Past Show > Elephant Shavings

Aug 26, 2023 – Oct 8, 2023

Elephant Shavings

Written and Directed by Ron Sossi

A lazy person‘s guide to enlightenment.

The stage is set for drama, humor and absurdity when one member of a theater’s acting ensemble finds herself challenged to confront the common dreams we have about the nature of reality.

An engaging and fun introduction to both Eastern philosophies, including Buddhism, Hinduism and Sufism, and to modern Western teachers like Rupert Spira and Mooji, Elephant Shavings evolved out of Sossi’s enduring interest in the realm of metaphysics and his lifelong quest to understand the core essence of human consciousness, awareness, and “the meaning of life.” 

Set within the walls of West L.A.’s Odyssey Theatre complex.


Dates / Tickets / Special Events

Aug 26, 2023 – Oct 8, 2023

August 26 – October 8

Final 2 performances October 7 at 8pm & October 8 at 2pm
Reserve Pay-What-You-Can reservations

Every Saturday at 8pm
Every Sunday at 2pm
Friday on August 25, September 1, 8, 22 & 29 
Monday on September 18
Wednesday, August 30 at 8pm

Special Events
Niki Rousso-Schindler will join us for a post-show discussion on Sunday, October 1 following the 2pm show. Niki is a happiness researcher and cultural anthropologist. She’s also a professor at CalArts where she teaches a class on The Pursuit of Happiness. She’ll be asking Ron some questions about the script and other thoughts related to inner-peace.
Wine Night Fridays (Enjoy complimentary wine and snacks with the cast after the show.)



Credits / Cast / Crew


Written and Directed by Ron Sossi
Scenic Designer Jan Munroe
Costume Designers Juliette Blasor & Denise Blasor
Lighting Designer Jackson Funke
Sound Designer Christopher Moscatiello
Video Designer Fritz Davis
Stage Manager Katie Chabot
Rehearsal Stage Manager Andrew Blahak
Assistant Stage Manager Connor Moody
Assistant to the Director Severine Larue
Costume Assistant Johnny Hagan
Produced for the Odyssey by Beth Hogan

Jeff LeBeau & Cameron Meyer


Diana Cignoni

Giovanna Quinto, Jack Geren, Diana Cignoni

Denise Blasor & Diana Cignoni

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