WwoW SliderBased on the myth of Charon the ferryman on the River Styx and inspired by Dante’s Inferno and Sartre’s No Exit, an all female cast explores the fine line between life and death, decision and non-decision, and the intense human experience of connection. Pamela, a spoiled woman from the Upper East Side, steps onto her first New York Subway train and is confronted by a Nurse who quickly makes it clear that all is not as it seems. They are joined by the homeless, deteriorating Inez and a music obsessed, street-wise Tank. Through the course of an accelerating journey from the underworld of NYC to the Underworld of myth and legend, the true realization of what this journey entails dawns on them. Each must find a way to fulfill her destiny before the train reaches its destination.

Broads’ Word Ensemble presents Women w/o Walls by Robin Rice

Robin Rice is an award winning playwright whose works include over fifty one-act plays and twenty full lengths that have been performed around the world.

Frances Loy is a British director who co-founded the “Leading Light of Pop-Up Theatre” (Time Out London) Theatre Delicatessen, an immersive company that was featured as the future of British Theatre in 2011 by the Observer, UK. Prior to her move to Los Angeles, she also worked on UK tours, London’s West End and at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Opening Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 4:00 pm at The Lounge Theatre 2 – 6201 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038. Additional performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 4:00 pm through Saturday, December 12th. Broads’ Word Ensemble will host Talk Backs after the performances on Sunday, November 15th with the Artistic Director, Director, and cast and on Sunday, December 6th with the Writer, Director, and cast.

Women w/o Walls is produced by Tara Donovan, Artistic Director Danielle Ozymandias, and associate producer Esther Mira. It is a co-production with The Lounge Theatres.

Esther Mira (Pamela)
Jen Albert (Inez)


“Under director Frances Loy, the actors (Kristin Carey-Hall, Esther Mira, Jen Albert and Natalia Ochoa) have woven a close ensemble: They let the story flow among them, shifting speed and intensity, never losing momentum. Each actor etches a distinct yet mysterious character on our minds, holding secrets and yielding them up as she confronts the others — and the steadily increasing terror of their situation.” read more… – Theatre Ghost’s Review

“Director Frances Loy is to be commended on her small-set direction, especially for the illusion of a moving train via Aaron Lyons set and sound design, the swaying motion of the actresses throughout their journey which allows the train to be perceived as all the more real. Kudos to scenic painter Caitlín S. McCarthy for adding real depth to the otherwise empty train.” read more… – Broadway Word’s Review by Shari Barrett

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