Durning, Elizondo and Klugman Featured in New Falcon Theatre Season in California

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Charles Durning, Yeardley Smith, Hector Elizondo and Jack Klugman will appear in the upcoming season at producer-director Garry Marshall's Falcon Theatre in Burbank, California.
Charles Durning
Charles Durning

The new season will include Golf with Alan Shepard, Wrong Turn at Lungfish, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Motown, More and Sleuth. The Comedy of Aerosmith, a parody which mixes William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors with rock band Aerosmith, will also be offered as a bonus production Jan. 6-30, 2005.

The scheduled lineup will feature (subject to change) the following:

  • Golf with Alan Shepard (Sept. 15-Oct. 10) Charles Durning, Jack Klugman, Paul Dooley and Granville Van Dusen star in the Skip Greer staging to open the season. The work finds "four loveable curmudgeons around the golf course" searching for both the meaning of their lives and their tee shots.
  • Wrong Turn at Lungfish (Oct. 20-Nov. 14) Marshall directs the comedy he co-wrote with Lowell Ganz, directed and acted in Off-Broadway in 1993. The new staging will star Hector Elizondo as an elitist college dean who suddenly goes blind and finds a personal bond with a young, sexy girl who is assigned to read to him.


  • Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Motown (Nov. 26-Dec. 23) The Troubadour Theater Company who brought A Midsummer Saturday Night's Fever Dream and It's A Stevie Wonderful Life to the Falcon, bring their world premiere holiday musical which combines the animated TV classic "Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town" with classic Motown songs.
  • More (Feb. 9-March 6, 2005) Yeardley Smith brings her Off-Broadway show, directed by Judith Ivey, to the west coast. In the solo, the actress retells her story from landing on Broadway to success in film and TV and delves into the not-so-pretty parts too.
  • Sleuth (March 30-April 24, 2005) Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning thriller will be directed for Falcon by Arnold Margolin.  The story of popular mystery writer whose real life becomes filled with its own plot twists will close the season for the California company. Subscriptions are available to the season at the Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Drive in Burbank, CA, by calling (818) 955-8101. For more information, visit www.falcontheatre.com.

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