GARRETT lights up the stage!" Los Angeles
RICHLY NUANCED PERFORMANCES!" LA
Garrett performs her incomparable magic in a bright new revival
of Noel Coward’s classy 'Waiting in the Wings' at Theatre
directed by producer/director Charlie Mount"Curtain
of the most elegant outfits seen onstage in quite a while"
the direction of Charlie Mount, the skilled actresses offer an
explosion of sassy attitude and female cheekiness. They are beautiful,
vibrant, and playful....
Betty Garrett (Sarita), whose comedic timing is like a fine wine
aged to perfection, plays her character as curious and gregarious
despite dementia. When admiring an age spot she quotes Shakespeare,
“Out damned spot!”
Henryk (Lotta) is not only breathtakingly beautiful, she is at
complete ease with her character. And Layla Galloway (Cora) can
be relied upon to nail the moment-to-moment subtext humor.
talented cast mixes the humor of The Golden Girls with the sass
of Desperate Housewives.
The set is well crafted by Jeff G. Rack and fully captures a retirement
home ambiance with its lace curtains and fringe lamps. The fireplace
burns and the solarium shines. The costumes by Daniella Cartun
make me wish for a return of the stylish 50s hats. Carefully chosen
for the period, the women looked stunning in every scene. Yancey
Dunham’s lighting highlighted several important scenes with
strong theatrics and visual punctuation." SoCal.com
and Directed by
10 - NOV 23, 2008 Fri and Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm
Walter Beery, Phyllis Franklin, Layla Galloway, Betty Garrett,
Magda Harout, Katherine Henryk, David P. Johnson, Arden Lewis,
Don Moore, Erin Moore, Catherine Natale, Corinne Shor, Dianne
Travis, Sandra Tucker, Seemah Wilde
Design by Jeff G. Rack
Lighting Design by Yancey Dunham
Costumes by Daniella Cartun
Stage Manager - Rita Cofield
Musical Director - Phyllis Franklin
Mural Painting by Jeff Raum
Theatre West Executive Director - John Gallogly
Possible with a Grant from The Lloyd E. Rigler - Lawrence E. Deutsch
shows at Theatre West are Wheelchair accessible.
Restrooms are not wheelchair accessible.