Five comedies selected for final year production at Lakeforest Mall
Dear medicine man, The Gaithersburg Professional Theater Company is proud to announce the plays selected for its sixth season, its final year in its current space in Lakeforest . Shopping Center† The plays are The journey by means of Crystal V. Rhodes† Rapunzarella White by means of June Rachelson Ospa and Daniel Neiden† America’s Sexiest Couple by means of Ken Levineand two plays by John Morogiello† In the gutter and Blame Beckett†
“This is going to be a fun season,” said author and artistic director John Morogiello. “The scripts show a wide range of comedic subjects and styles. Our audience will love them.”
Season 6 kicks off The journey by Crystal V. Rhodes. Four lifelong friends embark on some hilarious road trips twenty years apart. Can they rebuild the bridge that connected them without drowning in the water below? Production is underway September 9 – October 2, 2022† It’s a fun, ensemble comedy directed by Yvonne Paretzky.
“We had to present The journey last season”, director Paretzky notes, “but the Omicron variant had other plans. We are delighted to have the opportunity to finally assemble this beautiful piece.”
The next production, Rapunzarella White, is something new for Best Medicine Rep: a family musical. Written by June Rachelson Ospa and Daniel Neiden, the piece throws three different fairy tales into a comic blender with great effect. Production will run Nov 26 – Dec 11 2022 on a full matinee schedule.
Best Medicine Rep’s dedication to the work of an Emmy Award-winning writer Ken Levine returns in our next production, America’s Sexiest Couple† The play is about a pair of aging sitcom actors who reunite to see if the spark they felt in their youth was true or just acting. America’s Sexiest Couple walks January 6 – 22, 2023and is directed by Kathleen Barth†
From February 24 – March 19, 2023Best Med Presents John Morogiello’s World Premiere In the gutterdirected by audience favorite Stan Levin† The play is a fantastic parody of film noir, with money, murder and a nosy neighbor played by another crowd favorite Rebecca A. Herron†
The season ends with another play by John Morogiello† Blame Beckett† Located in the literary office of a regional theater, Blame it on BecketIt’s a comedy about office politics, ambition and being forced to read bad scripts. it rents April 28 – May 21, 2023†
“Beckett is something we’ve always wanted to produce,” Morogiello jokes, “It’s one of my plays that’s had quite a bit of success in the US and UK. It was even done by a local amateur theater a few years ago. We thought enough time had passed I mean if theaters can produce A Midsummer Night’s Dream every year they can bear it Beckett every seven.”
tickets for Best Medicine Rep Theater Company’s upcoming season are on sale now. They are available through Best Medicine Rep’s website†
Now in its sixth season, Best Medicine Rep is a non-profit theater company specializing in new comedies. It is dedicated to the artistic, educational and cultural development of the greater Gaithersburg area. For more information about the company, please click here.
WHO: Best Medicine Rep Theater Company
WHAT: Season 6
WHERE: Best Medicine Rep, Lakeforest Mall, 701 Russell Avenue, Suite F115, Gaithersburg, MD (lower level).
WHEN: September 2022 – May 2023
TICKETS: $30 general admission. $25 seniors. Visit bestmedicinerep.org.
CONTACT: Mary Roberds, 636-299-2635, email@example.com
ABOUT THE BEST MEDICINE REP
Best Medicine Rep is completely dedicated to the development and production of new comedy plays. In addition to its comedic mission, Best Medicine Rep is dedicated to the artistic, educational, and cultural development of the Gaithersburg and Montgomery Village area. It was founded as a non-profit theater company in 2016.
The current board members are:
John Morogiello, Chairman and Artistic Director
Rebecca A. Herron, Vice President
Stan Levin, secretary
Mary Roberts, treasurer
Sally Coberly, director
Sally French, Director
Nayab Hussain, Director
Carla Magdamo, Director
Alexandra Parker, Director
Seth Polansky, Director
Teri Pool, Director
Sheila Samaddar, Director