Thursday, June 26, 2014

My big announcement of the year!

I'm thrilled to announce that my new play, A OR B? will be part of the 2014-2015 subscription series of the Falcon Theatre in Burbank.  Owned by Garry Marshall, this is one of the nicest and most respected theatres in Southern California.   The whole season looks great actually.   
And here's the blurb about my play:
I have to say, this is a big step up for me as a playwright.  My first production was in a war zone in LA on the second floor above a pizza parlor.    My friends wanted to see it but all turned back at La Brea. 

My second production was over a bowling alley (I kid you not).  Nothing is more ideal for comedy than crashing pins all night.  Plus, there was a Jerry's Deli attached.  Going to the war zone production was far safer than a post-theatre snack at Jerry's. 

As the ad says, A OR B? is a romantic comedy exploring both personal and professional relationships from many angles.   If I did my job right, it's both funny and a heartbreaking -- y'know, like love REALLY is. 

For ticket information and more details, here's where you go.    And to be put on the Falcon email list, where you get all kinds of great scoops, you sign up here

We start rehearsals in the fall and I'll keep you up to date on the process and progress.  But most of all, I'd love for you to come see the play.   Who knows?  Someday I may be at the Tony's and some snarky blogger will take gratuitous shots at me.   The theater is about dreaming. 

36 comments:

ally said...

Congrats, Ken!

Dan Ball said...

Cool!!

Wendy M. Grossman said...

Congrats. We will all expect free tickets.

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Ken: the top comment from "abdul ameer" is spam. You may want to remove it.

Dan in WNY said...

Are you directing?

blinky said...

Congratulations!
I am so glad you didn't go with your first idea for the title: Paper or Plastic?

Joseph said...

Congratulations! I look forward to seeing it!

Dana King said...

Congratulations. Well done and hard earned.

Richard Y said...

Well done, all the best to you

Tom Quigley said...

Congratulations, Ken! Hope it's a big success! I read your headline with some apprehension, afraid that maybe you were about to announce something like you decided to do the Chaz Bono thing (not that there's anything wrong with that)...

emily said...

Ken, I'm sure you have considered the myriad possibilities for sequels: "C or D," "E or F," "G or H..." Not to overlook the all-inclusive and ever-popular, "A to Z."
Glad to help.

Howard Hoffman said...

This is such great news, and so well deserved, Ken. I'll be there with bells off. Bells are a lot more distracting than bowling pins. Bonnie and I are so proud of you.

Breadbaker said...

Great news, and the play clearly covers themes that are of great interest to you. Enjoy!

mmryan314 said...

Congratulations Ken- I might have to visit a friend in LA sometime during that month. If I can't though, I hope you take it's success on the road and move it closer to where I live. Love the theme.

RyderDA said...

Congratulations, and this creates a FRIDAY QUESTION: Your new play "A OR B?" is by you and not the longstanding team of Levine & Isaacs. In a successful partnership, how do you know when to "go it alone" and when to take a project on as a team?

Julia Littleton said...

I hope your play makes it big so I'll be able to see it without having to travel to the West Coast. The synopsis is intriguing, as one would expect.

BGLawrence said...

That is very cool Ken. Congrats! Will Clint Eastwood be directing? LOL

Ed Dempsey said...

Awesome. Looks like there's a road trip to So. Cal. this fall. Looking at their lineup, I might have to subscribe. Besides your show, the Carlin Home Companion could be interesting.

Congrats!

Max Clarke said...

Excellent news, Ken.

Decades ago, the first screenplays I read were actually the Samuel French copies of plays that were made into movies: The Lion In Winter, A Man For All Seasons, and Play It Again, Sam.

Any chance we'll get to read A OR B? sometime?

norm said...

You don't suppose this will be directed by:......

Clint Eastwood?!

VincentS said...

Congratulations, Ken. Especially since Garry Marshall was one of your first writing influences.

Danj said...

Friday question: Can you please comment on this -- http://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/wings-ripped-off-chip-and-dale

Pat Reeder said...

Congratulations, and break a leg! Wish I could see it, but maybe some theater will do a Dallas production. We have a lot of excellent companies here looking for new material. But you do realize that if you want to win a Tony, you're going to have to marry David Isaacs.

D. McEwan said...

Fabulous. I will definitely be there to see it.

D. McEwan said...

It is a very nice theater. I saw my friend Jane Morris in Arsenic And Old Lace there some 15 years ago. Joan Darling was also in that production, and Richard Kline did the Peter Lorre role, so they get good actors.

Johnny Walker said...

Congrats again!

JoeyH said...

Great news!

DrBOP said...

So where IS the nearest deli?

Break a leg......looks good on 'ya!

RCP said...

Congratulations, Ken! I'm looking forward to it.

Carson said...

Congratulations Ken! I always enjoy going to The Falcon and look forward to seeing yur show (if it's not sold out!)

Reverend Jim said...

So...you've been secretly writing behind our backs, eh?

Lorimartian said...

Congratulations, Ken! This is very exciting. I'm sure you have actors in mind. Will you be involved in the casting process?

J.R. Kinnard said...

Good for you!!

Hamid said...

I don't live in LA. :-( Otherwise I'd definitely go and see it. Are you directing it too?

Mike Barer said...

Mazel Tov! It's amazing that you have your hand in so many pots and you still have time to blog every day!

Rona Benson said...
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Rona Benson said...

Hi Ken -

I had the pleasure of reading your play, A or B?, when I had an audition for the role of "Abby". I loved it! How fun it would be to explore all those scenarios in rehearsal and in performance! Alas, I have not heard about a callback. :( Darn. Maybe callbacks haven't happened yet. Anyway - I still love the play and look forward to seeing it if not playing in it. I wish you much success with this run and with the play's future!

:) Rona Benson
www.ronabenson.com