Actors at Play: Beware Of Cupid

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Actors at Play present the world premiere of an original Valentine’s Day show titled BEWARE OF CUPID.

BEWARE OF CUPID is a unique theatrical production centered on Valentine’s Day, presenting stories based on love and other matters of the heart. The various pieces explore and ultimately celebrate relationships in all their different manifestations. Opening on February 5 and running through February 21, 2010 at The Actor’s Playpen (1514 N Gardner Street, Los Angeles, CA 90046), this show is the inaugural production for Actors at Play and is directed by Julia Cho and Benjamin Kim.

"BEWARE OF CUPID deals with the different aspects and stages of love through a collection of original scenes and monologues... falling in love for the first time, struggling to make a relationship work, getting over the one that got away,” says producer and director Julia Cho. “All of the material is written and developed by the cast, offering the distinct perspective of those who are too old to believe in fairy tales but not yet ready to give up on true love."

The cast includes Jason Rogel (Splinterheads w/ Christopher McDonald, Lea Thompson and Rachael Taylor, Dexter, Bones, The Office), Julia Cho (Eating Out: All You Can Eat, Disney XD’s I’m In the Band), Benjamin Kim (SyFy’s CHA$E), Lynnette Li (Octomom! The Musical), Sandy Yu (recently seen in Company of Angel’s The Ghost Building), Jared Asato, Sara Ceballos, and Chris Miyasaki.

Julia Cho assembled Actors at Play in an effort to work with like-minded fellow actors to create a fun and moving experience for both the performers and audience members alike. “I believe theatre can and should be accessible and relatable, especially to younger people. I felt the need to produce this show and luckily I was surrounded by people who were incredibly supportive, excited and wanted to take this on with me," says Cho.

BEWARE OF CUPID runs February 5 through February 21, 2010 at The Actor’s Playpen (1514 N Gardner Street, Los Angeles, CA 90046). Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm. General admission is $14; opening night (including a post-show reception) is $20 per patron. Tickets may be purchased at or (800) 838-3006.
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