‘It’s Time,’ Wouldn’t You Say?

Judith BorneA&E, TheatreLeave a Comment

Ruskin Group Theatre at the Santa Monica Airport. Photo: Engine28 Blog

It’s Time, which opens a six-week run at the Ruskin Group Theatre, Santa Monica, on Oct. 21, originated from Paul Linke’s true story Time Flies When You’re Alive, an HBO Showcase.

This journey celebrates the paths we choose in life and the resilience of a young family, once broken, living in Los Angeles.

Created by the award-winning writer/performer Mr. Linke, it gives audiences a look at how a once-lost young man found his way to success by taking a chance and grabbing at the opportunities that he saw around him.

“Paul’s story is a wonderful reminder to all of us, that even when you think the world’s got you beat, just hang onto something you are passionate about and something good will come of it. It’s about not quitting a second before the miracle happens,” says producer Michael Myers.

Mr. Linke earned a Drama Desk and Outer Critic’s Circle Award nomination for Save It For The Stage – The Life of Reilly (which he co-wrote and directed) starring comic legend Charles Nelson Reilly at the Irish Rep, in New York City. He co-founded the Garden Theatre Festival (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award) and was a member of the Company Theatre.

Mr. Linke was the original artistic director/founder of the Powerhouse Theatre in Santa Monica where he created his celebrated play Time Flies When You’re Alive, later filmed as an HBO Showcase special and nominated for a Cable Ace Award. He continued his autobiographical solo work with Life After Time, which premiered at the Pasadena Playhouse.

Mr. Reilly directed the third installment of Mr. Linke’s Time Trilogy, Father Time, at the Pacific Resident Theatre.
It’s Time runs on Fridays at 8, Saturdays at 5 and Sundays at 2 through Dec. 4 at the Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., Santa Monica.

Tickets are $25 ($20 for students, seniors, and guild members). They may be purchased in advance by calling 310. 397.3244 or online at www.ruskingrouptheatre.com. Ample free parking available. Facebook.com/RuskinGroupTheatre

Ms. Borne may be contacted at judith@borneidentities.com

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