SPEED BUMP is a topical comedy about two lifelong friends whose relationship starts to unravel because of an impending installation of a speed bump on their street. It’s an adult coming-of-age story about the literal and figurative barriers that currently divide our neighborhoods, our cities, and our country. Is the safety of the community more important than the freedom of the individual? Who's more self-involved: People who have kids, or people who don't? And: Is an adult who collects vintage toys really sad or really cool? SPEED BUMP is an illuminating look at both sides of all these contentious questions, and no matter where you stand, the conclusion will surprise you.
Written by Jay Martel [Emmy®, Peabody®, WGA, and American Comedy Award winner for his work writing and producing TV and film and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker] SPEED BUMP is performed by Martel and John Lehr, two Los Angeles entertainment industry lifers who’ve been friends and neighbors for 15 years in the shadow of the Hollywood sign. Together, they have been performing their 2-man, 1-hour'ish pop-up play, an immersive theatrical experience, in people’s backyards over the past year. These two give a voice [of hilarity] to emotions, personal, and social issues that we don’t always expect to hear men share “out loud.”
2 performances scheduled, April 21 and 22 both at 8pm.