An Interview With LA’s Newest Playwright, Texas-Native Jon Christie


Pictured: Los Angeles playwright Jon Christie, third from right, shares the spotlight with some of his cast members at Flight Theater at The Complex.

Whenever one thinks of notable playwrights, the eminent grand master of them all, William Shakespeare, invariably dominates thought patterns. Taking a giant step forward into the 20th Century, such illustrious names as Tennessee Williams (“A Streetcar Named Desire”), David Mamet (“Glengarry Glen Ross”) and Neil Simon (“Lost in Yonkers”) take center stage in the temporal lobes.

And if Los Angeles’ newest playwright, Jon Christie, has his way, his name could be included among the company of greats one day as the Texas native’s seeks to carve his niche into the entertainment capital of the world where dreams do come true.

This 21st Century aspiration is a reachable one for Christie, a penetrating mind whose play, “The Exotic Flavors of Bradley Copperfield,” is currently in its inaugural run at Flight Theater at The Complex through June 2.

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