The Group Rep presents “Whoopsie-Doopsie!”, a quirky comedy about a popular, smart, good-looking guy whose world is turned upside down when his girlfriend delivers unwelcome information. Written and directed by Art Shulman, it is being revived at the Group Rep having had a brief run in 2018 at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre in NoHo.
This whimsical comedy features Billy Harrington -- popular, smart, good-looking, and son of philandering professor Gordon Harrington and wacky mom, Molly Harrington. Billy’s world is turned upside down when he finds out unwelcome information from his girlfriend, Joannie!!! Meanwhile, Billy’s Dad is having an affair with Joannie’s Mom. And who knows what Billy’s Mom is doing with Joannie’s Dad. Uh-oh! All around Whoopsie-Doopsie!
What critics have said about Whoopsie-Doopsie!
“Writer-Director Art Shulman showcases his talent for comedy in this light-hearted, talent-rich play… Come prepared to laugh out loud.” Corina Roberts/Patch.com
“…unique and entertaining in style!” – Zahir Blue/Night Tinted Glasses
“… very funny, witty, and quirky.” – Rich Borowy/Accessibly Online
Cast includes the talents of Lavanya Aggarwal, Jody Bardin, Jane Bonham, Robert Duquaine, Robert Michael Grant, Brad Kahn, Christina Martinez, Beccy Quinn and Shalonda Shaw-Reese.
The Production Design Team includes Chris Winfield (Set Design), Kenny Harder (Lighting Design), Steve Shaw (Sound Design), and Doug Engalla (Photographer/Videographer).
About Playwright/Director Art Shulman
Art has many produced full-length plays including The Rabbi’s Mission; Whoopsie Doopsie!; The Rabbi & The Shiksa; The Yentas Wear Red Hats; Doubting Thomas; I’m Not Just A Comic Genius; Rebecca’s Gamble; Not One More Foot Of Land!; Bagels; Boxcar & Eugenia; Sex Is Good For You!; Old Broads Can’t Dunk; God, Bring Me A Miracle; The $4 Million Giveaway; Misconceptions; Joe Carbone’s Job; September 10; Career Day; and the musical, Trolls Stole The North Pole.
About the Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre
Now its 45th Season, the Group Rep has produced well over 300 plays including more than 70 World Premieres. The company boasts more than 80 active company members, from those with notable careers to those building careers. The acting company began May 1973, with a rag-tag group of 11 actors performing scenes for audiences in a laundromat-turned 36 seat theatre on Van Ness Blvd. When Lonny Chapman first entered that theatre, the match was perfect and The Group Rep was born with Chapman at the helm. In 1999, Lonny was honored when the current theatre’s name officially became the "Lonny Chapman Theatre". The partnership continued until Lonny’s passing in 2007.
From 2009 – 2010, Ernest Figueroa, producer for the Broad Stage, came on board as Artistic Director, and brought needed creative and organizational changes. In April of 2010, Figueroa passed the torch to longtime members Larry Eisenberg and Chris Winfield to serve as Co-Artistic Directors. The dynamic duo strives to take The Group Rep to even greater heights and continue to fulfill the vision of Lonny Chapman: First, to entertain, then to illuminate the human condition - and never be boring.
The Upstairs is not wheelchair accessible. Upstairs at the Group Rep, second floor of the Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood 91601.
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