The Curse of the Lake House is a one-act, anthology-style play by Michael Grover about family, relationships, and a lake house. 8 individual stories, The Curse of The Lake House is a dark comedy that follows two families over 450 years as they try to shake the curse that haunts them.
About Alexander Hathaway British Actor, Equity Ambassador for the Los Angeles Network, Patron of the Kent Youth Theatre. Classic car enthusiast, presenter and occasional carpenter. Alexander has a long career in Film, TV and Theatre. He is an experienced voice actor and he is also attached to star in some exciting TV projects filming in the USA. www.lexhathaway.com
About Emma Palzere-Rae Emma Palzere-Rae is a theater artist who believes in possibility and the healing power of the arts. Actor, writer, director, producer at Be Well Productions. Based in New London, CT it's been great to Zoom with colleagues across the US.
About Lauren Smerkanich Lauren Smerkanich is a playwright and director based in Los Angeles. Favorite recent projects include Smile for Me (playwright), an excerpt of which was read as part of The Echo Theater Company's Never Lost Playreading Series, and Poor Clare (Assistant Director), also at The Echo.
About Richard Bischoff Richard Bischoff lives in San Jose (perhaps you know the way there)? He’s appeared in or worked on "The Pursuit of Happyness," "America’s Most Wanted," "The Rock," "Flubber," "Nine Months," national commercials, and theatre, including "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown," "Jeffrey," and "Execution of Justice". His last "real" audition was for a print advertisement as an overweight diabetic taking a walk. He’s available and works well with others, when he’s not working as a Japanese sake professional. His website is: www.richardbischoff.net.
About Gary Klavans Gary J. Klavans is no stranger to conflicts with 'Alexa' and was thrilled when he received this opportunity to read The Curse of The Lake House from Michael, or was it an 'artificial intelligent' Michael? Gary is originally from Massachusetts, a Graduate of Emerson College, Boston, and currently an LA transplant. He is an award winning film maker - Actor/Writer and now producer. Looking for a better cup of coffee, and the opportunity to do more work like Michael’s.
About Michael Grover Michael Grover has been acting since 3pm this afternoon. He has been writing plays even longer. His next play is a whimsical farce that takes place in an English town in the 1560's. Or, does it?
This is a work of fiction. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, is purely coincidental.
About The Curse of the Lake House
The Curse of the Lake House is a new, one-act play about life, relationships, and a lake house. Written by playwright Michael Grover, Presented as 9 individual stories, The Curse of The Lake House is a dark comedy that follows two families over 450 years as they try to shake the curse that haunts them.
In an effort to improve the script, over the course of three months, 24 people gathered via Zoom to record video readings of the 8 scenes that make up the one-act play. The entire play reading has been edited with sound effects and imagery as well as original music by Leandro Ribeiro, and is available for viewing.
In keeping with the spirit of script-improvement, viewers are asked to give feedback on the play through a form or to contact the playwright directly.
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"6am? I've heard of it but I don't think I've ever seen it."
Kathleen Stueck as Martha Wellman Abbott in The Curse of the Lake House
"...and suddenly you say the wrong thing, do the wrong thing, and she takes...I don’t know...let’s just say this ax... And she plants it firmly in your skull." Ellie Fitzgerald as Stephanie Wellman in The Curse of the Lake House