Lucia Mad At The Sherry TheaterTheater — By Buddy Sampson on November 12, 2010 at 12:57 am
By Erica Carey
It was an evening of laughter and madness at The Sherry Theatre, located on Magnolia Boulevard in North Hollywood, as seven cast members brought the play, “Lucia Mad,” to life. With only a single couch, a writing table, two wooden chairs, and books scattered about the floor, The Sherry Theatre was transformed into the home of Irish natives James, Nora and Lucia Joyce. Directed by Steve Jarrard, “Lucia Mad”, is a play about the relationship between 20th Century Irish novelist, James Joyce, his mentally unstable daughter, Lucia and her obsession with writer Samuel Beckett.
Actors Quincy Miller, Ken Schmidt and Dan McNamara had supporting roles in the story. Miller played comic interlude to the stories most tense moments as Mr. Beckett’s friend, Thomas McGreevy. Schmidt plays the role of psychiatrist Carl Jung, who delivers a heartfelt diagnosis of Lucia. McNamara captures the sinister essence of the evil Pimp and later in the story, he takes the character of Napoleon, a playful, silly friend of Lucia’s in the mental ward.
“Lucia Mad” is an intriguing story of a family’s unraveling. It is a lighthearted story against the backdrop of a serious family matter.
“Lucia Mad” will be performed at The Sherry Theatre and extended through November 21, 2010. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday evening at 5:00pm. Admission is $20 per person. For reservations, please call 323-860-6569 or visit:
www.Plays411.com/luciamad for online ticket information.