Melissa Arctic

MelissaArctic website key art - new


LA TIMES CRITICS CHOICE! “A charming and hauntingly beautiful production. A stunningly immersive visual realm. A well-acted portrait of destructive jealousy and healing compassion.” – LA Times    Click here for the complete review


West Coast Premiere Play

A Play with Songs
By Craig Wright
Directed by Scott Alan Smith
The Road on Magnolia
Now playing through Nov 15, 2014


The Road on Magnolia
10747 Magnolia Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601


Tom Musgrave, Coronado Romero, Laurie Okin, Brian M. Cole, Elizabeth Sampson, Michael Dempsey, Joe Hart, Lockne O’Brien, Hannah Mae Sturges, Alexa Hodzic, Samantha Salamoff, Danny Webber


Set-Desma Murphy; Lights-Derrick McDaniel; Sound-David B. Marling; Projections-Kaitlyn Pietras; Costumes-Mary Jane Miller; Asst. Costume-TJ McNeill; Props-Heather Gonzalez; Stage Manager-Maurie Gonzalez; Assisntant Director-Darryl Johnson; 2nd Assistant Director-Michael Thomas-Visgar


Loosely based on Shakespeare’s “A Winter’s Tale,” MELISSA ARCTIC is a fiercely dramatic and delightfully romantic play with songs. Two old childhood friends are separated by fear and mistrust until tragedy strikes, setting into motion a series of choices and coincidences that reveal, as one character says, “There are forces at work.” Winner of Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, this magical story of art, redemption and love is the Road’s latest collaboration with Craig Wright (TV’s Tyrant, Six Feet Under, Lost, United States of Tara, and more).


“If you are looking for magic, excellent performances, beautiful storytelling and a reason to get out your handkerchiefs, then look no further.  I thoroughly recommend Melissa Arctic, this was the first play I have seen by The Road Theatre Company, and I am determined that it be the first of many!” –

“WOW!  An enchanting theatre production that any theatre lover could possibly wish for.” –