Screwball Comedy

American Premiere
July 19 – August 19, 2018

A Play by Norm Foster
Directed by Howard Storm
Produced by David Hunt Stafford


The year is 1938 and aspiring reporter Mary Hayes is struggling to break into the male-dominated world of journalism. Jeff Kincaid may be the hottest reporter in the city, but his job is on the line and Mary could well be the one to replace him. Reminiscent of the zany, cinematic screwball comedies of Gable and Colbert or Hepburn and Grant, this delightful play crackles with wit and humor!


Niko Boles • Lane Compton • Gail Johnston • Daniel Leslie • Jean Mackie
Sharron Shayne • David Hunt Stafford • George Villas • Kate Whitney

What critics were saying:

“…this delightful play crackles with wit and humor!”
—Morna Murphy Martell for Theatre Spoken Here

“…one of the funniest comedies of the year!”
—Valerie Summers for Southern California Guide

“…this delicious production definitely delivers the goods.”
—Iris Mann for Stage Raw

“…screwball at its zingiest.”
—Steven Stanley for StageSceneLA

delightful performances
—Kathleen Foley for Los Angeles Times

Read the full press coverage of the show.