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Dick & Lola

Written by Debra Monk
Directed by MJ Bruder Munafo
DICK AND LOLA, the new comedy by Debra Monk, will be presented as a staged reading featuring Ms. Monk, along with her amazing friends, comedienne Andrea Martin and “One Life to Live” actor, Brian Kerwin. The readings are Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 pm at The Vineyard Playhouse, 24 Church Street in downtown Vineyard Haven. Following the readings, there will be a brief Q&A with the playwright.

Walt Disney said: “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” DICK AND LOLA is one woman’s poignant and sometimes, very funny search for Prince Charming. We laugh as Dorothy and her pal Andrea, discuss life as they see it and as they wish it could be---not willing to settle, but still fearful of doing something new and exciting. Dorothy questions God, her gynecologist and any man that may come her way----and when there are answers, she is not always ready for them.
Starring Debra Monk, Andrea Martin and Brian Kerwin

Debra Monk

DEBRA MONK has starred on Broadway in Curtains (Drama Desk Award, Tony nomination), Chicago; Reckless; Thou Shalt Not; Ah, Wilderness!; Steel Pier (Tony nomination); Company; Picnic (Tony nomination); Redwood Curtain (Tony Award); Nick and Nora; Pump Boys and Dinettes (Co-Author, Tony Nomination). Off-Broadway, she has appeared in Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Show People; The Seagull; The Time of the Cuckoo (Obie Award); Death-Defying Acts; Three Hotels; Assassins; Oil City Symphony (Co-author, Drama Desk Award). Her many film appearances include: The Other Woman; The Great Buck Howard; The Savages; The Producers; Center Stage; Devil’s Advocate; In & Out; Extreme Measures; The Bridges of Madison County; Jeffrey; Fearless; Reckless; Mrs. Winterbourne; Bed of Roses, and the upcoming One For the Money and Ass Backwards. Guest appearances on television include: “Brothers and Sisters,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “The Closer,” “Notes from the Underbelly,” "Desperate Housewives," “Law and Order,” and “Frasier.” She starred in the TV movies “The Music Man,” “Eloise at the Plaza,” “Eloise at Christmastime,” “Ellen Foster,” and “Redwood Curtain (reviving her Tony-winning performance).” She was a member of the repertory cast of “A Nero Wolfe Mystery,” and has appeared as George’s mother on “Grey’s Anatomy,” Ellen’s mother on “Damages,” and Will Schuester’s mother on “Glee.” She won an Emmy for her portrayal of Katie Sipowicz on “NYPD Blue.”

Andrea Martin

ANDREA MARTIN's career began in the US touring company of You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, in which she played Lucy. During the tour, she visited Toronto Canada, fell in love with the city, moved there and within a month, got cast in the Toronto production of Godspell, in what is now considered the legendary cast; Victor Garber, Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Gilda Radner, Jayne Eastwood and Paul Shaffer, their musical director. Ms. Martin went on to appear in Leonard Bernstein's "Candide" as well as "Private Lives" with Maggie Smith and Brian Bedford at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival Theatre. Ms. Martin has appeared in numerous theatre and television productions in Canada, the most notable being, Toronto's Second City stage show for five years which led to the critically claimed SCTV. She has hosted every televised award program in the country, is the recipient of both the Canada Walk of Fame and Women in Television and Film awards. For Martin's work in the recent Toronto production of Love, Loss and What I Wore, as well as her one woman show, “Final Days! Everything Must Go!!”, she received Broadwayworld.com's 2010 best actress and best theatrical event awards. Ms Martin has also received four ACTRA awards for her participation in SCTV, two GEMINI nominations for hosting the 2007 Winnipeg Comedy Festival and for the CBC miniseries, St. Urban's Horseman. Her film credits include, the newly released Breaking Upwards, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, (Sag award nomination and People's Choice Award, best ensemble) Hedwig and the Angry Inch, All Over the Guy, Mary Walsh's Young Triffie's Been Made Away With, Stepping Out, Bogus, Wag the Dog, New York Minute, both the original and remake of Black Christmas, and Cannibal Girls,(co-starring Eugene Levy) for which she won the Best Actress Award at SITGES, the international horror film festival of Spain. For her work on “SCTV” Ms.Martin won 2 Emmy Awards for writing and received an Emmy nomination for Best Actress in a Variety series. Her additional television credits include My Big Fat Greek Life, Little Mosque on the Prairie, and Nurse Jackie. She is the recipient of 3 American Comedy Award nominations for several cable specials including her own “Andrea Martin Together Again,” for Showtime, which also received a Cable Ace Award nomination for writing. She has lent her voice to an impressive list of animated projects including Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, The Rugrats Movie, The Simpsons, Superman, Anastasia, George and Martha, and Sesame Street for which she received a special Emmy Award. Martin has received more Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations as a Featured Actress in a Musical than any other actress for her performances in Young Frankenstein, Oklahoma!, Candide and My Favorite Year, for which she won both awards as well as the Theatre World Award. She was last seen on Broadway opposite Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon in Exit the King, for which she received Drama Desk Award and Outer Critic Circle Award nominations, and also starred in the revival of The Fiddler on the Roof. Martin’s off-Broadway theater credits include her one-woman show Nude, Nude, Totally Nude, for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination, On the Town for City Center Encores!, The Exonerated, The Vagina Monologues and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Martin has appeared regionally in The Torch-Bearers, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Matchmaker, The Royal Family (all at Williamstown Theatre Festival). She also starred in the Huntington Theatre Company productions of The Rose Tattoo, and Betty’s Summer Vacation, for which she won the IRNE and the Elliot Norton Award for Best Actress. Ms. Martin is currently touring her new one woman show- Andrea Martin: Final Days! Everything Must Go!! throughout Ontario and the US. She divides her time between NY and Toronto, when she is not interfering in the life of her grown sons, Jack and Joe, who reside in LA.

Brian Kerwin

BRIAN KERWIN was born in Chicago. He last appeared on Broadway in "August: Osage County". He was in Lincoln Center's "Little Foxes" and "Graceland". Most recently he was in South Coast Rep's "Circle Mirror Transformation". His film work includes "27 Dresses", "Jack", "Torchsong Trilogy", and "Murphy's Romance" among others. This summer he will appear in the film adaptation of the bestseller "The Help" opposite Allison Janney. TV work includes recently a recurring role on the ABC soap opera "One Life To Live" and guest appearances on Law and Order, Monk, Grey's Anatomy, Nip/Tuck, West Wing, and Big Love. Brian lives on Manhattan's upper west side with his wife and three children. He loves to cook.

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