Date: January 24, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joan Lescot, Executive Producer
Additional Contact: Alice Ensor, Coordination Manager
Light Sensitive by Jim Geoghan EXTENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY 26th At The Theatre District
Theatre District is proud to announce that “Light Sensitive” by veteran playwright Jim Geoghan
(see About the Author) will extend its current production run through February 26, 2005.
LA Weekly Recommended – 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.
The show is directed by Artistic Director Macario Gaxiola. The cast includes Theatre District
Company members David Rousseve, Jim O’Heir and Alice Ensor. Two Blue Chairs designs
the wonderfully realistic set, and Extended Visions designs lighting.
Original extended run continues through: Saturday, January 29, 2005.
Extension Performances: begin Friday, February 4th and will continue through Saturday,
February, 26, 2005. Show times are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday
afternoons at 2 p.m. Please note that there will be no show on Sunday, February 6th.
Tickets: $15 for all shows. Group & Senior discounts are available.
Students (with valid ID) – Half price Friday and Sunday performances.
THEATRE: 804 North El Centro, Hollywood, California, two blocks North of Melrose,
One Block East of Vine
About the Author
Jim’s critically acclaimed “Only Kidding” opened at the American Jewish Theater in New York
in 1988 to rave reviews and promptly moved uptown to the Westside Arts Theater where it ran
off-Broadway for 500 performances. The play was nominated for two Drama Desk Awards
including Outstanding New Play, was published by Samuel French, was bought by Home Box
Office and has been produced at regional theaters across the country including the Cleveland
Playhouse, the Asolo in Florida, the Odyssey in Los Angeles, the Kennedy Center and the
“Light Sensitive” premiered at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego and the Wisdom Bridge
Theater in Chicago in November of 1993. The play was nominated for the coveted Jefferson
Theater Award in Chicago. Various productions of “Light Sensitive” in southern California
have gathered a total of thirteen Drama-Logue Awards and five Dean Goodman Choice Awards in
San Francisco. “Light Sensitive,” also published by Samuel French, has recently been optioned
for it’s Broadway premiere.
“The King of City Island” opened simultaneously at the San Jose Stage Company and Theatre
East in Los Angeles to strong reviews in the spring of 2000 and has been published by Great
Jones Press. Jim has also been commissioned twice by the Actor’s Theater of Louisville and
has been published by Panjandrum Press (Best One Act Plays) and by Great Jones
Press (Love in the Afternoon). Jim has written the book and lyrics to his first musical “UG”
(music by Rick Rhodes, a seven time Emmy winner.) “UG” participated in the Festival of
New Works held by the National Association of Musical Theatres in New York in September
of 2001 and had it’s world premiere at the San Jose Stage Company June 5, 2004. He has
also recently completed the book of the musical “Last Dance” based on the life and songs of
Paul Jabara (Last Dance, It’s Raining Men, Enough is Enough) and the book to “Behind the
Limelight” (music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis) a musical based on the
life of Charlie Chaplin for the Schubert Organization.
Jim has written the book for “Beehive on Broadway” a celebration of sixties girl group songs
scheduled to open on Broadway this summer. Debbie Allen will direct.
Contact: Bill Craver, Paradigm, New York
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