2024-2025 Season Subscription


The Theatre 40 2024-2025 Season Subscriber package includes all 6 plays of the season for only $225.00!*

Benefits of becoming a subscriber include:
– Seven exciting plays at one low subscription rate
– Attend the evening or matinee of your choice
– Convenient ticket reservations by phone
– Get TWO EXTRA Tickets to any show of your choice
– Get the best seats in the house

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

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$851 – $1500
$1501 – $2500
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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.


The Theatre 40 Season Subscriber package includes tickets to all 6 of our regular season plays.


Play 1

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Elusive Ear

West Coast Premiere

Written by David MacGregor
Directed by Warren Davis

London. December 1888. The notorious and as-yet undiscovered genius, Vincent van Gogh, presents Sherlock Holmes with a most unusual case. Aided by his partner Dr. Watson and his paramour Irene Adler, the trio embark on a rousing adventure and find themselves confronting the evil daughter of Professor Moriarty. Aided by Oscar Wilde, the world’s greatest detective attempts to solve one of the most audacious crimes of the Victorian era and uncover a Post-Impressionist conspiracy.


Play 2

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

West Coast Premiere

Adapted by Mark Shanahan
Directed by Jules Aaron

A thrilling tale of greed, blackmail and murder most foul. This ingenious 1926 novel cemented Christie’s reputation as the greatest mystery novelist of all time. The story’s shocking twist ending has thrilled readers for generations and has been called “the best and most cunning solution devised in her storied career.” Now, the landmark novel comes to the stage in a new and fast-moving adaptation. Filled with colorful characters, outrageous laughter and nail-biting suspense, this Christie classic is sure to leave audiences guessing, gasping and delighting in the case long after the curtain has come down.


Play 3


World Premiere

Written by Russell Brown
Directed by Tom Lazarus

Raymond is a real estate agent with a passion for historic preservation. HIs dream listing arrives when the owner of one of Los Angeles’ architecturally significant homes asks him to represent her modernist masterpiece. Open houses bring bumbling buyers and development speculators. When catastrophe strikes and the terms of the sale are hijacked, Raymond’s well-intentioned hopes and plans are thrown into chaos. Even the house itself seems to have its own nefarious agenda. Tragedy, societal tension, and ghosts of the home’s past all simmer to the surface, and the home’s good bones can’t hide the bad blood.


Play 4

Beatnik Girl

World Premiere

Written by Leda Siskind
Directed by Ann Hearn Tobolowsky

This world premiere play by one of Theatre 40’s most accomplished playwrights tells the story of a young woman of vision and principle, Edi Gordon, as she struggles with misogyny, antisemitism, and an unwanted pregnancy while trying to be a Beat poet. Set in New York’s lower east side in 1957, this sweet and touching new play is filled with lyrical original poetry, poignant humor and insight into the human condition that will stir the heart and take you back to the time of the Beat Generation – Kerouac, Ginsberg, Miles … and women too! Get in the groove!


Play 5

Communicating Doors

Written by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Melanie MacQueen

This intricate time traveling comic thriller by the British master of farcical comedy delighted London and New York audiences. A London sex specialist from the future stumbles into a murder plot that sends her, compliments of a unique set of hotel doors, traveling back in time. She and two women who were murdered in 1998 and 1978 race back and forth in time trying to rewrite history and prevent their own violent ends. The frantic race begins when Poopay is hired for an evening at the Regal Hotel by an old man who eschews a fling in favor of confessing his role in the demise of his wives. Now a target, Poopay flees into the vestibule and somehow triggers the time machine.


Play 6

Becky’s New Car

Written by Steven Dietz
Directed by Cate Caplin

Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage – with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life … and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most play wouldn’t dare. This is a thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken.


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