Brian Maticic's DEPEND ON ME Opens 10/6 In Downtown Glendale

Brian Maticic's DEPEND ON ME Opens 10/6 In Downtown Glendale

The Brelby Theatre Company located in Historic Downtown Glendale, is thrilled to be bringing the world premiere of Brian Maticic's latest work Depend on Me to the Brelby stage this fall. Maticic will also direct this production, aiming to leave audiences in suspense with a sense of bewilderment.

This story explores a different, darker side of the classic "Odd Couple" scenario. "The majority of my adult life has been spent living with roommates in order to afford the cost of an apartment in the new economy" says Maticic. "Depend on Me asks questions about what it means to be an adult in 2017, what our relationships with our parents look like, and how we navigate pursuing our dreams or getting what we want." Depend on Me is the latest world premiere from Maticic, who has penned several pieces for Brelby in the past including Windfall, Playing Games and Nonfat Soy Peppermint Mocha Latte...with Sprinkles.

In Depend on Me, Monica has just moved back to town after grad school, and has responded to an ad looking for a roommate. Celia is as much an introvert as Monica is a bubbly extrovert, but Monica's charm leads them to create a friendship that is tested, strengthened and manipulated when death begins to surround Monica. This dark comedy explores the struggles and strains of conflicting personalities in a roommate, and friendship, and the dark depths people can plunge to in order to feel needed. What would you be willing to kill for?

Depend on Me features performances by a cast that is familiar to the Brelby stage, including Melody Chrispen as Celia (Be a Good Little Widow, Meet the Dryers), Samantha-Elise Tennant as Monica (After Hours at Rosie's Pub, Cold War Kids), Brady Anderson as Dad (The 4th Annual Miscast Concert), Wendy Warwick White as Gloria (Fools, The Tempest), and Devon Mahon as Courtland (Windfall, The Oz Chronicles).

Depend on Me features a production team of Brelby veterans with Brian Maticic (Scenic Design), Colleen Carnahan (Lighting Design), John Perovich (Sound Design), Zachary Arnold (Hair, Makeup & Costume Design), Melody Chrispen (Prop Designer), and Kevin Fenderson (Stage Manager).

Brelby partners with local downtown Glendale businesses to offer more options for audience members. By showing their digital ticket, audiences can receive 10% off of their bill at the Hop Stop Diner, 10% off of any entrée at Haus Murphy's Restaurant, and 10% off of a customer's bill at the Olde Towne Glendale (OTG) Beer & Wine Bar or the Gaslight Inn.

BOX OFFICE: Depend on Me performs October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 at 7:30pm, and October 8, 15, and 22 at 2:00pm. Tickets are available by visiting the official web site at General admission is $25 per performance. Opening night tickets are $30, and include admission to the Opening Night Gala immediately following the performance. Admission to Depend on Me is included in the benefits of Brelby's ShowGO subscription. The Brelby Playhouse is located at 7154 N 58th Dr, Glendale, AZ 85301.

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