jeudi 15 septembre 2016

NEW Play: Honey LaBrea — The Lonely Thetan (re: Scientology)

NEW Play: Honey LaBrea — The Lonely Thetan (re: Scientology).

Tony Ortega has the story.

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Funny new play about Scientology getting a reading

Last year during our book tour we got to know Jacques Lamarre, who set up our appearance at Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut. The result? One of the better stops on our tour, which featured us being interviewed by our friend, cartoonist Tom Tomorrow.

Anyway, during our stop in Hartford we learned not only that Jacques was a great admirer of all things Mark Twain, he was also an ardent Scientology watcher as well as a playwright. He shared with us his latest work: a very funny send-up of the church he’d written featuring a colorful character he named Honey LaBrea.

If you happen to be in the Hartford area, we’d recommend attending as “Honey LaBrea — The Lonely Thetan” gets a public reading at the Playhouse on Park in West Hartford on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:30 pm.

As the play’s description promises, “Discover how hard it is to go Clear when you have a dirty mind!”

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Playhouse on the Park

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is an exciting artistic endeavor for Playhouse on Park. Our mission is to develop and produce original plays and musicals, to foster emerging and established playwrights, and to become a leader in new play development. We aim to help establish the Greater Hartford Area as a premiere destination for the cultivation and exploration of innovative theatrical work.

A reading of a new play by professional actors; a talk back following the reading with with the playwright, the cast and the director; and opportunity for audiences members to complete a response card pertaining to the play/musical.

September 27, 2016

HONEY LaBREA - The Lonely Thetan

A New Comedy by Jacques Lamarre

Starring local cable access mega-celebrity Marsha Howard Karp

Scienomics: Valid religion, self-help technology, or insidious cult? For washed-up Hollywood has-been Honey LaBrea, L.Ron Hubbard's church promises career rejuvenation in a spa-like atmosphere... or does it? Follow Honey's adventures as she goes deeper into the church than anyone thought possible and discover how hard it is to go clear when you have a dirty mind.

The latest comedy by Jacques Lamarre, author of I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, Born Fat and writer for Christmas on the Rocks and drag superstar Varla Jean Merman.


JACQUES LAMARRE adapted Giulia Melucci's memoir I Loved, I Lost I Made Spaghetti for TheaterWorks Hartford in 2012. It was produced subsequently at George Street, Asolo Rep, Seven Angels, Florida Rep, Half Moon, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Hangar Theatre. The play will be making its Massachusetts and Maine premieres in Summer 2017. His follow-up play Born Fat was workshopped at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in 2015 and premiered at Seven Angels in 2016. The show made its New York premiere at the Midtown International Theatre Festival this July.

This summer marked the debut of A Little White Music - A Honky Hit Parade, his 13th annual collaboration with drag superstar Varla Jean Merman. For Playhouse on Park, Jacques has participated in three "Play in a Day" events, creating such forgettable classics as The Hillbilly, Death Comes to Savannah, and Poussez (*Poo-Say). Upcoming: a featured role in Anne Cubberly's Nightfall, the workshop premiere of Save the Robots - A Sci-Fi Musical Comedy (book co-writer) for the Midtown International Theatre Festival, the return of Christmas on the Rocks (for which he contributed "Merry Christmas, Blockhead"), and the world premiere of his latest comedy Raging Skillet at TheaterWorks in Summer 2017. For a more exhausting look at his accomplishments, visit

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NEW Play: Honey LaBrea — The Lonely Thetan (re: Scientology)

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