-The Guardian

Radiant Vermin show is now closed )

by Philip Ridley

A Visiting Production at the Odyssey Theatre

Starring Britt Harris, Kapil Talwalkar, and Laura Faye Smith *

*member of Actors Equity Association

October 19 - November 18

"I feel this . . . thing inside me.

Just here. Next to my heart. It's small. The size of a sparrow. I don't know what it looks like. But I know it's got claws because it scratches. And I imagine it to be dark blue - mauve almost - like the veins on my mum's hands. I hear it talking. Its voice is high pitched and screeching.

It's talking about all the things we've done."

That's a wrap! See what people said about our first production, Radiant Vermin!

Nightmarish Conjurings (+)

DELICIOUS… infectious and dare I say charming in its awfulness… a stellar first production for a company that I hope to see more from very soon.” — Erik Blair, Nightmarish Conjurings

Horror Buzz (+)
“A FIENDISH COMEDY with a cast of charming and memorable characters … a darkly comedic skewering of consumer culture.” — Brian Tull, Horror Buzz

People’s World (+)
A HELLISHLY SAVAGE BLACK COMEDY… [paced with] frightening speed and split-second delivery…words, accents and gestures [fly] about with uncanny spitfire accuracy.” — Eric Gordon, People’s World

Total Theater (+)
FOUR STARS…about as savage an attack on petty bourgeois values as you’ll ever encounter… tour de force performances… L.A.’s newest theatre company, Door Number 3, hits a home run in its first at-bat” — Will Manus, Total Theater

Theatre Notes (+)
BRILLIANTLY STAGED… HILARIOUS BREATHLESS PERFECTION… a spattering messy boil of a climax and a simmering dénoument… Door Number 3, a new production company transplanted from Portland, Oregon, makes an impressive Los Angeles début” — Paul Myrvold, Theatre Notes  

Broadway World (+)

VERY SMART… RADIANT PERFORMANCES… a quick-paced tale of greed and its consequences.” — Gil Kaan, Broadway World  

Gia on the Move (+)

RECOMMENDED… Classy and well realized… Door Number 3 should prove to be a distinctive addition to LA’s theatrical landscape.” — Guy Picot, Gia On The Move   

Stage Raw (+)

RECOMMENDED… STAGE RAW TOP 10… darkly absurdist… fascinating, focused, and fully involved performances” — Iris Mann, Stage Raw  


British Weekly (+)

PITCH-BLACK SATIRE… Funny and appalling in equal measure… To top it all, the American cast nails all the different UK accents…  a radiant first offering from the newly transplanted Portland theatre company, Door Number 3" — Catherine Siggins, British Weekly


Production Dates:

October 18 - Preview

October 19 - Opening 

October 19 - November 18

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday - 8PM; Sunday 2PM

Thursday, November 8 - Understudy performance


Odyssey Theatre

2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90025



A native of the Pacific Northwest, Britt Harris is thrilled to share her love of theatre here in Los Angeles alongside such talented artists. Theatre credits include: Artists Repertory Theatre (The Big Meal), Third Rail Repertory (Penelope), Corrib Theatre (Lifeboat), San Pedro Repertory (Oedipus), Theatre Vertigo (American Pilot, Aloha Say the Pretty Girls), Portland Actors Ensemble (Twelfth Night), and Portland Shakespeare Project (The Tamer Tamed), and others. 


Beyond the stage, Britt's film and music work has featured and praised in media outlets such as Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, MTV, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Vice's Noisey, Funny Or Die, Popload, and Rolling Stone Brazil.


Britt currently resides in both Los Angeles and São Paulo where writes and produces comedy shorts with sketch duo "Two Evil Actors" and sings, song-writes, and tours with Brazilian band "NavesHarris". 


Britt is represented by Laina Cohn of Cohn / Torgan Management and Dangerfield Talent. www.brittharris.com 



Kapil Talwalkar

Kapil Talwalkar is an American actor who hails from San Jose, CA. After graduating from USC’s theatre program, Kapil has performed frequently at East West Players, Boom Arts Portland, and Pacific Resident Theatre.


He recently booked a series regular role on ABC’s False Profits opposite Bellamy Young and Vanessa Williams and a recurring role in CBS Pop TV’s Arranged. You can also catch him in theaters early 2019 in My Cousin Sister’s Wedding.



Laura Faye Smith

Laura Faye Smith is a recent transplant to Los Angeles from the Pacific Northwest.  She has an extensive theatre background that includes shows at Portland Center Stage (The Receptionist, The Typographer's Dream, The Thugs), Gulfshore Playhouse (God of Carnage), Artist's Repertory Theatre (Mr. Marmalade), and Third Rail Repertory (The Last of the Boys).  Television credits include NBC's Grimm and TNT's Leverage.  She voices Princess Rosalina for Nintendo's Mario Brother's Games, as well as Kana (Male) for the English cast of Fire Emblem Fates.  She is represented by Katie Mason of Luber Roklin Entertainment, Dangerfield Talent, and In Both Ears (Portland).  




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