PLAY DATES Comes To Theatre Asylum, 1/29
Green Beetle Productions is thrilled to present a newly revised version of a hilarious new play from the co-writer of JEWTOPIA, PLAY DATES, written by Sam Wolfson, directed by Jennifer Chambers and produced by Kristen Lee Kelly. PLAY DATES will preview on Thursday, January 27 & Friday, January 28, 2011 and will open on Saturday, January 29 and run through Sunday, March 6 at THEATRE ASYLUM, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.PLAY DATES is a play all about love, falling in, falling out and everything in between. From the childhood innocence of your first everlasting crush, to the challenge of trying to keep the spark alive after ten years of marriage, to the tortuous single years in between when you think you'll never find anybody, PLAY DATES hilariously reminds us that love is never easy...and kindergarten is just the beginning.ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAMSam Wolfson (Playwright) is the co-writer of JEWTOPIA, the longest running Off-Broadway comedy of all time, and the longest running original comedy in Los Angeles theater history. He starred in the production as well. The play has gone on to be a huge international hit with hundreds of productions in the United States and across the globe. He is also co-author of the best selling book JEWTOPIA: THE CHOSEN BOOK FOR THE CHOSEN PEOPLE, which was released by Warner books in 2006. He then toured the US and Canada in his two man show which he co-wrote entitled WORLD OF JEWTOPIA. He is currently writing a pilot for NBC and Sony Television, with Original Film producing. Jennifer Chambers (Director) co-founded Green Beetle in 2008. Her directing credits include the world premier of Stephen Belber's The Muscles in Our Toes at the El Portal, Yog Sothoth, The Third Best Debater and Here to Serve You at San Pedro's Little Fish Theatre, Suzan Lori Park's 365 Play/365 Days at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and the world premiere of Sam Wolfson's Playdates at the Elephant Theatre She has assisted Jonathan Moscone on Cal Shakespeare's production of Man and Superman and Liz Diamond on Catherine Treischman's Crooked at the Women's Project Theatre. As an actor she was worked both on Broadway and numerous regional theatres. She has an undergraduate degree in theatre arts from Northwestern University and a master's degree in counseling psychology with a concentration in drama therapy from The California Institute of Integral Studies. She is a member of the Director's Lab West 2010Kristen Lee Kelly (Producer) Along with Jennifer Chambers Kristen Lee founded Green Beetle productions in 2008. After a successful career as an actor in New York working in such shows as the Original Broadway Cast of RENT, The Broadway revival of The Rocky Horror Show as well as Off Broadway's Hedwig - Kristen ended up in Los Angeles in 2004 where she fell in love not only with the city itself but with the city's vibrant theatre scene. After forming Green Beetle she went on to produce and act in the world premiere of both Stephen Belber's The Muscles In Our Toes and the original production of Sam Wolfson's Play Dates. PLAY DATES features an award-winning design team. The set design is by Kurt Boetcher. The lighting design is by Christian Epps. The sound design is by John Zalewski. The costume design os by Michael Mullen. The prop design is by Davis Campbell.ABOUT THE CASTELIZABETH BOND (Stacey, Wendy, Brooke) started her film and TV career in The Notebook, directed by Nick Cassavetes. Since then she has landed roles on shows including FOX's new comedy Mixed Signals, The Mentalist, CSI:Miami, Nip/Tuck, Supernatural, Bones, Journeyman, Everwood, and Gilmore Girls. Elizabeth was the lead in last year's SeaGlass production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Wonder of The World at The Victory Theatre. It was an LA Times Critic's Pick, LA Weekly Critic's Pick, and Ovation Recommended.KRYSTAL MARSHALL (Katie, Mrs. Krabapple, Lisa, Tiffany) is classically trained with a BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, she recently relocated from NYC to LA to focus her energies on Film & Television. Her TV credits include a substantial role in the season finale of CBS' "Criminal Minds" and an episode of "How I Met Your Mother". She recently wrapped shooting on the indie flick "Raincheck Romance" and is currently filming a 5-part untitled comedic Webseries. Krystal received rave reviews and The Metro's award for "Best in Fringe" for her portrayal of 10 different characters during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in a production of "The Laramie Project". Her other theatre credits include: "Sooze", the punk performance artist in "Suburbia", "Alice", the troubled exotic dancer in "Closer" and "Pope Joan", history's only female Pope in "Top Girls" as well as numerous plays and staged readings at the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey, the Bank Street Theatre in Manhattan and The Adelaide Fringe Festival in South Australia. In addition, Krystal has been seen in national commercials for Nintendo, Nikon, Verizon, and Comcast and modeled in print campaigns for Toms Shoes and Levi's. Brian Monahan (Timmy/Bill/Gym Teacher/Mike) has been seen in The Cider House Rules Parts I + II (Trinity Repertory Company), Inventing Van Gogh (PCPA/TheatreFest), Frost/Nixon (Portland Center Stage), A Clockwork Orange (Gamm Theatre), Play Dates (Green Beetle Productions), and over 300 performances of A Christmas Carol at GeVa Theatre Center and Trinity Rep.Rob Nagle (Sam/Dr. Love/Jeff) REGIONAL THEATRE: The 39 Steps (Denver Center Theatre Company), The School of Night (Mark Taper Forum), Taking Steps (South Coast Repertory), The Voysey Inheritance (Centerstage), Love's Labour's Lost, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo & Juliet (The Old Globe), Ctrl+Alt+Delete (San Jose Repertory), Macbeth, Henry V, All's Well that Ends Well, Volpone, Measure for Measure (Shakespeare Theatre Company). LOS ANGELES THEATRE: London's Scars, Bach At Leipzig, Moonlight and Magnolias (Odyssey Theatre), Sidhe (Road Theatre Company), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Black Dahlia), Bug (Lost Angels), James Joyce's The Dead (Open Fist), Loot (Theatre East), Eighteen (Meadows Basement), Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare Festival/LA). Rob is a proud member of the Antaeus Company, as well as Pacific Stages. FILM: "Life As We Know It," "The Soloist," "Fun with Dick and Jane," "Cellular, American Wedding." TELEVISION: "Mad Men," "Lincoln Heights," "Meet My Mom," "Eli Stone," "Cold Case," and "Dawson's Creek." ABOUT THE SCHEDULE AND PRICINGPLAY DATES will preview on Thursday, January 27, 2011 and Friday January 28 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, January 29 at 8m and run through Sunday, March 6 at Theatre Asylum, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm; Sundays at 7:00pm. Ticket prices are $25.00 for all performances. There will be a special performance on Monday, February 14 (Valentines Day) featuring Champagne, Roses and other Valentines surprises! Tickets are available online at www.plays411.com/playdates or by calling (323) 960-7784. For more information, please visit www.greenbeetleproductions.com.