A Dull Sharp Pain

The Group Rep presents     

World Premiere Comedy Drama


Written by Brent Beerman

Directed by Kay Cole

This new production at the Group Rep is another success in an already wonderful season.  A DULL PAIN TURNED SHARP, a new comedy/drama, written by Brent Beerman and directed by Kay Cole, brings mother and daughter together in a classic family struggle. 

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Linda (Barbara Brownell) reflects on her struggle to have a baby, recalling her many pregnancies and miscarriages, as well as the joy and excitement she and her devoted husband Frank (Doug Haverty) experienced with the wonderful birth of her daughter Julie (Amy Earhart).  A doorbell rings, and Elizabeth (Janet Wood), a small, slightly odd woman enters Linda’s home.  Elizabeth is the mother of Stephen, a school friend of Julies, and has a plan that needs Linda’s help.

Julie is now an independent woman who is focused on her job but is stopped in her tracks with the plan that Linda and Elizabeth have planned.  And, when she meets Stephen’s boyfriend Dorin (Todd Andrew Ball), the entire plan, and everyone involved, come together.

Great performances by all, splendid direction by Kay Cole, great sets, and an all around wonderful production. 

The Group Rep is really having quite a terrific season.  A DULL PAIN TURNED SHARP should be on your list.


Cast:  Todd Andrew Ball, Barbara Brownell, Amy Earhart, Doug Haverty and Janet Wood;         Stand-bys – Kathi Chaplar, Cheryl Crosland, Debi Tinsley


Directed by:  Kay Cole

Producer for the Group Rep:  Mannette Antill

Associate Producers:  Brent Beerman and Kathy Chaplar

Production Stage Manager:  Steve Terrell

Set & Light Design:  J. Kent Inasy

Costume Design:  Diana Martin

Sound Design:  Steve Shaw

Public Relations:  Nora Feldman

Graphic Design:  Doug Haverty + Art & Soul Design

Photographer/Videographer:  Doug Engalia

Program:  Drina Durazo

Lonny Chapman Theatre

10900 Burbank Blvd

North Hollywood, CA 91601

Information/Reservation Line:  818-763-5990

Buy Tickets:   www.thegrouprep.com or  info@thegrouprep.com

Runs:  April 21  –  June 4, 2017

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM;   Sundays at 2:00 PM

Talk-Back Sundays:  April 23 & April 30 after matinee

Tickets:  $25;   Seniors/Students with ID: $20;   Groups 10+:  $15;

Wheelchair accessible

Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
Author: Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros

Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros is a British writer and filmmaker living In Los Angeles.