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2015 – 2016 Season

Theatre 40 is Los Angeles’s premiere small theatre!

Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, Theatre 40 is one of the city’s best-kept secrets!

In honor of our 50th anniversary season, we’re bringing you provocative dramas, hilarious comedies, charming romances, and even several premiers opening to our stage! As an added bonus, our on-site parking is always ample and free!

If you’re ever looking for something to do in Los Angeles, our season pass is a must!

The 2015-2016 Subscriber package includes 6 plays for only $150!

Benefits of becoming a subscriber include:
– Save $30 per subscription over regular single ticket price
– Six exciting plays at one low subscription rate
– Attend the evening or matinee of your choice
– Convenient ticket reservations by phone
– Advance notifications of all plays
– Get the best seats in the house

Click HERE to order your season tickets today!


Play 1

Patterns

By James Reach

Based on the teleplay by Rod Serling

Directed by Jules Aaron

This play is principally concerned with the struggles of an idealistic young executive to resist the corrosive pressures of the world of the giant corporations. Fred Staples has been brought into Ramsey and Company by its efficient, tough and predatory president, who is grooming him for one of the top spots, but he rebels when he learns Ramsey has all along been preparing him to replace Andy Sloane. Sloane is old and ill, and Ramsey has been carrying out a cold-blooded campaign to force his resignation.


Play 2

Screen Shot 2015-07-09 at 9.53.21 PMDouble Door

By Elizabeth McFadden

Directed by Bruce Gray 

An outstanding success on Broadway, this suspenseful story is based on a true story and a real family, recounting the story of Victoria Van Bret, ashy rules her family with a maniac’s firmness. The action centers around the marriage of Victoria’s nephew, which does not meet with Victoria’s approval. A battle for power in  an old New York family culminates on the verge of murder.


Play 3

Screen Shot 2015-07-09 at 9.53.40 PMPerfect Timing

By Kristi Kane

Effervescent best describes this contemporary drawing room comedy. Set in the madcap household of glamorous and neurotic Art critic, Cornelia Thorndike, her German maid and her somewhat sane secretary. The comedy bubbles along with a delicious assortment of intruders, passers by and long-and-short term lovers; all of whom invariably bump into each other in the wrong place at the wrong time.


Play 4

2 Sisters

 Two Sisters

 By Gail Louw


Play 5

Screen Shot 2015-07-09 at 9.54.22 PMA Shred of Evidence

By R.C. Sherriff

Directed by Jules Aaron

The turning on of a radio. A small action completely changes the course of Richard Medway’s life. His new promotion, the dreams for his daughter and the education of his son are abruptly threatened. The news of a fatal hit-and-run accident becomes more than shocking as Medway begins to remember the events of the night before. All the pieces fit together and point to his guilt. Tension builds until Medway is forced to make confession to the police. The inspectors reaction and another shred of evidence form the ending of the suspense-filled mystery


Play 6

Screen Shot 2015-07-09 at 9.54.39 PMSeparate Beds

By M.J. Cruise

Directed by Melanie MacQueen

A romantic comedy about two couples on a Caribbean cruise celebrating their anniversaries. Blake and Beth are successful and sophisticated and flaunt their glamorous marriage, while Ernie in Twink, who lead a mundane life by comparison, try to save theirs. Both couples are forced to wade through the choppy waters of their lives to take a deeper look at both reality and perception. This urbane comedy will ring true with any couple who has ever contemplated sleeping in separate beds.