Five Comedies Selected for Final Year’s Production at Lakeforest Mall
Best Medical Representative, Gaithersburg’s professional theater company is proud to announce the selected plays for its sixth season, the final year in its current space at Lake Forest Mall. The games are The trip by Crystal V. Rhodes, White Rapunzel by June Rachelson OSPA and Daniel Neide, America’s sexiest couple by Ken Levinand two pieces of Jean Morogiello: In the gutter and Beckett’s fault.
“It’s going to be a fun season,” says writer and art director John Morogiello. “The scripts display a wide range of comic topics and styles. Our audience will love them.
The kick off for season 6 is The trip by Crystal V. Rhodes. Four lifelong friends embark on a pair of hilarious road trips twenty years apart. Can they rebuild the bridge that connects them without drowning in the water below? The production runs September 9 – October 2, 2022. It’s a fun ensemble comedy directed by Yvonne Paretzky.
“We were supposed to present The trip last season,” observes director Paretzky, “but the Omicron variant had other plans. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to finally stage this wonderful piece.
The next production White Rapunzel, is something new for Best Medicine Rep: a family musical. Written by June Rachelson OSPA and Daniel Neide, the play throws three different fairy tales into a comedic blender to great effect. The production will take place November 26 – December 11, 2022 on a morning schedule.
Best Medicine Rep’s dedication to the work of the Emmy-winning writer Ken Levin returns in our next production, America’s sexiest couple. The play is about a pair of aging sitcom actors who come together to see if the spark they felt in their youth was real or just acting. America’s sexiest couple short January 6 – 22, 2023and will be led by Kathleen Bart.
Of February 24 – March 19, 2023Best Med will present the world premiere of John Morogiello In the gutterdirected by the audience favorite Stan Levin. The play is a fantastic parody of film noir, with money, murder and a nosy neighbor played by another audience favorite. Rebecca A. Herron.
The season ends with another piece of Jean Morogiello, Beckett’s fault. Located in the literary office of a regional theater, Becket’s faultIt’s a comedy about office politics, ambition and being forced to read bad scripts. He works April 28 – May 21, 2023.
“Beckett is something we’ve always wanted to produce,” Morogiello jokes, “It’s one of my plays that had some success in the US and UK. In fact, it was done by a local amateur theater a few years ago. . We thought enough time had passed. I mean, if theaters can produce Dream of a summer night every year they can bear Beckett every seven.
Tickets for the upcoming season of Best Medicine Rep Theater Company are on sale now. They are available from Best Medicine Rep’s website.
Now in its sixth season, Best Medicine Rep is a non-profit theater company specializing in new comedy. It is dedicated to the artistic, educational and cultural development of the greater Gaithersburg area. For more information about the company, please visit here.
WHO: Best Medicine Representative Theater Company
WHAT: Season 6
WHERE: Best Medical Representative, Lakeforest Mall, 701 Russell Avenue, Suite F115, Gaithersburg, MD (lower level).
WHEN: September 2022 – May 2023
TICKETS: General admission $30. $25 seniors. Visit bestmedicinerep.org.
CONTACT: Mary Roberds, 636-299-2635, email@example.com
ABOUT BEST MEDICINE REP
Best Medicine Rep is fully dedicated to the development and production of new comedy plays. In addition to its comedic mission, Best Medicine Rep is dedicated to the artistic, educational, and cultural development of the Gaithersburg and Montgomery Village area. It was founded as a non-profit theater company in 2016.
The current board members are:
John Morogiello, President and Artistic Director
Rebecca A. Herron, Vice President
Stan Levin, secretary
Mary Roberds, Treasurer
Sally Coberly, Director
Sally French, director
Nayab Hussain, director
Carla Magdamo, Director
Alexandra Parker, Director
Seth Polansky, director
Teri Pool, Director
Sheila Samaddar, Director