2017 Season

Edward King

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Written and directed by Gary Graves
Produced in: 2017

World Premiere #55: A Central Works Method Play

June 15, 16, 17 at 8pm and June 18 at 5pm!!!

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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


John Patrick Moore*
Michelle Talgarow
Jan Zvaifler

Stage Management: Vanessa Ramos
Costume design: Tammy Berlin
Lighting design: Gary Graves
Prop design: Debbie Shelley
Sound Design: Gregory Scharpen

*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

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