With the Super Bowl and the close of the pro season just weeks away, football fans will have a new play to fill the hole in their lives when Steve Monroe's Serious Games opens at Theatre/Theater Feb. 11, for a six-week run. Directed by Tamara McDonough, the West Coast premiere of Serious Games features Frank Ciraci, David Q. Combs, James DuMont, Michael C. Mahon and Laura Jane Salvato.
Monroe specializes in black comedy, as evidenced by his previous plays A Kind Man and a Good Lover and The Confession. In his new play, two compulsively superstitious gamblers have placed the biggest bet of their lives on a single football game. The unexpected arrival of a girlfriend upsets their sacred routines. Colossal bad luck has already cost Margaret her job, a cat's life, and a co-worker's thumb. Will her mojo pull Kidd and James out of the hole--or bury them even deeper in it?
Producers Nicolette Chaffey and Jeff Murray's recent credits include the award-winning Elephant Sights and Lou Mustillo's Bartenders, now bound for Off Broadway.
Theatre/Theater is located at 6425 Hollywood Blvd. For tickets and information call (323) 871-9433.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent