The Attic Collective brings its unique blend of whimsy, clowning and magical realism to Los Angeles audiences this February with its production of “I Decided I’m Fine: A Roach Play,” directed by Rosie Glen-Lambert. Written by The Attic Collective’s literary manager Veronica Tjioe and the company’s artistic director, Glen-Lambert, the play addresses hoarding, an American phenomenon, which is often stigmatized but rarely discussed.
After the sudden death of their infant child, Ellen and Stephen find themselves faced with the difficult task of moving on from the objects that remind them of the incident. For Ellen, this proves to be too overwhelming a task, leading to years of compulsive accumulation. Juxtaposed with the play’s realism is a second layer of the play which utilizes clowning and comedy to steer the audience through the many different ways hoarding is perceived and portrayed in society.
Culture Spot LA readers can win a pair of tickets to the show this weekend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Roach Play” in the subject line and indicate your choice of performance (Feb. 14, 15 or 16).
Friday, Feb. 7 – Sunday, March 1
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 6 p.m.
Studio/Stage, 520 N. Western Ave., LA 90004
General admission: $25
VIP (includes preferential, central seating and one free drink at the bar): $35