If you want to see a play about Greek tragedy and its effect on a university professor and his student, make a beaten path to the Group Repertory Theatre's production of A.R. Gurney's "Another Antigone" Upstairs at the Group Rep EXTENDED through February 21 in the North Hollywood Arts District.

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The Group Rep presents
DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER

A Comedy Written by Marc Camoletti; Adapted by Robin Hawdon
Directed by Drina Durazo

This Holiday season, The Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood brings us the hilarious farce DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER, a sequel to last season’s BOEING BOEING. This fun Comedy, written by Marc Camoletti and adapted by Robin Hawdon, brings us to the French Countryside, and back into the lives of Bernard (Patrick Burke) and Robert (Patrick Skelton), and their wildly funny romantic antics. Love, Champagne, French food, the lovely French countryside. All elements for a wonderfully romantic weekend! Or so it would appear.

The Group Rep presents

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

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Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by L. Flint Esquerra
Produced by Kellie Brook Malone for the Group Rep

The Group Rep presents

HOTEL PARADISO

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In the 1980s, a decade before Americans first learned of Osama bin Laden, Middle East terror groups seized Westerners as hostages. The kidnapping of Terry Anderson, Terry Waite, and others received extensive media coverage, even as they remained in captivity for hundreds of days.

The GROUP Rep presents

STEPPING OUT

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The Group Rep presents

IF WE ARE WOMEN

Beginning its 38th Season, the Group Rep brings to us IF WE ARE WOMEN written by Joanna McClelland Glass and directed by Sherry Netherland. The Connecticut shore is the setting for three generations of women (two very different grandmothers, a daughter and a granddaughter) who come together over the death of the daughter’s lover, and in the process which follows, realize the union between the choices they have made and the challenges they encountered.

The Group Rep presents

MY THREE ANGELS

Written by Sam & Bella Spewack
Directed by Larry Eisenberg
Producers for the Group Rep: Laura Coker & Troy Whitaker

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Three convicts are not your usual stars of a holiday play. The newest offering from the Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre, is the wonderful family comedy MY THREE ANGELS, and is set in a penal colony on tropical French Guyana in 1910. But by plays end we might just think of these three as Wise Men, rather than convicts.

It is Christmas Eve in the failing General Store of mild-mannered Felix and Emilie Ducatel. Felix (Doug Haverty), Emilie (Julia Silverman) and their beautiful daughter, Marie Louise (Kelsi Zahl) are awaiting the arrival of the deleterious and venomous Henri Trochard (well played by Chris Winfield), who could very easily be compared to Ebenezer Scrooge, and Henri’s nephew Paul (Daniel Sykes) who is “supposedly” in love with the beautiful daughter. Henri swindled Felix out of his business in France years earlier and is coming to cast the final blow to the Ducatel family and take over the General Store.

Enter the Three Wise Men, err three convicts on loan to Felix from the Island’s penal colony to fix the roof of his General Store. All three are warmhearted and passionate believers in justice, even though two are in prison for murder, and the other, an accountant fiddled with this company’s books. They are the center of this fun play, and supply support to the distressed Ducatel family. Joseph, superbly performed by Lloyd Pedersen who shines bringing amazing comedic breath and life to the role, Jules played by the wonderful Robert Gallo, and Alfred performed by the talented and capable Garrett Marshall are three terrific convicts. Both Hersha Parady as Madame Parole and Max Bunzel as the Lieutenant are capable in the roles and round out the cast.

Competently directed by Larry Eisenberg, with another amazing set design by Chris Winfield, fabulous costumes by Angela Eads, lighting design by Jazmin Lopez, all enhance the aesthetically beautiful Production Design of the entire play.

MY THREE ANGELS is a terrific addition to your Holiday theatre calendar. In the end, the convicts redeem themselves as real life angels to the grateful family. Come and catch some of the Christmas Holiday spirit at the Group Rep.

Enjoy!!!!

Cast: Robert Gallo, Doug Haverty, Garrett Marshall, Hersha Parady, Lloyd Pedersen, Julia Silverman, Daniel Sykes, Chris Winfield, and Kelsi Zahl; with Max Bunzel or Sterling Hall, or Michael Harrison (various cameo dates as the Lieutenant).
Director: Larry Eisenberg
Producer for the Group Rep: Laura Coker & Troy Whitaker
Set Design: Chris Winfield
Lighting Design: Jazmin Lopez
Sound Design: Steve Shaw
Costume Design: Angela Eads
Assistant Director: Linda Alznauer
Public Relations: Nora Feldman
Graphic Design: art & soul design
Program: Kady Douglas

Lonny Chapman Theatre
10900 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Ticket Purchase / Schedule / Information: www.thegrouprep.com or 818.700.4878

Performances: December 9, 2011 – January 15, 2012

Plays: Friday and Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 2pm (December 25 at 7pm & January 1 at 7pm)

Tickets: $15 - $22

Parking: Ample street parking and early-bird lot parking available

 

The Group Rep presents Agatha Christie’s Classic Murder Mystery

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

Directed by Shira Dubrovner

Produced by Linda Alznauer for the Group Rep

It’s Fall, and the evenings are cooler.  Halloween is upon us.  What could be more perfect but a classic “whodunit”!  The Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre brings us AGATHA CHRISTIE’S Classic Murder Mystery, AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, wonderfully directed by Shira Dubrovner and produced by Linda Alznauer for the Group Rep.

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

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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?

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