Thriller "Veronica'­s Room" in Hollywood.

Overview: We'll meet at The Underground Theatre, located at [masked] N. Wilton Place, to see Ira Levin's terrifying play "Veronica's room." The play starts at 8pm but I recommend you arrive by at least 7:45pm as small theaters generally have open seating and doors could well be open by then (if not earlier). After the play, the STELA group will gather outside the theater, and then go the short (~0.2 miles) distance to Denny's, located at 5751 Sunset Boulevard, for some post-play discussion.

PLEASE don't RSVP 'Yes' unless you intend to purchase a ticket immediately; also, please make sure there are still spots left before you purchase your ticket.

For those on the waiting list: everyone on the 'attending' list has confirmed they have a ticket and are definitely coming :(  I'm sorry for the disappointment, but hopefully we'll see you at a future event!

PLEASE NOTE: I'll be at the theater by 7:30, so please look for me (in my black and white striped scarf!) and say hi before the play begins :-)

The play: "Veronica's Room" starts at 8pm but I recommend you arrive by at least 7:45pm (see above for why). Ira Levin is best known for writing The Boys from Brazil, Stepford Wives, and Rosemary's Baby. But Levin also turned his imagination to the stage and Veronica's Room, a terrifying play at the Underground Theatre, is among the darkest of all his efforts. Invited to a crumbling mansion by its charming Irish caretakers, Susan, a young co-ed, is met with an usual request. Since she strongly resembles "Veronica," the long-dead relative of the mansion's current owner, could she possibly visit Veronica's room and try on some of her clothes? The caretakers convince Susan that the sight of "Veronica" alive again might soothe their employer, an elderly woman afflicted with dementia. But a compassionate-sounding request masks a fiendish plot with hellish consequences Susan might never escape. Goldstar members gave this production great reviews.

After the show: The Small Theater Enthusiasts will gather outside the theatre before going the short (~0.2miles) distance to the Denny's located at 5751 Sunset Boulevard, where we'll get to know each other as we discuss the play.

Tickets: Full price tickets cost $20 + $1.69 fees via Brown Paper Tickets (please select the correct date before purchasing!) LA Stage Alliance tickets appear to have run out. Goldstar tickets had run out when I last checked, but they sometimes add more.

Parking: Street. Please leave enough time for parking, and as always, please check all posted signs before leaving your car!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Acting was great! I've read many books by Levin and though I enjoyed this, I did find it a bit dated (though set charmingly in '73) as to the way the plot is developed. Levin was kind of taking mental illness and extending it to explain almost anything that a human can do, which is interesting, but I think more of a 70's/80's idea. It was creepy!

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Debbie

    A creepy good time. Ha, ha.

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Jessica

    On the fence about the play, but definitely enjoyed the get-together overall. Well done Claire!

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Wendy

    Very fun!

    2 · March 30, 2013

  • G L.

    good over all, a bit slow in spots.

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey all, I have an extra ticket for tonight and cannot go. Does anyone know someone who can use it? My phone number is[masked]

    March 29, 2013

  • ellen

    Thanks Ksenia...if you want to pay for the ticket I appreciate that. You can give the money to Claire and I will get it another time. I know you will enjoy this performance...it has gotten many raves.

    Ellen

    March 29, 2013

  • ellen

    Sorry but must cancel for tonight. Please someone use my ticket. It is at will call.

    March 29, 2013

    • Ksenia

      I'd like to use the ticket if possible. Would be glad to pay you for it. Lmk how would be best to arrange pick up and payment.

      1 · March 29, 2013

  • ellen

    addendum...Claire can pick up my ticket at will call so someone can use it.

    March 29, 2013

  • Ksenia

    I'd love to join but the tix are sold out. Might try to go there and get one at the door.

    March 28, 2013

  • Michael and Barbara G.

    We did see Veronica's Room on Friday, March 22nd and it was GREAT!

    March 25, 2013

  • Michael and Barbara G.

    It's our anniversary day- Play does sound terrific!

    1 · March 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      How sweet!

      1 · March 17, 2013

  • Steve B.

    Whoops, I didn't see that this meetup was full, and bought a ticket. See all there, if only in passing!

    March 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey, Steve! you might not be included in the "offiical" group but please do introduce yourself to me. See you there ~

      March 17, 2013

  • Debbie

    Have my ticket already

    1 · March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      See you there, Debbie :)

      1 · March 16, 2013

  • Claire N.

    After MUCH thought, I've decided we can't start running duplicate events (specially not on the same night) whenever we have a big waiting list - it's too hard to organize, AND it sets a bad precedent (e.g. puts pressure on event hosts to keep doing it). However, tickets are starting to run out, so it's important we know who's definitely coming to this event! I've therefore asked everyone on the 'attending' list to email me IF THEY HAVE THEIR TICKET. If I haven't heard from them by Tuesday evening (March 19th) I will change their RSVP to 'No' and thus allow someone to be promoted off the waiting list, giving them a chance to purchase a ticket before they run out. Hopefully that sounds fair to everyone.

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • Wendy

    I'm afraid I agree with you, Claire. I am a bit overwhelmed by the large numbers of people

    March 14, 2013

  • Claire N.

    I would love to say I'll open this up to more people, but to be honest the larger events are quite tiring for the host (and overall I think are less satisfying for the group, too) so I would like to encourage more people to act as event hosts for smaller groups from on. On that note, if someone on the waiting list would like to host an event to see the same show on a different night - or [if you already have your ticket!] to see it on the same night, but taking FULL RESPONSIBILITY for the 10 people in YOUR group :-) - that would be fine with me. Just email me via the website!

    March 13, 2013

  • caryn k.

    Thank You

    March 12, 2013

  • ellen

    Have my ticket.

    1 · March 11, 2013

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