Action! Theatre Company, a theatrical group based in Los Angeles, is currently performing an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five. The show, which stars Don Schlossman as Billy Pilgrim and Lily Vonnegut as Montana Wildhack, is nearing the end of its run at the Studio Stage Theatre in LA. Adapted by Eric Simonson, the play stays true to the novel, presenting the fractured timeline of Billy Pilgrim as he travels between Dresden, Ilium and the Planet Tralfamadore.
Reviews of Simonson’s Slaughterhouse Five have been on the whole positive. However, Neal Weaver of BackStage.com has noted that the expansive subject matter of Vonnegut’s novel does put some “strain” on the play, observing that Simonson’s adaptation is an “ambitious project, but it's only partially successful.” The play is scheduled for a further three shows, before it ends on October 23rd. Tickets are priced at $22, with concessions at $15, and can be purchased from BrownPaperTickets.com.