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Candyce Columbus
LA Theater Examiner

August 3, 2011 - Like this?

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Presented by Bandana Pictures & Olive Arts Present three performances of Snapshots by Barbara Lindsay Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 5-7 as a Hollywood benefit for Penny Lane.

Directed by Danny Naten

The show features Ali Kendall, Andrew Benne, April Matson,Austin Hebert, Brian Scannell, David Shackelford, Jaimie Alexander, Martin McSweeney, Paul Respass, Sheryl Dramer, Tara Jane and Vince Lozano. Snapshots is a collection of inter-locking "slice of life" stories that take on the human condition with great insight and ironic wit.

Penny Lane services include residential treatment, foster care, adoption service, an on-site special education school, outpatient mental health service and Transitional Housing for Emancipated Foster youth.

Penny Lane Center is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization founded in 1969 to serve a handful of abused teenage girls. Since that time, Penny Lane program and services have expanded to serve the thousands of children, youth, and families each year.

There will also be an opportunity chance drawing. All proceeds from tickets and raffle go to Penny Lane.

Snapshots performs 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6 and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, August 7. Tickets are $20.

Actor’s Workout Studio is located at 4735 Lankershim Blvd, in North Hollywood, CA  91602. Street parking and metered parking (free after 6 p.m. & free all day Sunday).

In the early 90’sDanny Naten worked as Executive Asst to Ed. Weinberger creator of Taxi and The Cosby Show. “That was film school for me I inhaled everything while I was there”.

He left there to act and has worked in several films, such as Love Hollywood Style and the critically acclaimed movie What Doesn’t Kill You with Brian Goodman, Ethan Hawk and Mark Ruffalo. As a writer and director Danny wrote and directed the independent dark comedy Black Russian and the award winning Holocaust documentary The Klara Wizel Story. I always saw Snapshots as a great opportunity to work with really talented actors who work a lot and love the stage but might not have the time to do a long play run. Snapshots is structured so you can do both. It’s very actor friendly that way.

“Now is the time for me to be generous, that chance may not be here tomorrow… Penny Lane is that opportunity.”

Thank you all for your generosity,
Danny Naten

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