THE RAINBOW THEATRE COMPANY
THE WORLD PREMIERE of a NEW PLAY
BY HENRY JAGLOM:
Directed by GARY IMHOFF
Produced by ALEXANDRA GUARNIERI
Starring TANNA FREDERICK
JULIE DAVIS, DAVID GARVER*, JACK
HELLER*, DAVID PROVAL*, DIANE
SALINGER, HARRIET SCHOCK.
Set and Lighting Design JOEL DAAVID
Stage Manager TOBIAS MEHLER
Previews begin October 1st-October 16th, 2009.
Opens Saturday, October 17 at 8 p.m.
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at
The Gala Opening Night performance on October
17 is followed by a reception with hors d'oeuvres,
libations & music.
Dark Thanksgiving Weekend, November 26-29.
Closes Sunday, December 20.
ADMISSION: $25. Gala performance on October
RSVP Required: Reservation Line: (310) 392-7327.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE PLEASE GO TO: www.edgemarcenter.org UNDER EVENTS
At Edgemar Center For the Arts, on the Main Stage, 2437 Main Street , Santa Monica , CA 90405 .
Parking is available (fee charged) in an onsite structure, and metered parking is available in nearby Lot 11, across
the street from Peet's Coffee.
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The Isaacs are a mostly Jewish extended family (there's a little Irish, Italian and some Chickasaw thrown into the
mix) of actors. George Isaacs, aka Grisha (Jack Heller) the patriarch, had been a third-generation star of the
Yiddish theatre in his youth, before "crossing over" into English-speaking theatre as he grew up. His wife, Vivien
Cooper ( Diane Salinger), had also been a successful stage actress, but now mostly stays at home and looks after
George. Vivien's brother, Larry Cooper (David Proval), is in a nearby dinner-theatre production of "Guys and Dolls"
and therefore staying at the Isaacs' house as well. Times are tough and theatre jobs are few, so they've also taken
in a boarder, Sally Brooks (Harriet Schock), a fading character actress.
George and Vivien have two grown daughters. Pandora, aka Panda (Tanna Frederick) the younger, is happy she
was born in a trunk and has gotten to live the actor's life. But she has moved back into her parents' crumbling home,
just 45 minutes from Broadway, after a long-term romance collapses, the latest of several failed love affairs. Betsy
(Julie Davis), hates showbiz and is uncomfortable with its inhabitants, and moved away to become successful as a
"civilian." She brings home her fiancé, Jimmy Halkin (David Garver), to meet the family. Also a successful
businessman ("mostly in real estate"), Jimmy is as seemingly normal as her family members are "weird." That's
how Betsy sees them. She's in for a surprise.
They are all in for surprises!
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