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March 2018
Free

Presentation of Learning at Camp Jarvis

March 18 @ 1:00 pm
Camp Jarvis,
5300 W Ave I
Lancaster, 93536

Unusual Suspects youth at Camp Jarvis have been collaborating over the last 12 weeks on original theatrical writings. During their Presentation of Learning on Sunday, March 18th, they will lead the audience through a typical theatre arts workshop and will perform their original work. **This event is limited to facility staff/family/and pre-approved audience. Guests interested in attending future performances at Los Angeles Probation sites, please email Development Director, Meisha Rainman at meisha@theunusualsuspects.org for more information.** The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company is a proud member of the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network.

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Maclay Academy of Social Justice Performance of “The Life of Feliciana”

March 23 @ 6:00 pm
Maclay Academy of Social Justice,
12540 Pierce Street
Pacoima, CA 91331 United States
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The talented Unusual Suspects Middle School participants at Maclay Academy of Social Justice have written an original play that they will perform in a free public show on Friday, March 23rd! Their script follows Feliciana Octoli after her father re-marries a younger woman. When Feliciana is possessed by the spirit of her biological mother, she must take an epic journey from her family’s giraffe farm to faraway China. Along the way she encounters bullies, talking giraffes, and ancient spirits, and learns valuable lessons about resolving conflict and the power of family. And coconuts.   

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April 2018
Free

Neighborhood Voices Intergenerational Performance

April 6 @ 7:00 pm
Pacoima Charter Elementary,
11049 Herrick Avenue
Pacoima, 91331

As part of The Unusual Suspects’ Neighborhood Voices Program, a group of Northeast San Fernando Valley community members, ages 10 and up, are writing an original play that speaks to issues they see in their community. The group will perform their play on Friday, April 6, 2018. Stay tuned for their play title and synopsis! Immediately following the performance, The Unusual Suspects will facilitate an interactive, bilingual discussion regarding the play’s themes.

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San Fernando High School Performance of “The Howl at 18”

April 13 @ 3:30 pm
San Fernando High School,
11133 O'Melveny Avenue
San Fernando, CA 91340 United States
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The talented Unusual Suspects participants at San Fernando High School have written an original play that they will perform in a free public show on Friday, April 13th! Their script follows a distraught Lykos—just a few hours away from his 18th birthday—as he must embark on a journey with his friends to find healing before he turns into a full werewolf for eternity. In order to earn healing, dictated by The Ultimate Wizard, they must survive through a magical land full of angry dragons, evil gummy bears and whistling dinosaurs.

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Edison Middle School Performance of “Family > Revenge”

April 27 @ 6:00 pm
Edison Middle School,
6500 Hooper Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90001 United States
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The talented Unusual Suspects students at Edison Middle School have written an original play that they will perform in a free public show on Friday, April 27th! In their play we meet junior high student Jules, who is trying to deal with the stress of family and school. To make matters more complicated, he discovers he now has supernatural powers that come at a cost. Chaos ensues as he tries to navigate his abilities when his best friend (or rather, former best friend) Jojo’s father goes missing after he causes an accidental explosion. This ignites a journey that includes angry robot dogs, castles, lions, power plants, and papayas.  

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May 2018

The Unusual Suspects’ 10th Annual Gala: Be Unusual

May 8 @ 7:00 pm
The Millennium Biltmore Hotel,
506 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States
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Save the date for our upcoming 10th Annual Gala! Visit our GALA WEBPAGE at theunusualsuspects.org/gala/ for more information.    

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Vaughn Middle School Performance of “Rise of the Dangels”

May 18 @ 6:30 pm
Vaughn High School (VISA Campus),
11505 Herrick Ave
Pacoima, 91331
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The talented Unusual Suspects middle-school participants at the Vaughn Next Century Learning Center have written an original play that they will perform in a free public performance on Friday, May 18th! “Rise of the Dangels” tells the story of Hazel and Arin, who are sisters. Hazel dreams of one day becoming a famous painter, while Arin longs for the stage and the spotlight. After getting news of their parents’ divorce, the sisters discover the mythical secrets of their family’s origin and are forced to choose: go with their Mother Athena, powerful royalty of the underworld, or their father Lucy a kind but humble man. Their choices send the two sisters down very different paths, and we follow both journeys as they navigate the dangerous, romantic, and magical consequences of their decision. With help from their animal companions, Burt and Melissa, Hazel and Arin will learn the power of family, love,…

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