Theatre 40 and the city of Beverly Hills Community Services Department will present free outdoor play-readings at the beautiful Greystone Estate and Gardens. Each play in the series will be performed on two dates, by actors from the Theatre 40 company.
On Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, “The Half-Light by Monica Wood” will be presented, directed by Ann Hearn Tobolowsky. The play involves a chance encounter presents a tantalizing question for a college secretary: can anyone be trained to see the dead? Her dogged pursuit of an answer leads to a far more earthbound challenge when a colleague is felled by grief. The show stars Abigail Stewart, Grinnell Morris, Jennifer Davis and Ivy Khan.
On Sept. 7-8, “Doris and Ivy in the Home” by Norm Foster, directed by Jules Aaron, will be prestned. The show is about a retired prison guard Doris Mooney has just moved in to Paradise Village, a retirement home in Canmore, Alberta. She quickly befriends Ivy Hoffbauer, a former world champion skier who’s taken aback by Doris’s cheerful brashness. Rounding out the trio is dapper Arthur Beech who has designs on Ivy. Love, gossip and sex behind the compost heap, this is Foster at his hilarious best. The play features Ann Hearn Tobolowsky, Melanie MacQueen and David Hunt Stafford.
Theatre 40 is Beverly Hills’ professional theatre company. For information, visit theatre40.org.
All readings will be performed outdoors in The Pool Area at Greystone Estate at the west end of the upper parking lot and start at 5 p.m. To reserve free seats, call (310)364-3606. Greystone Estate and Gardens is located at 905 Loma Vista Drive.
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