Top Realtor Gets Trolled in Venice Community Play

Halton Pardee + Partners founder Tami Pardee is portrayed as a sweet broker with a cutthroat alter ego in the play 'Ghost Town,' which tackles gentrification in Venice's Oakwood Park. Hipsters, dog owners, yuppie parents and the technorati of Silicon Beach also got theirs in the Cornerstone Theater Group production.
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Realtor Tami Pardee

She may be the top broker in one of L.A.'s hottest neighborhoods, but that doesn't make Tami Pardee, founder of Venice-based Halton Pardee + Partners, immune from the judgment of neighbors. The writers of community play Ghost Town, which tackles gentrification and ran Aug. 4-6 in Venice's Oakwood Park, included a villain clearly based on the realtor named last fall as one of Hollywood's top 25 real estate agents by THR

By day, the character Vivian (played by Page Leong) is a sweet, middle-aged yogi who lunches on trendy Abbot Kinney Boulevard and feigns interest in neighborhood integrity. But at night, her alter ego comes out — a money-hungry, cutthroat developer who presides over "Hardee Har Har" properties and will do anything to land a commission.

To be fair, hipsters, dog owners, yuppie parents and the technorati of Silicon Beach also got theirs in the 90-minute play produced by the Cornerstone Theater Group.

A rep for Pardee declined comment.

This story first appeared in the Aug. 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.