Backyard wrestling is a term applied to underground matches in which untrained fans as young as 12 emulate professional wrestling in unsanctioned, unprofessional surroundings such as a backyard.
“Like Mickey’s other plays, Backyard reflects his urgent interest in disenfranchised youth and the outlets they find to cope,” says Larry Biederman, who previously directed the playwright’s Big Death and Little Death.
“While the phenomenon of backyard wrestling is scary on the one hand, it’s also a fascinating representation of American individualism,”
Backyardruns Fridays andSaturdays at8 p.m.andSundaysat7 p.m., May 31 through July 13(dark July 4, 5, 6). There will be one preview performance on Friday, May 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25on Fridays and Sundays, and $30on Saturdays. Atwater Village Theatre is located at3269 Casitas Avein Los Angeles, CA 90039. On-site parking is free. For reservations and information, call (310)307-3753 or go to www.EchoTheaterCompany.com.