2022-2023 Season Subscription

$123.00

The Theatre 40 2022-2023 Season Subscriber package includes all 6 plays of the season for only $180.00!*

Benefits of becoming a subscriber include:
– Save $$$ over regular single ticket price
– Six exciting plays at one low subscription rate (plus a bonus SEVENTH play!)
– 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
– Get two additional guest tickets to the play of your choice

*Total price includes a $3 processing fee per subscription.

If you would like to increase your support for Theatre 40, please consider subscribing at a premium level!

Subscription Levels:
Patron: $600 – $850
Sponsor:
$851 – $1500
Angel:
$1501 – $2500
Founder:
$2501 & above
Sponsor a Production:
$20,000
To subscribe by mail, download and complete the Subscription Order Form and mail it to:
Theatre 40
PO Box 5401
Beverly Hills CA 90210

Refund Policy
– All purchases are non-refundable.
– Ticket exchanges for a different date are subject for approval based on availability due to limited seating and reservations.

In accordance with current LA County Public Health Department guidelines we have updated our policies on vaccinations and mask wearing. Please see below, get vaccinated, and protect yourself and others!

Theatre 40 vaccination and mask policies as of November 1, 2022

Vaccinations:
All Theatre 40 audience members and guests as well as volunteers, who attend our productions must be fully vaccinated and must present their official vaccination card (photocopy or electronic card accepted) to the box office person when they arrive at the theater. Anyone who shows up at the theater to attend or usher but does not have their vaccination card available to show to the box office person will not be allowed to attend the performance and will be asked to leave. If you are not fully vaccinated or will not have received full vaccination by the date you wish to attend, do not reserve tickets until you have been fully vaccinated and have your card.

Mask wearing:
Mask wearing is no longer required, though it is strongly encouraged. Please be aware that there will be unmasked patrons in attendance.

We thank you for your cooperation.

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The Theatre 40 Season Subscriber package includes tickets to all 6 of our regular season plays (plus a bonus SEVENTH play included).

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Play 1

The Metromaniacs

Los Angeles Premiere

A Play by David Ives
Adapted from Alexis Piron’s La Métromanie
Directed by Marjorie Hayes
Produced by David Hunt Stafford

It’s springtime in Paris, 1738. Metromania, the poetry craze, is all the rage. Damis, a young, would-be poet with a serious case of verse-mania falls for a mysterious poetess from Breton. She turns out to be none other than a wealthy gentleman with a touch of the mania himself—looking to unload his sexy but dimwitted daughter—who also just happens to be cuckoo for couplets. Soon scheming servants, verbal acrobatics, and mistaken identities launch a breathless series of twists and turns in this breezy “translaptation” of a rediscovered French farce by comedic master David Ives (The Liar, Venus in Fur, All in the Timing).

 


Play 2

A Clean Brush

World Premiere

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

From the pen of Canada’s and Theatre 40’s favorite playwright comes the world premiere of his newest wonderful and hilarious comedy, A Clean Brush. This brand new Norm Foster play tells the story of two house painters, Dick and Mello, who land a job painting a room in the basement of recently-widowed Zoe Craig’s home. Zoe’s husband died in the room when he ‘accidentally’ fell into a stand of fireplace implements and suffered a severe head trauma, and now Zoe is looking to turn the room into a rental cash cow. The house painters think this is just another job until Zoe’s nosy neighbor stops by and plants doubt in the painter’s minds as to what really happened to the Widow Craig’s clumsy spouse.

A Clean Brush marks the 6th Norm Foster play Theatre 40 has produced and it promises to keep you laughing from start to finish…or until the paint is fully dry.

 


A Bonus Play! In Repertory with play #2, A Clean Brush

Basement Folly

World Premiere

A Play by David Datz
Directed by Carol Becker
Produced by David Hunt Stafford

A couple ponders what to do when they discover that an unknown person is living in their basement. A normal couple would take swift action. But not these people. They have to discuss it: Call police? Kick the person out, with so many people homeless? Give priority to an old family friend who appears, homeless and needing shelter? What about their adult daughter, who wants a temporary place? What if it’s the wife’s unstable sister? What’s moral? What’s safe? And who’s down there, anyway? All fodder for the family’s greatest talent: bickering.

David Datz, a Theatre 40 member, has written a comedy that might affect how you think about homelessness.

 


Play 3

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Los Angeles Premiere

A Play by Todd Kreidler
Directed by Cate Caplin
Produced by David Hunt Stafford

A progressive white couple’s proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiance home to meet them in this fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Blindsided by their daughter’s whirlwind romance and fearful for her future, Matt and Christina Drayton quickly come to realize the difference between supporting a mixed-race couple in your newspaper and welcoming one into your family–especially in 1967. But they’re surprised to find they aren’t the only ones with concerns about the match, and it’s not long before a multi-family clash of racial and generational differences sweeps across the Draytons’ idyllic San Francisco terrace. At the end of the day, will the love between young Joanna and John prevail? With humor and insight, this play begins a conversation sure to continue at dinner tables long after the curtain comes down.

 


Play 4

Incident At Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Los Angeles Premiere

A Play by Katie Forgette
Directed by Ann Hearn Tobolowsky
Produced by David Hunt Stafford

Money-strapped family tries to cope in 1973. 19-year-old daughter is our narrator and she is attempting to re-enact the most turbulent day of her life, but her family keeps interrupting to tell their side of the story. The 70s were a time of old school living; no social media and public ridicule in a close-knit community was the ultimate nightmare. Her parents want her to explain to her younger sister about the birds and the bees. Somehow the blunt explanation is overheard by the parish priest and he is not amused. He confronts her parents about the “corruption of their eldest daughter’s very soul.”

 


Play 5

It’s Only A Play

A Play by Terrence McNally
Directed by Larry Eisenberg
Produced by David Hunt Stafford

It’s the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway, and the wealthy producer is throwing a lavish party in her Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs, celebrities are pouring in, but the real action is upstairs where a group of insiders have staked themselves out, waiting for the reviews to come in. Included are the excitable young author; the brilliant, unstable director; the pill-popping leading lady; and the playwright’s best friend, an egotistical but insecure comic actor who passed up a chance to star in the play for a television series—which has since been canceled. As euphoria slides into despair, the narcissism, ambition, childishness, and just plain irrationality that infuse the theatre and its denizens take over, and as the curtain falls plans are eagerly afoot for their next venture—this one sure to be the hit they have all been hoping for.


Play 6

The Revolutionists

A Play by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Melanie MacQueen
Produced by David Hunt Stafford

Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It’s a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold.

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