All Is Fair (or) "Oblivion Wrought"
April 8 - April 24, 2016

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 8 pm
Sundays @ 7 pm

The Dorie Theatre at "The Complex"
6476 Santa Monica Bvd. 
 

Written and Directed by Reed Arnold
Artwork by Rosie Sinner
Set Design by Brian Cole

In "All Is Fair" (or, "Oblivion Wrought"), Heather (Sarah Johnston) and Dan (Reed Arnold), two promising accounting consultants in Chicago, spend long hours and late nights together working on their firm’s most challenging cases, trying to ignore the sparks that fly between them. But after Heather gets engaged to her long-term boyfriend, Pete, she and Dan finally acknowledge their mutual attraction and, instead of dismissing it, take an emotionally risky, professionally reckless, and morally fraught journey into the what-could-have-been, which (as it tends to) seeps into and infects the what-actually-is.

Stomaching the amused badgering of Dan’s soon-to-be-lawyer roommate Chris (Michael Minto), who is dealing with trust issues in his own relationship, and avoiding the suspicions of Vince (Ross Gallo), their boss “in title only,” the two find themselves spiraling down together in an affair neither thought themselves capable of, but finding a connection that might be worth holding on to. As Heather’s wedding day looms ever closer, they must make decisions about love and trust and pride and passion that will determine the course of their lives. 

This funny, though-provoking, heart-warming-and-wrenching play looks at the thornier side of the emotions and ethics of love, and asks what beautiful and brutal things will people do—and to whom—in its name. Because if it is indeed true that all is fair, then, in the end, nothing is.

Praise for Arnold's Previous Production:

"Laugh out loud funny, thoughtful, and extremely well-acted;" "excellent acting, intelligent dialogue, and entertaining story;" "Features excellent writing and witty ripostes"
--The Tolucan Times

"Full of dramatic tension and dumbfounding wit"
--EntertainmentVoice.com

    

"Reed Arnold is an extraordinary writer. He takes us effortlessly through these particular moments in the lives of these particular characters, and we believe them. I believed everything they said;" "I left the theatre smiling and wanting to see more"
--NohoArtsDistrict.com

 

"A great night of theatre. Wonderful writing, acting, and direction. So funny, and so endearing. They nailed it in every way."
--Hunt Lowry, producer 'The Last of the Mohicans,' 'A Time to Kill'