Date: October 2, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joan Lescot, Executive Producer
Additional Contact: Alice Ensor, Coordination Manager
“A simple story of love, belief and acceptance in Hell’s Kitchen”
Light Sensitive by Jim Geoghan
November 5th through December 18th
Opening on November 5th, the Theatre District is proud to present “Light Sensitive” by veteran
TV writer Jim Geoghan (Three’s Company, Family Matters, Kate & Allie, Silver Spoons and
Mama’s Family). The show will be directed by Artistic Director Macario Gaxiola. Performances
begin on Friday, November 5th and will continue through Saturday, December 18th, 2004.
Light Sensitive is a great holiday alternative! This heart-warming comedy-drama is a play that
takes place over the holidays, rather than a “holiday play”.
Light Sensitive is a simple story of love, belief and acceptance in Hell’s Kitchen. Thomas
Hanratty was once known as the “most feared white cab driver” in all of New York City.
After a freak accident which left him blind, he relies on his best friend Lou, for companionship
and support. When Lou takes a shot at making a life of his own, he finds a volunteer from the
Blind School to help take his place in Thomas’ life. Enter Edna, a first-time volunteer who
faces the challenge of befriending Tom, a proud man who doesn’t readily accept help. The
result is a battle of wills and wits that proves, once and for all, that beauty truly is in the eye
of the beholder and reminds us that our eyes can sometimes get in the way of our seeing.
In the role of Thomas Hanratty, veteran Theatre District Company member David Rousseve
reprises the role that he has portrayed in five prior productions of the show. The most recent
production having been a Los Angeles Times Critic’s Pick for The Theatre District in December
2000. Veteran character actor Jim O'Heir, plays Lou Demarco. Jim is a newcomer to The
Theatre District, but not to audiences. Jim’s television credits include Ed, Just Shoot Me,
The George Lopez Show, Dharma And Greg, Malcolm In The Middle, The Norm Show, Star
Trek Voyager, Diagnosis Murder, The Love Boat :The Next Wave, The Drew Carey Show
Third Rock From The Sun and ER, as well as the films Mimic 2, Strip Mall, In God We Trust,
Mr. Murder, and Harvey. Alice Ensor, a Founding Member of The Theatre District Company,
takes on the role of Edna Miles. This is Alice’s 15th production with Artistic Director Macario
Gaxiola, and 17th Theatre District collaboration. Two Blue Chairs will design the wonderfully
realistic set, and Extended Visions designs lighting.
Opening Night: Friday, November 5, 8:00 pm
Regular Performances: through December 18. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 pm and Sundays, 2 pm.
[NO EVENING PERFORMANCE ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13th due to Benefit Engagement]
Tickets: $15 for all shows. Group & Senior discounts are available.
Students (with valid ID) – Half price Friday and Sunday performances.
“Pay What You Can Performances” on Sunday, November 7th and Friday, November 12th.
THEATRE: 804 North El Centro, Hollywood, California, two blocks North of Melrose, One Block East of Vine
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