2017 Season

Edward King

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Written and directed by Gary Graves
May 13–Jun 11

World Premiere #55: A Central Works Method Play

EXTENDED FOR 4 MORE PERFORMANCES:
June 15, 16, 17 at 8pm and June 18 at 5pm!!!

We are fully reserved on 6/8, 9, 10 & 11.
Please call the box office for information about the waiting list (510) 558.1381

Ed King is a mail carrier for the US Postal Service. He’s been married to his wife, Jo, for almost twenty years. She works the swing shift at the local Bob’s Big Boy. They’re a hard working couple, struggling to maintain a modest home in the San Bernardino Valley. And they’ve gone deep into debt in order to get their daughter into college.

But there’s a problem in the house. There’s something growing in the basement. Some kind of mold? Whatever it is, it’s spreading. And it’s eating away at the foundation of the house, threatening ultimately to bring the whole place down. Ed vows to figure out what the hell this hideous blight on his home is, and to get rid of it –whatever it takes.

God save us from the hapless enmity of Fate.

Edward King: a new comedy about finding your roots.

Production sponsors:
Erica Nietfeld
Ann Singer

“a superbly intelligent farce guaranteed to delight” –George Heymont, HuffPost

 

Ticket Prices

Advance tickets: $30
(Advance sales by phone thru Brown Paper Tickets: 800.838.3006)

At the door: $30–15 sliding scale

Pay-what-you-can: preview performances and every Thursday, at the door as available

Information & subscriber reservations: 510.558.1381

Performance calendar

Thu Fri Sat Sun
May 11
8pm
Preview
PWYC
12
8pm
Preview
PWYC
13
8pm
Opening
14
5pm
Talkback
18
8pm
PWYC
19
8pm
20
8pm
21
5pm
25
8pm
PWYC
26
8pm
27
8pm
28
5pm
Jun 1
8pm
PWYC
2
8pm
3
8pm
4
5pm
Talkback
8
8pm
PWYC
9
8pm
10
8pm
11
5pm
15
8pm
PWYC
16
8pm
17
8pm
18
5pm

Running Time

1 hour 45 min with an intermission
minimum suggested age: 12
Due to the intimacy of the performance space, we cannot allow children under the age of 7.

Actors
John Patrick Moore*
Michelle Talgarow
Jan Zvaifler

Stage Management: Vanessa Ramos
Costume design: Tammy Berlin
Lighting design: Gary Graves
Prop design: Debbie Shelley

*member AEA

Edward King (John Patrick Moore*) – male man?
Edward King, mailman,
on his daily route in Edward King,
Central Works new comedy about finding your roots.

Photo by J. Norrena

Ed’s loving wife, Jo (Michelle Talgarow), describes her day working at Bob’s Big Boy in Edward King, Central Works new comedy.

Photo by J. Norrena

Ed  (John Patrick Moore*) is the king of all he surveys – for the moment – in Edward King, Central Works new comedy about finding your roots.

Photo by J. Norrena

All photos: ACT OUT Photography

* member AEA

Something’s growing in the basement.  Who you gonna call?  Edwina the exterminator (Jan Zvaifler)!

Photo by J. Norrena

Watch the trailer!

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