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I am in yet another blizzard play – Fred Willard this time

February 25, 2011

I got a call the other day asking if I would portray a DJ in a new play with Fred Willard. Type casting? I recently directed No. Saints Lane, a dark comedy that takes place in a blizzard in Skagway, Alaska. (“Kudos should surely be given director Steve Julian for wrenching spot-on performances from his mostly untested players, many presumably unsullied by the discordant world they create here so authentically.” – Backstage Critics Pick)

From the release: Upland, Ca— The Grove Theatre is proud to announce the opening of “Deathtroupe”, an original play by Mary Willard, author of “Moonshine”, “Occasional Sin”,  and “Elvis and Juliet”.  “Deathtroupe” is a comedy with blood-curdling screams, a murderer by the name of ‘The Chopper’ running loose, grilled cheese sandwiches, Jell-o, and Captain Morgan. “Deathtroupe” takes place in Cape Ann, Massachusetts at a bed and breakfast, during a blizzard, with dangerous bank robbers on the loose. Deathtroupe stars Fred Willard (Best in Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, WALL-E, 100 appearances on The Tonight show With Jay Leno), and an all star cast, including Grove favorites Anne-Johnston Brown, Vil Towers and Howard Wilson.

 Deathtroupe opens Saturday, March 12th, and runs Saturdays at 7:29 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm through March 27th.  Tickets are $25 and $20 with senior, student and group discounts available. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (909) 920-4343, by going to the Box Office or by visiting The Grove’s website at http://www.grovetheatre.com. Box Office Hours are 11 am – 4 pm weekdays, 11 am – 2 pm Saturdays except holidays.

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