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Jack Lightsy Brings New Play To L.A. Theater Scene

Categories // LA Focus, Entertainment Monday, 05 January 2015

Jack Lightsy Brings New Play To L.A. Theater Scene

Opening February 13 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Jack Lightsy’s new stage play “Captured By The Game” hits the LA theatre scene with a sparkling cast and a fun theme.

“It’s a hilariously funny, but realistic representation of how we work through moral boundaries, and the emotional highs and lows during the dating process,” Jack Lightsy, director and writer, says.

The comedy, featuring original songs also written by Lightsy, follows Oliver, a self-made successful businessman and reformed hustler, who has his sights on Sister Sheila, a streetwise, but Godly woman with a “there’s good in everybody” mentality, who runs an outreach center.

The play stars Claudette Ortiz, a singer known for “R&B Divas: L.A.” and “The Voice” finalist, Jesse Campbell, will play the hustler.

“Because I’m a faith based person, I want the play to be funny but also thought provoking entertainment,” he said. “I want the audience to laugh but also to think.”

The cast includes two actors who are staples in his numerous theater plays, Kente Scott and Sonya Shepherd. “They are phenomenally funny,” he added.

Lightsy, a former actor and musician (48 Hrs, Knots Landing) turned writer/director and philanthropist, founded his own production company Jack Lightsy Productions, and has since written and put on critically acclaimed community theater plays, from “Soul’d Out” to “God, I Thought You Knew Me.”

“Captured By The Game” opens on February 13th through the 15th at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre. Tickets can be bought at JackLightsyProductions.com and the Wilshire Ebell Box Office.

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