A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

Greenway Arts Alliance presents an out-of-the-ordinary theatrical experience, a humorous and lyrical tapestry of words, music, movement and quantum physics. Dan Berkowitz directs the world premiere of “Breathing Room” by playwright/composer Mary Lou Newmark, opening Oct. 3 and continuing through Oct. 25 at the Greenway Court Theatre.

Music, theater and science converge in Newmark’s newest performance piece. A science teacher with a mysterious past (Charles Reese) and a visual artist overwhelmed by life (Eileen T’Kaye) explore our modern culture of “technological vertigo” in a series of playful and intriguing scenes infused with music — played live at every performance by Newmark on her trademark neon-green electric violin.

An electric violinist, composer and poet, Newmark creates non-traditional compositions that bridge the gap between current trends in electronic music and the virtuosic violin techniques of the past. Her work incorporates live performance, original poetry and electronically generated sounds to create unique pieces that inhabit their own sound worlds. Like Newmark’s other works, Breathing Room is about transformation and connection.

Culture Spot LA readers can win a pair of tickets for the show on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. Email editor@culturespotla.com with “Breathing Room” in the subject line.

“Breathing Room” runs Oct. 3 through Oct. 25 at the Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax Ave., LA 90036. Show times are Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission, with reserved seats available for $35. To purchase tickets, call (323) 655-7679 x100 or visit www.greenwaycourttheatre.org/breathing-room/.