June 23 – July 9
A contemporary new play
Written & Directed by Bill C. Davis
with Kelly McAndrew & Todd Gearhart
Two life-long friends, from different cities and orientations, meet monthly to start a new life. Before anything biological can happen, they discover that there are deep personal and emotional challenges within a world that they begin to realize will always be filled with challenging variations of love and dependable chaos.
Click here to view the PLUM TV interview with Bill C. Davis
Bill C. Davis is the author of MASS APPEAL, which premiered at The Manhattan Theatre Club then moved to Broadway where it received the Outer Critic’s Circle Award. Mr. Davis adapted the play as a screenplay and it was made into a movie starring Jack Lemmon and Charles Durning and was chosen one of the ten best films for that year by The National Board of Review. He also performed the role of Mark Dolson with Milo O’Shea, Charles Durning and Brian Keith. MASS APPEAL has played in Paris, Italy, Germany, Poland, Brazil, Argentina, Sweden, South Africa and Australia. He is also the author of AVOW and THE SEX KING.
Another play by Bill C. Davis, DANCING IN THE END-ZONE, premiered at the State Theatre in Miami, directed by Jose Ferrer and starred Elaine Stritch. The play moved to Broadway and was also performed in Los Angeles where the play received a Dramalogue award. His play, WRESTLERS, had its premiere in Los Angeles, with Mr. Davis acting in it opposite Mark Harmon. The play was Critic’s Choice for the LA Times. The play was also produced off-broadway. Bill C. Davis directed his play SPINE in Los Angeles with Meredith Baxter and Mackenzie Astin. SPINE was also directed by the author at The George Street Playhouse in New Jersey. Mr. Davis’ play, AVOW, premiered Off-Broadway at the Century Center for the Performing Arts. AVOW has been translated into German and French.
AVOW was revived in New York City in 2009. Among his new and upcoming theatre pieces are THE SEX KING, AUSTIN’S BRIDGE (a musical) and OPEN FOR ME (a musical) and HOUSEHOLD ACCOUNTS. Mr. Davis is a lifetime member of The Writers Guild of America East and he is a member of The Dramatist Guild and The Players Club. For more info. www.billcdavis.com
Todd Gearhart Broadway: BYE BYE BIRDIE. NY: Manhattan Theatre Club, Roundabout Theatre Company,Playwrightʼs Horizonʼs, The Vineyard Theatre, The Actors Company Theatre, HB Playwrights. Regional: The Guthrie, The Alliance, George Street Playhouse, The Fordʼs Theatre, The Ogunquit Playhouse (IRNE nomination), Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Cleveland Playhouse, The Human Race. TV: Lipstick Jungle, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, The Education of Max Bickford, All My Children, The Guiding Light, One Life to Live. Film: Dogʼs Lie, Moving Mike, Neurotica, Peppermills. Todd is a CCM graduate and studied at HB studios with Uta Hagen. Todd is a member of critically the acclaimed The Actors Company Theatre
Kelly McAndrew just completed a run as Karen Weston in the Old Globe Theatre’s production of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY. Broadway: MAGGIE THE CAT, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. Off-Broadway: STILL LIFE (MCC), THE CATARACT (The Women’s Project), BOOK OF DAYS (Signature Theatre). Other New York Theatre: GREEDY (Clubbed Thumb), TOPSY TURVEY MOUSE (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), TROUT STANLEY (Culture Project) LYRIC IS WAITING (kef productions). Regional theatres include: The Alley, Huntington Theatre, A.R.T, Arena Stage, George Street Playhouse, Baltimore Centre Stage, St. Louis Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, The Olney Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Shakespeare on the Sound, Bard Summerscape. TV: Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Gossip Girl. Film: In the Family (upcoming), Everybody’s Fine (with Robert DeNiro), Superheroes, New Guy, Out of the Darkness.