The timing couldn’t be better, with the current political state of the country, for the world premiere of Jerry Mayer’s political romantic comedy How To Love a Republican, October 1st. A romantic comedy for our turbulent times, How to Love a Republican reunites the acclaimed team of writer Jerry Mayer and director Chris DeCarlo (Almost Perfect). Inspired by their own long and happy marriage, Margie's parents decide to help her find her true love. The only problem is her dad is a far-right Republican, while her mom is a diehard Democrat. Each thinks they've found Margie the perfect man, both of whom turn out to be politicians running for the same seat in Congress. Now Margie is caught in the middle of the country's political divide -- with hilarious results. “How to Love a Republican” features stage and screen personalities Elizabeth Ellson (NOHOMO Hollywood & New York Fringe, Kirk Douglas Theatre), Rachel Galper (Lisa Phillips Visca’s Turning Thirty, Author! Author! an evening with Sholom Aleichem), Dan Gilvezan (Almost Perfect; Desperate Housewives, Transformers series), Adam Mondschein (The Last Ship, Arrested Development, Castle), Matthew Wrather (Travesties with Sam Waterston; The Raft with Ed Asner). Playwright Jerry Mayer has had an impressive career in television, writing and producing such prized shows as M*A*S*H, The Bob Newhart Show, All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Facts of Life and five Mitzi Gaynor’s TV Specials, plus her famous Las Vegas Act. Mayer has happily discovered that by far his first love is writing for the theatre. All eight of his plays can be found in the Samuel French catalogue and have appeared successfully in New York City three times (Off Broadway) and in hundreds of theatres all over the US and Canada, as well as in Europe. Most of Mayer’s plays deal with the “ups, downs and sideways” of male/female relationships, for which he humbly thanks the guidance of his lovely muse/wife (for lots of years), Emily. Director Chris DeCarlo has been acting, writing and directing for more than 40 years, bringing to the stage over 250 World and American Premieres, including Stephen King and Robert B. Parker’s RAGE, Annie Reiner’s Mirage à Trois, Brenda Krantz’s Lovely! starring Louise Sorrell, the Ovation-nominated Picon Pie, Todd Susman’s Locked and Loaded. Among his LA TIMES Critics’ Pick productions are Doug Knott’s Last of the Knotts, Jerry Mayer’s Aspirin & ELEPHANTS, the Sroka/Fleming comedy Dying for Laughs starring Stuart Pankin, and Charlie Lustman’s pop operetta Made Me Nuclear. Recent credits: Audition – the Musical, Moliere’s The Fools, and Lisa Phillips Visca’s Climax starring Rae Dawn Chong. Dates: Saturdays 7:00 pm & Sundays 3:00 pm through December 11, 2016 Event Price: $29.50 all seats Location: Santa Monica Playhouse is at 1211 4th Street (in heart of downtown Santa Monica) Santa Monica, CA 90401 Come see the hilarious and insightful How To Love a Republican. And then go out and VOTE!
Ages: Mature Audiences