Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

BASEMENT FOLLY Opens October 3 At Theatre 40

In Basement Folly, a couple ponders what to do when they discover that an unknown person is living in their basement.

BASEMENT FOLLY Opens October 3 At Theatre 40

Theatre 40 will present the world remiere engagement of a new comedy, Basement Folly. Written by David Datz. Directed by Carol M. Becker. Produced by David Hunt Stafford. Presented by Theatre 40.

In Basement Folly, a couple ponders what to do when they discover that an unknown person is living in their basement. A normal couple would take swift action. But not these people. They have to discuss it: Call police? Kick the person out, with so many people homeless? Give priority to an old family friend who appears, homeless and needing shelter? What about their adult daughter, who wants a temporary place? What if it's the wife's unstable sister? What's moral? What's safe? And who's down there, anyway? All fodder for the family's greatest talent: bickering.

Playwright David Datz is a writer and actor. Besides Basement Folly, he has written two other full-length stage plays and several short plays. He has also written and self-published a sci-fi novel, Scalies, available at Amazon and other online retailers. As an actor, he has appeared for Theatre 40 in Bus Stop and A Bad Year for Tomatoes, and in twenty-some other stage plays and several TV shows and films.

Carol M. Becker directs. Her previous directing credits include Dismissed; Boy Crazy Psycho Slut; The Christmas Spirit, I Love You Because, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Violet, and more. She is also a writer and actor. She is a graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Ms. Becker is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC).

The cast of Basement Folly includes (in alphabetical order) Kat Kemmet, Matt Landig, Tammy Mora, Michael Robb, Caroline Westheimer.

Set design: Jeff G. Rack. Costume design: Michèle Young. Lighting design: Derrick McDaniel. Sound design: Carol M. Becker. Properties: Don Solosan.

What would you do if you suddenly discovered someone living in your basement? David Datz puts a comic spin on the proceedings, so be ready to enjoy some laughs.

Theatre 40, in the Reuben Cordova Theatre, 241 S. Moreno Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. The venue is on the campus of Beverly Hills High School. Free parking is available in the parking lot beneath the theatre. To access parking, enter through the driveway at the intersection of Durant and Moreno Drives.

Opens Monday, October 3, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. Runs through Wednesday, October 26. Performances Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays at 8:00, Sundays at 7:00. For more information call (310) 364-3606 or visit https://cloud.broadwayworld.com/rec/ticketclick.cfm?fromlink=2190416®id=9&articlelink=https%3A%2F%2Ftheatre40.org?utm_source=BWW2022&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=article&utm_content=bottombuybutton1.

TodayTix


More Hot Stories For You


Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily StrongPhotos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
September 30, 2022

All new opening night photos have been released from “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe” at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum.

Portantino's Nonprofit Theater Bill Signed By Governor NewsomPortantino's Nonprofit Theater Bill Signed By Governor Newsom
September 30, 2022

Senate Bill 1116, a measure introduced by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank) which seeks to create a payroll fund to support small nonprofit performing arts venues (SNPAOs), was signed into law September 29, 2022 by Governor Newsom. 

New Rock Opera STARING INTO NOTHING? Debuts Next Week in Los AngelesNew Rock Opera STARING INTO NOTHING? Debuts Next Week in Los Angeles
September 30, 2022

“Staring Into Nothing?” the collaborative songwriting partnership between Kurt Barabas and Steve Rogers, has evolved into a live stage production featuring all-new music and a wide-ranging cast of actors and musicians.

BOONION STATION Returns For Halloween At Union StationBOONION STATION Returns For Halloween At Union Station
September 29, 2022

Los Angeles Union Station's South Patio will be the scene of a fiendishly fun festival of ghosts and goblins at the 4th annual Boonion Station, a free, two-day, family-friendly Halloween extravaganza at the historic downtown destination.

West Coast Premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's FALLING OUT OF TIME to be Presented at The WallisWest Coast Premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's FALLING OUT OF TIME to be Presented at The Wallis
September 29, 2022

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will present the highly anticipated West Coast premiere of Grammy-winning composer Osvaldo Golijov’s gripping new song cycle, Falling Out of Time, featuring members of the internationally acclaimed Silkroad Ensemble, on Thursday, October 27, 7:30 pm, at The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater.