britt Crisp, Madylin Sweeten Durrie, Sydney Jenkins, Matt Monaco, Ignacio Navarro, Bree Pavey, Lessie Pinto, Natasha Ranae Potts, Sarah Siverson, Sara Sommers, Vel Stacy.
The play features stories that take place in a twenty-four-hour period in a hospital maternity ward where almost anything can happen. The stories are focused on the lives of a variety of people - nurses, doctors, administrators, and patients - where we become all too aware that everyone has his or her own story. It is an exceptionally different and unusual look at the lives of these hard workers, performed by a very strong cast that brings realism to each character that they perform. You won't be too surprised to see some performers with tears in their eyes. And most interestingly, all of the people, and their stories, were inspired by real people and real stories.
The scenic design for Code Pink is by Madylin Sweeten Durrie, the lighting design is by Tor Brown and the sound design is by Travyz Catz. Marc Leclere is the Assistant Director, and Stage Managers include Calvin Picou and Gillo Gius. The graphic design is by Amanda Chambers. Producers for Loft Ensemble are Jennifer Brofer and Bree Pavey.
Performance schedules of Code Pink are Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 7 PM through August 15. General admission is PAY WHAT YOU WANT. Seats may be reserved online at www.loftensemble.org, or by phone at (818)452-3153. Loft Ensemble is located at 11031 Camarillo St., North Hollywood.