First Love/Worst Love, premiering at the third annual Hollywood Fringe Festival, is an examination of love and its mutability, expressed through five actors and twelve short stories on one stage in 25 minutes. Two-minute tales of love’s peaks and pitches interweave with one another, traversing disappointment, passion, caution, faith, indolence, dread, fury, and, perhaps most importantly of all, hope.

Starring: Hayley S. Williams, Maggie Lehman, Anna Moon, Len Davies, and Seth Burnham.
Original music: Kyle Fredrickson
Written + produced: Rebecca Cox
Directed + produced: Julie Civiello
Produced: Ben Pollack
Stage managed: Marika Wiegand-Shahani + Matthew Sanchez
Video editor: Michael Polier

A smattering of photos from First Love/Worst Love,on the Open Fist Theatre stage at this year’s third annual Hollywood Fringe Festival. The video of the performance is being assiduously edited this week! xx

Angelenos, the adaptation of 12 minutelovestories to the Hollywood Fringe Festival’s Fringe Central stage at Open Fist Theatre premieres in two days! With the guidance and direction of one Miss Julie Civiello, a hugely talented L.A. actress, this production has taken on a beautiful, tragic, lovely, hilarious, and hopeful timbre from beginning to end. This quintet of actors (Len Davies, Seth Burnham, Hayley Williams, Maggie Lehman, and Anna Moon) is absolutely outstanding! We are so fortunate to have them for “First Love/Worst Love”. Co-production from Ben Pollack and stage management from Marika Wiegand and Matthew Sanchez have made this ride infinitely less stressful.
Here’s all the crucial information to make it to one of the FLWL shows: Friday June 8th 6:30 pm - PREMIERE Saturday June 16th 8:30 pm Wednesday June 20th 6:00 pm (pay what you can night!) Saturday June 23rd 2:30 pm - FINAL SHOW Buy tickets here http://bit.ly/J3774v (discount code “love” will get you a couple dollars off your $12/per person ticket) 
big love,RC

Angelenos, the adaptation of 12 minutelovestories to the Hollywood Fringe Festival’s Fringe Central stage at Open Fist Theatre premieres in two days! With the guidance and direction of one Miss Julie Civiello, a hugely talented L.A. actress, this production has taken on a beautiful, tragic, lovely, hilarious, and hopeful timbre from beginning to end. This quintet of actors (Len Davies, Seth Burnham, Hayley Williams, Maggie Lehman, and Anna Moon) is absolutely outstanding! We are so fortunate to have them for “First Love/Worst Love”. Co-production from Ben Pollack and stage management from Marika Wiegand and Matthew Sanchez have made this ride infinitely less stressful.

Here’s all the crucial information to make it to one of the FLWL shows:
Friday June 8th 6:30 pm - PREMIERE
Saturday June 16th 8:30 pm
Wednesday June 20th 6:00 pm (pay what you can night!)
Saturday June 23rd 2:30 pm - FINAL SHOW

Buy tickets here
http://bit.ly/J3774v (discount code “love” will get you a couple dollars off your $12/per person ticket)

big love,
RC


Greedy (a First Love/Worst Love excerpt)

I loved both of them, men and women. I still do. But women were so much work, so much sifting through things being said and done and wondering what was truthful and real versus what a woman considered truthful and real, always subject to change. Tick-tock and ding, ding - new definition of reality. Thank Christ, there’s none of that with men.

How will you stay in love next time? (first love/worst love excerpt)

You’ll listen to Motown with greater curiosity, brought to surprising sobs by the tragedies of Tammi and Marvin. Your cyclamen will not be neglected. You will swear less. You will learn how to perfect spaghetti Bolognese. You will be more resilient.

The “First Love/Worst Love” cast (and its director, Julie Civiello)! What beauties they are, no? xx - RC

How will you stay in love next time? (first love/worst love)

How will you stay in love next time? What will you do differently? You’ll listen to Motown with greater curiosity, brought to surprising sobs by the tragedies of Tammi and Marvin. Your cyclamen will not be neglected. You will swear less. You will learn how to perfect spaghetti Bolognese. You will not assume anything.

"How will I stay In love next time? What will I do differently? I will count down the seconds before reacting, like a rocket launch in reverse."
*Photo credit: Raga Jog, http://sean-higgins.com/

"How will I stay In love next time? What will I do differently? I will count down the seconds before reacting, like a rocket launch in reverse."

*Photo credit: Raga Jog, http://sean-higgins.com/

how will you stay (minutelovestory #56)

You will not pass verdicts in an accusatory way, proclaiming ‘Your sense of smell is bad’ or ‘You aren’t a good dancer’, then attempt to back away from such statements like bloody roadkill that’s crept onto the sidewalk.