Between Us Chickens is part of South Coast Repertorys Studio Series, but unlike the other performanceswhich are guest stints from outside groups presented by the companyits a production from SCR itself. Specifically, its a play that debuted last year with a reading at SCRs Pacific Playwrights Festival. Though Brooklyn-based playwright Sofia Alvarez may live on the opposite coast, this play is definitely SoCal-focused, telling the story of two girls (one a homebody harboring a secret, the other a party girl) new to Los Angeles. That alone may be a transformative experience worthy of dramatization, but a mysterious, couch-surfing scoundrel (a breed familiar to Southern Californians) enters their lives and shakes things up even further, especially for that secretive homebody.
Fridays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Starts: March 25. Continues through April 3, 2011