IT IS DONE Opens January 17 At Theatre 40

IT IS DONE Opens January 17 At Theatre 40Hank's Bar is a roadside joint on a desolate highway in the middle of nowhere. Hank the barkeep (played by Kurtis Bedford) passes the time when he has no customers by perusing a porn mag while pleasuring himself. He likes the bar's isolated location: It keeps him away from his ex-wife and kids. But Hank does have one customer this evening: Jonas (George Villas), a drifter who wants to drink, not chat. Jonas has been haunted by troubling dreams. He travels from place to place to escape his past. Into the bar strides Ruby (Kate Whitney), a sexy woman who informs them that her car has broken down nearby. Can she use the phone to call the auto club? A howling dust storm outside suggests that the three are going to remain at the bar for a while.

A mysterious traveler, a horny barkeep, a sensuous woman trapped in a dive bar with an abundant supply of bourbon. Anything could happen. Whatever happens, one thing is certain: There will be hell to pay.

It Is Done is directed by by Jeff G. Rack, whose work as an Art Director for films and commercials, and as an EFX artist, can be seen in many films, including:Armageddon, Con-Air, Flubber, Mighty JoeYoung, Kundun, and Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes. Probably best known to Los Angeles theater patrons for his award-winning set designs, Jeff has designed and built over 300 productions from Santa Barbara to Edinburgh, Scotland. He is a multiple Ovation Award winner and received an L.A. Weekly Award for his work on Frank Zappa's Joe's Garage. Shows he has adapted and/or directed for Unbound Production's Wicked Lit include: H. P. Lovecraft's The Unnamable, and The Lurking Fear, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Damned Thing, The Dead Smile, The Yellow Wallpaper, Dracula's Guest and Robert E. Howard's Pigeons From Hell. Other shows Jeff has directed are Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Birds, PEN, a The Mystery Plays, Villainy, and Martians: An Evening with Ray Bradbury.

Alex Goldberg is the playwright. His fourteen plays include Lying Naked; I'm in Love with Your Wife; The Third Date; Broad Daylight; America's Brightest Star; and more. He is also a screenwriter. His latest film, Closure, has won several festival awards.

Are you the sort of person who likes a drink and some interesting company? Don't bother to look any further. Your search is over. It Is Done.

WHAT: It Is Done. A play.

WHO: Written by Alex Goldberg. Directed by Jeff G. Rack. Produced for Theatre Forty by David Hunt Stafford.

WHERE: 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. Theatre 40 is Beverly Hills' professional theatre company. There is ample free parking beneath the theatre.

WHEN: January 17- February 19, 2019.

Thursdays at 8 p.m. on January 17, 31, February 14.

Friday at 7 p.m. on January 18.

Friday at 8 p.m. on January 25.

Saturdays at 8 p.m. on January 19, 26, February 9.

Sundays at 2 p.m. on January 20, February 3, 10.

Sundays at 7 p.m. on January 20, February 10.

Mondays at 8 p.m. on February 4, 18.

Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on January 29, February 19.

Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on January 30, February 13.

ADMISSION: $35.

RESERVATIONS: (310) 364-0535.

ONLINE TICKETING: www.theatre40.org

CONSUMER ADVISORY: For ages 16 to Adult. Adult content, a little rough language. Leave the kids at home.

This play runs in repertory with Rod Serling's Stories from the Zone, the subject of a separate press release.

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