ACTORS CO-OP’s “The Man Who Came to Dinner” Opens to SOLD OUT HOUSE

Opening to a sold out house, the Actors Co-0p Theatre Company’s production of Kaufman and Hart’s THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER has been well-received by critics and continues to delight.  The beloved comedy about a nightmare holiday guest who never leaves is directed by Linda Kerns, and produced by Thomas Chavira.  The play runs through December 17 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood 90028.

The cast features the talents of John Allee*, Brenda Ballard*, Goreti da Silva, Kyle Frattini, Catriona Fray, Karen Furno*, Lila Hood, Wenzel Jones*, Jean Kauffman*, Hunter Lowdon, Natalie Hope MacMillan*, Deborah Marlowe, Greg Martin, Kevin Michael Moran*, Irwin Moskowitz, Lawrence Novikoff*, Chris Savell, Connor Sullivan, Catherine Urbanek*

The design team includes Nicholas Acciani* (Scenic/Projection Design), Shon LeBlanc (Costume Design), Andrew Schmedake (Lighting Design), Warren Davis (Sound Design), Ernest McDaniel (Property Master), and Amanda Walter (Hair/Make-up).

The production team includes Selah Victor* (Production Manager), Ernest McDaniel (Props Master), Rita Cannon (Stage Manager) and Tintin Nguyen (Assistant Stage Manager).

About Show Times and Tickets:  THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER runs now through Sunday, December 17.  Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm. No shows November 24, 25 and 26.  An additional Saturday Matinee is available November 18 at 2:30 pm.  Tickets: $30.00.  Seniors (60+): $25.00.  Students: $20.00.  Group rates available for parties of 6 or more.  To buy tickets or make reservations please visit or call (323) 462-8460.   Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St.  90028 (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood 90028.



Actors Co-op operates two 99-seat Equity-approved theatres on the campus of First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. Actors Co-op began in 1987 with a dozen actors. Currently, its membership exceeds 50 professionals. Called “a 99-seat miracle” by Daily Variety, Actors Co-op’s numerous awards for theatre excellence include the Los Angeles Drama Critics Polly Warfield Award for “Outstanding Season” (2013) in a small to mid-sized theatre, the Margaret Harford Award for “Sustained Achievement” in smaller theatre from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, the Charlie Award for “Excellence in the Arts” by the Hollywood Arts Council, as well as numerous Ovation Award nominations and wins including a nomination for “Best Season” (2013-2014) and win for Best Musical (2014). Since the Crossley Theatre opened its doors in April of 1989 and its second theatre, the David Schall Theatre opened February of 1995, Actors Co-op has produced over 100 main stage productions, over 40 Second Stage productions, staged readings of original works, and has received 23 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards (seven wins), 34 LA Weekly Award nominations (six wins), 38 Ovation Award nominations (five wins), five Garland Awards and 125 Drama-Logue Awards. Actors Co-op is located at 1760 N. Gower Street, Hollywood, CA 90028, on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, one block north of Hollywood Boulevard, just off the Gower Street exit of the 101 Hollywood Freeway.  Free, well-lit parking is available on Carlos Street (1/2 block east of Gower).  Entrance to the theatre is on Carlos Avenue.


Claire Adams