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Beverly Hills’ Theatre 40 and the World Premiere of April, May & June

348s-1APRIL, MAY & JUNE: WORLD PREMIERE ENGAGEMENT OF COMEDY-DRAMA BEGINS PERFORMANCES MARCH 16 AT THEATRE 40

WHAT: April, May & June. World Premiere engagement of a new comedy-drama.

WHO: Written by Gary Goldstein. Directed by Terri Hanauer. Produced by David Hunt Stafford for Theatre 40.

WHERE: Theatre 40, in the Reuben Cordova Theatre, 241 S. Moreno Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Theatre 40 is Beverly Hills’ professional theatre company. The venue is on the campus of Beverly Hills High School. There is ample free parking beneath the theatre.

WHEN: March 16- April 16, 2017. Thurs.- Sat. at 8:00, Sun. at 2:00. The performance on Friday, March 17 will begin at 7:00 p.m.

ADMISSION: $30.

RESERVATIONS: (310) 364-0535.

ONLINE TICKETING: www.theatre40.org

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            April, May and June are fortyish sisters, born a year apart. They’re Jewish (although with one Gentile grandparent who made thebest matzo ball soup). They’re temperamentally a bit different. April, the eldest, is the most dominant. Her marriage has crumbled beneath her husband’s infidelity. May, always conscious of being “the middle one,” has issues with her weight. June, the youngest, is a lesbian whose own partner has been wayward.

            The three siblings have convened to pack up the old family home after their mother has passed away. She was the parent who had been most present in the women’s lives. Their father had been an alcoholic. Mother had endured and persevered.

            Going through their mother’s possessions, the women come across items that will give them a shocking surprise. Everything they thought they knew about their mother and their family will be changed and impact their lives forever. How will these newly revealed developments affect their relationship with each other?

            Terri Hanauer directs a cast that includes Jennifer Laks, Jennifer Taub and Meredith Thomas.

            Ms. Hanauer’s stage directing credits include Café Society; Father, Son and Holy Coach; The Assassination of Leon Trotsky: A Comedy; Drama Queens From Hell; Collected Stories; The Way You Look Tonight; much more. She has also directed for television (Zane’s Sex Chronicles for Cinemax) and feature film (Sweet Talk).

            Gary Goldstein is the playwright. His previous plays include Just Men, Curtain Call, Parental Discretion and Three Grooms and a Bride. He has also written the screenplays for the feature films If You Only Knew and Politics of Love, as well as numerous films for television, including The Wish List, Hitched for the Holidays, This Magic Moment, My Boyfriend’s Dogs, and Flower Shop Mysteriesstarring Brooke Shields, including Snipped in the Bud and Mum’s the Word. He’s also written for episodic television. His features and movie reviews appear frequently in the Los Angeles Times.

            For April, May & June: Assistant director: Michele Bernath. Stage manager: Don Solosan. Assistant stage manager: Richard Carner. Set design: Jeff Rack. Costume design: MichèleYoung. Lighting design: Ric Zimmerman. Sound design: Joseph “Sloe” Slawinski.

            You don’t have to wait until April, May or June to get your tickets to the sibling revelry of April, May & June.

 

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    Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills will present world premiere of April, May & June. New insights to a family in grief with comic humor of reviewing the life of a loved one.

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