Wednesday, February 18, 2009

"Best Wishes" opens March 21


A Revival Production of a Play That Ran for 8 Months in
Los Angeles in 1984. The 25th Anniversary Production!
Previews March 13th through March 20th, 2009
Opening March 21st, running through April 19th, 2009
Plays Fridays and Saturdays @ 8 pm, Sundays @ 2 pm
No performances Sunday April 5th or 12th
Only $20 General Adm., $5 off for students/seniors (code 007)
Gala Press Opening w/reception following only $30

(North Hollywood, CA) (February, 2009)... Crown City Theatre Company is proud to announce the opening of “Best Wishes,” a play by Bill Barker being done for the first time in Los Angeles since it’s amazing run in 1984.

About The Show

Bill Barker's heartfelt, comedic and personal play about a large family get-together in the rural town of Liberal, Kansas touches every audience member in a different way. There are so many strong characters that remind us of ourselves (or our siblings) that one can’t help, but laugh along or get involved in their lives.

This is the story of one of the largest families in Kansas coming together to pay their last respects to their mother. They are also paying their respects to the house they all grew up in and for some of them the small town that they know they will never visit again.

The story focuses on the relationships between four of the sisters who are staying at the family home. The second to the youngest, Elda, has gone off to California and has returned with a bit of chip on her shoulder. Dorie, the youngest has always been obnoxious and petty and her need to tell everyone just how much “momma loved” them wears on everyone's nerves. The rest of the family tries to keep the two of them from killing each other while trying to keep their own sanity in tact. It's a comic drama with laughs a plenty and a few tears of love.

The play takes place in 1981, a time before the technology boom of personal computers, cell phones and ipods… a time when families had to deal with their problems face to face.

The Talent

Directed by: Hollace Starr

Cast Includes: Ronnie Alvarez, Ann Bronston, Peggy Lord Chilton,
Rebecca Davis, Bradley Fisher, Carol Jones, Joanne McGee,
Nadya Starr and James Storm

Part of Crown City’s mission throughout its history is to create theatrical productions that use music as a component to tell the story or to enhance the play.

Director: Hollace Starr
Assistant director, production stage manager: Kimberly Bullock
Set design: Joanne McGee and Matthew J. Williamson
Costume design: Caitlin Erin O’Hare
Lighting design: Gary Lamb
Properties: William Reilly

About the Theatre Company

Crown City Theatre Company has been producing in L.A. and Nevada for the past 13 years. They finally found a home at St. Matthew’s Church and opened their own theater on May 17th, 2008 inside what was once a meeting hall/theater. Since opening their new theater they have produced “I’m Just Wild About Harry” an original musical adaptation of “Charley’s Aunt” and an “hilarious” production of “Twelfth Night” as well as bringing in L.A.’s hottest Tribute band Not Fade Away to do “A 50s/60s Rockin’ Tribute: Twist and Shout!” and their original musical “A Chicago Christmas Carol.”

“Best Wishes” previews March 13th, 14th, 15th and 20th, then runs the 21st thru April 19th, 2009 (no performances April 5th and 12th) w/ possible extension!
Performances are at:
Crown City Theater on the campus of St. Matthew’s Church at:
11031 Camarillo St. No. Hollywood, CA. 91602,
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 and Sundays at 2:00
General admission is $20.00. $5 off for students/seniors (code 007)
Gala Press Opening on March 21st is $30

RESERVATIONS: Go to or call 818-745-8527
GROUP SALES PHONE: (818) 745-8527 or Email:


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