FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 9, 2007
NIKKI ANN PR Riprap Studio Theatre
CONTACT: NICOLE ELIEFF 5755 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(310) 927-7959 NIKKIANNPR@GMAIL.COM
Tickets: (818) 990-7498
ECCENTRIC, a two act stage play by ERNEST HEMMINGS
makes for a hot, hot, steamy, summer in the valley!!
Cancer Survivor and Theatre Owner Sandra Nutt is Keeping Theatre Alive Through Television!
ECCENTRIC is the first selection for stage production chosen on unique weekly TV broadcast
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA JULY 9, 2007 - RIPRAP ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION celebrates its 52nd
week on TV on independent station KVMD TV, in southern CA with the selection and production of the
two-act stage play ECCENTRIC, written by Ernest Hemmings of Las Vegas, Nevada. West coast
premiere at Riprap Studio Theatre in NoHo, CA July 12, 2007 – August 12, 2007. A unique TV concept
inviting viewers into the process of theatre and making opportunities for exposure for writers world-wide.
Producer Sandra Maria Nutt, sifts through dozens of submissions every month and then makes the
process public in a unique half hour broadcast featuring the entertaining segment SCRIPT ANALYSIS
where judges, RACHEL SORSA KHOURY and DONACO SMYTH, discuss and critique submissions for
consideration for possible production while educating the general public about the writing process and
giving writers world wide actionable, positive critique and feedback and an opportunity to be produced in
Hollywood. Established in 1999, submitting was and is FREE.
RIPRAP’S first selection is ECCENTRIC, a dark, satirical comedy. An immorality, morality farce. So
sexually charged it will leave you breathless. ECCENTRIC follows the two lead characters Chris and
Joan on a quest for a threesome, encouraged by their “how-to” book “THREE THE HARD WAY.” The
adventure devolves into miserable consequences and a darkly raucous attempt to cover up the dirty deed.
ERNEST HEMMINGS/Playwright – founder/director of Test Market in Las Vegas and writer of The Human
Zoo in Cleveland, OH. ECCENTRIC was developed under Ramco Laboratories (Cleveland, OH) and Test
Market Theater Group and ran successfully for two months at the SEAT (Social Experimentation and
Absurd Theater) in Las Vegas, produced in part by Test Market Theater Group and SEAT.
This is the first production at Riprap Studio Theatre since Sandy was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in
2005. Due to complications and a clipped vocal chord, she had a second surgery for a tracheotomy and
was not guaranteed that she would ever regain her speaking voice. ECCENTRIC is a celebration of
Sandy’s miraculous recovery and her return to stage production. She will celebrate with FRIENDS NIGHT
July 12, 2007, a FREE NIGHT for those who RSVP to: (818) 990-7498 or email
THE CAST is wickedly talented and exceptionally stunning: Shirly Brener (Israeli TV star, "Employee of
the Month" starring Jessica Simpson, "Bill"- starring Jessica Alba, Shirly also a producer and Israeli TV
host) James Thomas Gilbert (America’s Most Wanted), Rachel Sorsa Khoury (Judge on RETV,
star of cult feature hit Psychopathia Sexualis), Shiloh Jubilee (Twelfth Night, Othello), and Carley
Marcelle (Uncle Nino). David L. Stewart, Artistic Director of the theatre since inception in 1999 directs.
90 minutes with a ten minute intermission. July 12, 2007 - August 12, 2007. Thurs.-Sat. 8PM; Sunday 7PM. TICKETS
are $18.00. Available online now. PREVIEWS half price at $9.00. PREVIEWS: July 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20. The show
OPENS Saturday July 21, 2007. Discounts available for Seniors, Groups and Students. Theatre: (818) 990-7498.
Groups call NIKKI ANN PR at: (310) 927-7959. http://www.riprapentertain.com/tickets.html
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