Between Us Chickens

South Coast Repertory

 Between Us Chickens is part of South Coast Repertory’s “Studio Series,” but unlike the other performances—which are guest stints from outside groups presented by the company—it’s a production from SCR itself. Specifically, it’s a play that debuted last year with a reading at SCR’s 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