By Martin Foreman
Featuring Robin Holden, Carolyn Lyster, John Vernon
Director Emma King-Farlow
Theatre production available for revival
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The Stories

Los Feliz

Robin Holden

A salesman in a Los Angeles diner strikes up a conversation. Which freeway to take when you're crossing the urban sprawl? He's the man to tell you. He knows the streets of LA like the back of his hand - and on one of those streets he met the woman of his dreams.
Read a piece by The HumanIZ inspired by Los Feliz here. Warning! Not a review and has spoilers - only read if you've seen the show or read the book.
Ben and Joe's

John Vernon

In a bar in the San Fernando Valley a group of older men pass each lazy afternoon, shooting the breeze, watching television and flirting with the bartender. Life is quiet but life is good, until one day, a young man enters.

Carolyn Lyster

In the Cascade Mountains of Northern California a grandmother watches the sunset, her husband by her side. As the colours in the sky change, she remembers their first date, the man he was and the life they had together.

Pictures on this page by Lauren Wright
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"Sometimes you talk. Tell your story if you've a mind to. Trouble is, memory changes things. Things you want to forget. Things you want to remember that never happened. Happens to everybody. Gets so, nobody's story's true. Not yours, not mine. But it's all we've got."

Californian Lives is based on stories in Martin Foreman's First and Fiftieth and other stories. First person narratives span the globe from Rio de Janeiro to Los Angeles, Africa to Nepal, London to Siberia. Men and women, teenagers to grandparents, each speak in a distinctive voice and with intense emotion in this kaleidoscope of human comedy and tragedy.              Signed copies from Arbery Books 6.99 (inc UK p&p)

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e-pub 0798 965 5482

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