Company of Angels Presents Chasing Monsters, Opening May 15, 2010

Trapped in a gritty urban landscape, a dysfunctional family is forced to confront a deep, intergenerational crisis that cuts to the heart of self-loathing, addiction and sibling rivalry.

Los Angeles, CA, April 21, 2010 --( Company of Angels, Los Angeles’ oldest non-profit repertory theater, will present Gabriel Rivas Gomez’ drama, Chasing Monsters, a contemporary tale that painfully illustrates how the sins of the father can find deep roots in one, wayward son. The play opens on Friday, May 15 inside The Black Box at The Alexandria, 501 S. Spring Street, 3rd Floor, in Downtown Los Angeles for a five-week run ending Sunday, June 13. Performances on Fridays and Saturdays are at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. General ticket price is $20 and can be purchased through the Company of Angels website:

Chasing Monsters offers an unforgiving look at a dysfunctional family in a crisis. Trapped in a gritty urban landscape, Dominic’s working class family must confront the disease that tears them to pieces. “Gabriel Rivas Gomez is a fresh, young theatrical voice, and his graphic play offers a new and unflinching look at the old, epic tale found within painful modern-day relationships,” said Marlene Forte, the company’s co-artistic director.

Richard Azurdia, Deborah Geer, Xavi Moreno, Natalya Oliver, Monica Sanchez, Tamika Simpkins, and Carolyn Zeller star in this production, which is directed by Armando Molina, Company of Angel’s artistic director.

The playwright, Gabriel Rivas Gomez received his MFA in Dramatic Writing from the University of Southern California in 2007. Mr. Gomez currently teaches English composition at local community colleges. His second play, “Circus Ugly,” was showcased in USC’s “Under Construction” series.

Company of Angels is located Inside The Black Box at the Alexandria, 501 S. Spring Street, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Founded in 1959 as an artists’ cooperative, the company celebrated its 50th anniversary in October 2009. The company produces works that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles and the issues that confront Angelinos. The company accepts original material for first-run production and fosters staged readings and workshops on a regular basis.

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