Couples Counseling Killed Katie, By and Starring "Mike & Molly" Creator Mark Roberts, Begins L.A. Run Nov. 7

Couples Counseling Killed Katie, a one-act comedy written and directed by "Mike & Molly" creator and executive producer Mark Roberts, begins performances Nov. 7, prior to an official opening Nov. 9, at the Pico Playhouse in Los Angeles.

Roberts also stars alongside Jessica Tuck ("True Blood") in the work, which features characters originally conceived by the duo.

A portion of the proceeds from the production, which runs through Dec. 1, benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles, Grant Elementary School and theatre company Rogue Machine.

Here's how Couples Counseling is described: "When poet-songbird Katie Dove is murdered by her manager/husband, the lives of the people surrounding her are deeply affected by the tragedy. Set in a counselor's office and told through the personal accounts of seven different couples, Couples Counseling Killed Katie takes you on an outrageous and hilarious journey of love, hate and murder."

Roberts and Tuck are producers alongside Marla Dumont.

The Pico Playhouse Theater is located at 10508 W. Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA. For more information and tickets, visit or