Gary Lennon’s ‘Dates and Nuts’ Announces West Coast Premiere

Gary Lennon (Orange is the New Black) proudly announces the West Coast premiere of his sweet and crazy romantic comedy Dates and Nuts on May 31 at Bootleg Theater.  

Eve, an animal rights activist in Brooklyn searches for love in the dating jungle of New York City after just being dumped by her fiancé—for a man. Angry at the male species, she becomes increasingly frantic as she searches for Mr. Right.

“I was having a romantic comedy moment when I wrote this,” laughs Lennon, better known for grittier work. “I love writing female characters. All of us possess masculine and feminine characteristics, and Eve is a manifestation of me.”

Published by Samuel French, Dates and Nuts premiered in New York City, but Lennon has made changes for the Bootleg production. Wilson Milam (The Lieutenant of Inishmore [Broadway, RSC, Taper]) directs.

Runs 5/31-7/13 with certain dark days; generally 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. $20 Advance online purchase; $25 At door. $18 Seniors/Students with ID. Previews 5/29, 5/30.  Tickets/Information:  Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles  90057. (213) 389-3856.