THE END TIMES

by: JESSE MU-EN SHAO
directed by: Jon Lawrence Rivera
"... marks the first co-production between Playwrights' Arena and Skylight Theatre Company, two long-established companies known for championing new works. They have backed a winner in Shao’s provocative and timely play, which has been directed by Playwrights’ Arena founder Jon Lawrence Rivera, whose deft and harrowing staging is further buoyed by exceptional design elements and a youthfully fervent cast." LA Times CRITICS CHOICE
CRITIC'S CHOICE - LA TIMES

A WORLD PREMIERE PLAY co-produced with Skylight Theatre Company

Enter the world of a religious cult. Dare to ask the questions you haven’t asked, to discover the truths that shatter your beliefs. Who do you turn to then? Born and raised in the Lord’s Restoration, Tim, has always been a devout follower of the ministry. He is young, loyal, and a true believer. However, after his best friend Evan is cast out of the Church, Tim’s life slowly unravels as he begins to question the foundations of his faith

  • GRIPPING, COMPELLING and ABSORBING... Excellent performances ReviewPlays
  • RECOMMENDED & TOP TEN! - Delivers authenticity, POWERFUL PERFORMANCES and food for thought Stage Raw
  • WELL DONE! DISTURBING and impactful.
    A psychological drama that has you sitting ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT until the very end. Discover Hollywood
  • GO! - COMPELLING... a lean narrative enriched with well-grounded performances! LA Weekly
  • Starring: Christian T. Chan, Nick Cimiluca, Matt Pascua, Alexander Pimentel, Mariah Robinson and Joe Spano as Nelson
  • Scenic Designer: Christopher Scott Murillo
  • costume designer: Mylette Nora
  • Projection Designer: Lily Bartenstein
  • lighting designer: McLeod Benson
  • Sound Designer: Phill Driscoll
  • casting director: Raul Clayton Staggs
  • stage manager: John Freeland, Jr.
  • production stage manager: Christopher Hoffman

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