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Heartfelt Comedy WELCOME TO HERETOFORE to Play Hollywood Fringe

WELCOME TO HERETOFORE, a world premiere comedy written by Steve Nevil, was developed at Theatre West and presented in their annual "best of workshop" festival, WestFest 2016 last fall.

This Fringe production teams those original four actor/playwrights: (cast) Leslie Caveny, Doug Haverty, Steve Nevil and (director) Elayne Heilveil and will run select days, dates, and times June 3 through June 23 at the Hudson Guild Theatre as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017.

"Welcome to Heretofore" takes place in an abandoned Wild West town, well after the Gold Rush, where an old man is taken care of every day by his faithful companion. Into their midst comes a female force-of-nature who will by day's end change both of their lives forever. This play uses Samuel Beckett's classic play "Endgame" as a jumping off point to create an uproarious fable of love and redemption.

The hilarious and heartfelt WELCOME TO HERETOFORE runs June 3 through June 23, select days, dates, and times as part of Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017. Shows will be performed at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles 90038, on Theatre Row. Tickets are $12. For show schedule and to buy tickets, visit


Steve Nevil (Playwright/Producer/Mr. Barker): At Theatre West (acting): Spoon River Anthology, As Always Jimmy Stewart (One-man show, also writer), The Fantasticks, Ray Bradbury's Falling Upward (also played at The Falcon Theatre). As a writer Steve wrote: As Always Jimmy Stewart which has played all over California, and the east coast (PA, DC, NY).Steve Nevil also wrote "The Night Forlorn" (a wild west rendition of Waiting for Godot) which was performed at Theatre West as part of WestFest 2015. A film & television actor for 40 years, his credits can be viewed on imdb.

Elayne Heilveil (Director): As an actress Elayne has starred in numerous TV, film and theatre productions. As a playwright, her most recent works are included in Best Ten-Minute Plays (2016; Smith and Kraus) and upcoming Best Ten-Minute Plays and Best Monologues (2017) as well as having several award-winning plays produced throughout the country. She has directed "Heretofore" for Theatre West's West Fest 2016 and happy to be reprising that role with its wonderful cast for the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Leslie Caveny (Fix): At Theatre West: Love of a Pig (also writer), Impact This! (also writer), One Woman Gone Wrong (also writer). One Woman Gone Wrong was additionally part of the New York Fringe Festival 2015. Love of a Pig was included in the Dublin Theatre Festival. Leslie wrote the feature film "Penelope," was on the writing staff for "Everyone Loves Raymond" and has also written for Paramount Studios, Sony Studios and Pixar Animation.

Doug Haverty (Producer/Sno): At Group Rep: Calendar Girls - John; Another Antigone - Henry; Hotel Paradiso - Martin; Sherlock's Last Case - Holmes; My Three Angels - Felix; And Then There Were None - Judge Wargrave; A Christmas Carol - Cratchit; Inspecting Carol - Wayne, Lend Me A Tenor - Max; At ZJU: The Bereaved, Lonely at the Top; Around town: Lyric/Hyperion: Carmilla; TheatreWest/Falcon: Ray Bradbury's Falling Upward; NASA: Monet in Defying Gravity; and Advent: Algy/Fenton+5 in Bullshot Crummond.

Steve Nevil (Mr. Barker): See Playwright bio.

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