Downtown Los Angeles' Park View Stage in the venerable Park Plaza Hotel is presenting 12 vignettes (10 of them solo performances) created, written and enacted by members of the company's ensemble.
Unfortunately, most of the material overdoses on that affliction common to people who talk to themselves in the park: self-absorption. Produced by Brenda Carlin under the umbrella title, "A View From the Park," the pieces project some individual talent and generally resourceful staging by director John Batis.
But these characters, articulate-to-quirky down-and-outers, tend to blur into one another because too many of them, despite stylistic differences, suggest the same alienated personality.
Best of the dozen is "Callings," in which Sally Shore, who also wrote the vignette, plays a dancer who encounters more than her match in a surprisingly graceful turn by a dancing nun sublimely played by Sharon Mann.