By Heidi Glaus
ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Far from the shadows of the Hollywood sign at the Paragon Theater on Locust actors are taking their cues on the set of "Happy Hour."
"This is one of the most dysfunctional happy hours you'll ever see and witness," explains writer, producer, and director of the movie Chrys Yvette.
A talented woman who also acts in the movie. Actually it was acting that led her back to writing.
"Going on auditions after being a theater actress for so long and it went back down to we're going to call you back in for the prostitute role," Yvette goes on to say.
So she decided to write better roles for women.
"When I sit down at the computer to type it I'm writing what I see happen in my world with the women in my world, the men in my world. I wasn't seeing much of that when I first moved to Hollywood," Yvette adds.
She's written six plays including "The Dating Game" which this movie is based on.
"Rita's Lounge is a place really, where all these couples come to air out their problems," Yvette says.
There are people in it from Hollywood, but most of the cast is local.
"And I did that because I wanted to show the real culture of St. Louis," she explains.
Proving you can move more than 1,800 miles away, but you don't have to forget where you came from.