The Group Rep presents The World Premiere of NEXT WINDOW, PLEASE
Written by Doug Haverty
Directed by Richard Alan Woody
Produced by Fran Freedman for the Group Rep
The Group Rep has a success on its hands with the World Premiere of award-winning playwright Doug Haverty’s new dramedy, NEXT WINDOW, PLEASE at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in NoHo.
NEXT WINDOW, PLEASE gives us an intimate look at the lives of six ethnically diverse women and a good-looking, career climbing male junior executive, when they learn that the bank they work for will be merging with another bank. Each performance creates a picture into their lives and how the merger will affect them. With the potential that the branch may close, loss of jobs or transfers to other departments, what will be their next move?
Once upon a time, a long time ago, people would say "the San Fernando Valley is a cultural wasteland." Well we say, let these people come to the NoHo Arts District where we have 21 theatres turning out great theatre. One reason is that the North Hollywood attracts award-winning playwrights like Doug Haverty. Doug has created award-winning plays and musicals that have been produced around the world. His play Could I Have This Dance? was voted Best New Play of the year by the American Theatre Critics Association. Could I Have This Dance? as well as In My Mind's Eye and Inside Out (A musical co-written with Adryan Russ) are all published by Samuel French. Doug co-moderates the writers workshop at Theatre West and is a member of the Dramatists Guild and ALAP.
The 1966 Broadway suspense/thriller WAIT UNTIL DARK, written by Frederick Knott (who wrote “Dial “M” for Murder”) arrives at the Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre beginning April 1, 2011. A blind woman, Susy Hendrix (Liza de Weerd) finds herself in a frightening situation when her husband Sam (Bert Emmett) innocently comes into possession of a doll filled with drugs. Three crooks enter her apartment to find the doll, and Susy becomes the innocent target of their deception and manipulation.