The Playgroup LLC To Bring GOOD MOURNING to Boca Raton
The Playgroup, LLC presents Good Mourning
Six performances at the Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military
Trail, Boca Raton, FL, 33486. March 3 through March 12, 2017. Friday and
Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 2PM. Rated PG-13. Tickets: $25, groups of 4 or
more are $15 each. Visit http://www.willowtheatre.org or call (561) 347-3948.
season at the Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton, GOOD
MOURNING, written by Steve Waverly and directed by Joyce Sweeney.
Somewhere between denial and anger....there's comedy. Mildly neurotic writer Scott Newton hates therapy. He tried it once, it didn't
work. But now his problems have become overwhelming and the worst of it is
his mother, who used to help him through everything, is dying. In desperation
he turns to a new therapist, who is literally a NEW therapist - just got her
license three weeks ago. Everything about her annoys Scott, from her lack of
a couch, to her 'endorphin therapy', to her unprofessional penchant for
hugging. He is so outta there. But when the worst happens and his mother
does pass away...why does he come back?
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A native of Los Angeles currently living in Miami, Steve Waverly followed a
well-worn literary path to Paris, France, where he lived for several years.
Fluent in French, Steve worked in Paris as an advertising copywriter for the
prestigious advertising agency, Young & Rubicam, and later as an awardwinning
copywriter for HDM advertising in Brussels, Belgium. Steve has
written for television, film, and the theater. He wrote an award-winning short
film, THE INGRATE, starring Kathy Bates and Andrea Di Stefano, and has sold
television shows to NBC/Universal, Sony Studios, and Fox TV Studios, among
others. As a playwright his comedy, DOWN IN FRONT, was performed at The
Lounge Theater in Hollywood, California, as part of The Hollywood Fringe
Festival and was nominated for Best of Fringe.
Starring Jill Brown, Kayla Bussel, Brian Dever, John HernandezJoyce Sweeney - Director, has been acting in community theater productions for over twenty-five years. Favorite roles include Edna in "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean", the Evil Queen in "Snow White", Myrtle Mae in "Harvey, Judy in "Back from Walla, Walla", and the Mime in "Silent But Deadly". Jill has been a member of the Playgroup for the past four years acting in the group's various productions as well as their annual production of "Shortcuts".
Irene Kessler - Assistant Director
Amy Shaw - Scenic Design
Kayla Bussel is thrilled to return to the stage with Playgroup LLC! She was last seen with Playgroup in Short Cuts 6 portraying Joannie in Wait. Kayla is an EMC actress and holds a BFA in theatre performance. She is the winner of the Mad Cat Theatre Nine Lives award and works professionally both in commercials and on the stage. Some of her favorite credits include Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Penny (U/S) in Hairspray and Anya in The Cherry Orchard. While acting in the evenings, Kayla devotes her days to coaching her talented acting and stagecraft students at Royal Palm Beach High School.
This is Brian Denver's 3rd performance with The Playgroup. His previous credits include Scenes From A Chinese Restaurant and Surfing The Rubicon. Other credits include improv theater, film, and television. Brian studied theater at Nova Southeastern University where he received his bachelors degree in psychology. One of Brian's greatest achievements is his service to our nation, serving over 20 years in the US Navy. He is represented by Famous Faces talent.
John Hernandez is excited to be making his debut with The Play Group, LL.C. John has appeared in over 20 productions throughout south Florida. Favorite roles include: "Stanley Kowalski" in A Streetcar Named Desire, "Norman Bulansky" in The Boys Next Door, "Ross Gardiner" in Visiting Mr. Green, "Brian" in The Shadow Box, "Barney Cashman" in The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, "Eddie" in Lost in Yonkers and "Mr. Kolenkhov" in You Can't Take It with You.
A native of Los Angeles with a degree in film, Steve Waverly followed a well-worn literary path to Paris, France, where he lived for several years. Fluent in French, Steve worked in Paris as an advertising copywriter for the prestigious advertising agency, Young & Rubicam, and later as an award-winning copywriter for HDM advertising in Brussels, Belgium. Steve has written for television, film, and the theater. He wrote an award-winning short film, THE INGRATE, starring Kathy Bates and Andrea Di Stefano, and has sold television shows to NBC/Universal, Sony Studios, and Fox TV Studios, among others. On the international front, Steve has sold a TV series to Norwegian television, and was selected for the Dreamago International Screenwriting Lab for his feature script, LOVE & OATMEAL, which was subsequently optioned by Black Label Media. Steve has many other TV and film projects in development, both here and abroad. As a playwright, his comedy DOWN IN FRONT was performed at The Lounge Theater in Hollywood, California as part of The Hollywood Fringe Festival and was nominated for Best of Fringe.
Founded in 2010, The Playgroup is committed to showcasing the work of local
artists, playwrights, directors and actors. We only produce original plays by
local playwrights and in addition to our three productions per year, we also
hold monthly playwrights' workshops at the Glades Road Branch Library in
Boca Raton, Florida where playwrights can develop their projects and network
with local actors and directors. Productions of this canon include: LITTLE
PIGGIES, BROKEN ANGELS, and SURFING THE RUBICON by Todd Caster,
JOSEPH ANDREWS by Peter Hawkins, THE MONSTER PROJECT by Brian
Harris, THE LAST OF THE AZTECS and BETTER THAN MONEY by Joe
Feinstein, SCENES FROM A CHINESE RESTAURANT by Tom Andrew, and
SHORTCUTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. The Playgroup constantly seeks new
playwrights to showcase. Visit the website at http://www.theplaygroupllc.com