Kentwood Players Upcoming Shows
Onstage in Los Angeles

January 20 – February 11, 2023
All My Sons
by Arthur Miller
Directed by Ben Lupejkis
Produced by Alison Boole and Colleen Okida

The age-old capitalistic struggle of “profit over people” that prompted the infamous House Un-American Activities Committee to question playwright Arthur Miller’s patriotic loyalties is on full display in ALL MY SONS. In his Tony Award winning play, Miller creates a post-war American family in a tragic downfall of material greed, lies, love, and loss. It demands we examine our own ethical responsibilities to ourselves, our neighbors, and all at-risk sons (and daughters) of American conflict.

ALL MY SONS is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
March 17 – April 8, 2023
Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Susan Stangl
Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure with Sherlock Holmes on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be!
KEN LUDWIG'S BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
May 12 – June 10, 2023
Rent
by Jonathan Larson
Directed by Marcus S. Daniel
RENT is a rock musical loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s 1896 opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural young artists struggling to survive and create a life in Lower Manhattan’s East Village in the thriving days in bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. On Broadway, the musical gained critical acclaim and won several awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production ran for 12 years, making it one of the longest-running shows to be performed there. Its success and popularity have led to productions worldwide, and in 2005, it was adapted into a motion picture featuring most of the original cast members.
RENT is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
July 21 – August 12, 2023
Moon Over Buffalo
by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Gail Bernardi
MOON OVER BUFFALO centers on Charlotte and George Hay who are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac (the “revised one-nostril version”) and Noel Coward’s Private Lives. Charlotte has grandiose dreams of becoming a Hollywood film star, while George, on the other hand, is quite satisfied as a stage actor and sees live theater as being superior to film. But when they receive word that they might have one last shot at real stardom since Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, with the couple’s marriage on the rocks due to drinking and cheating getting in their way, how will they be able to take advantage of this golden opportunity? Hilarity ensues with numerous mistaken identities, much slapstick humor, and sexual innuendo filling their back-and-forth backstage banter!
MOON OVER BUFFALO is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
September 15 – October 7, 2023
An Inspector Calls
by J.B. Priestley
Directed by Jesse Saywell
AN INSPECTOR CALLS is set in the drawing room of the well-to-do Birling family: patriarch Arthur, a self-made businessman, his wife Sybil, their daughter Sheila and son Eric. They are joined by Sheila’s new fiancé Gerald Croft, son of Sir George Croft, heir to one of the most successful family businesses in England. As the family allow themselves to luxuriate in their good fortune and position in society, they are suddenly interrupted by an unexpected visitor when their maid, Edna, announces that Police Inspector Goole has come speak with them about investigating the death of a young, working-class woman, Eva Smith. Slowly but surely the Inspector’s questions get to the truth of the matter, revealing that each family member has secrets linking them to the tragic suicide. His startling revelations not only shatter their lives, but also raise profound questions about social conscience and class values that cannot be ignored, even today. Welcome the 2023 Halloween Season with this social commentary mystery.
AN INSPECTOR CALLS is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
Note: All announced shows are subject to change
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