Beachwood Drive

Beachwood Drive $10.99

Steven Leigh Morris

Published by Samuel French Inc

2 Male 4 Female

Based on police case-files, Beachwood Drive is a smart, character-driven drama that tells the story of Nadya, a Ukrainian prostitute and single mother smuggled into Los Angeles

Nadya attempts to free herself from the snares of both the Russian Mafia and the Los Angeles Police Department after she's arrested in a sting operation

The mystery of Nadya's disappearance unfolds Rashomon-style, as the story is retold from four different perspectives ...

First, that of Hansonia, Nadya's African-American novelist neighbor who baby sits Nadya's 10 year-old daughter

The story then gets re-imagined through the eyes of Rocky, Nadya's Native-American client, a meat-packer and family man from El Monte, grappling with an identity crisis

Then there's Crowell, a crusty vice detective with literary aspirations has his take

And finally, there's the angle of Vera, the Russian woman running the prostitution ring who is both protector and monster

Developed with the assistance of the LAPD and the U.S. Department of Justice, this is an unflinching, erudite and dramatic look at slavery in its many forms

" ... there's a sobering authenticity here ... Lena Starostina's Nadya is the center of this reality, with a conviction that never falters" ~ Back Stage

"...intelligent...[a] theatrical presentation of human connection in the digital age... compelling and mysterious..." ~ The New York Times

"Equally tender and vulgar scenes with a love-struck john, play-sessions between Nadya's daughter and a well-meaning neighbor, and a confrontation with an LAPD detective, expose the darkness of everyday exploitation. Based on a true police case, the audience is forced to consider desperation and life in modern-age slavery" ~

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