10:00am PT by Peter Kiefer
Top Realtor Gets Trolled in Venice Community Play
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.