Putting "Fun" in Dysfunctional, Susan Sullivan to Star in Premiere of An Act of Love

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Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Susan Sullivan will star as mother to a divorced son in the world premiere of David Landsberg's comedy, An Act of Love, starting March 26 toward an April 4 opening at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank, CA.
Susan Sullivan
Susan Sullivan

Sullivan is known for her work in the TV series "It's a Living," "Dharma & Greg" and "Falcon Crest."

Casey Stangl directs "the ultra dysfunctional-family comedy about newly-divorced insurance salesman, Peter Sandusky (played by Timothy Hornor), and the chaotic women who converge on him on the evening of his first date since the break-up of his three-month marriage," according to the Falcon. "An eccentric blind date who remains hidden from view (Beth Kennedy), a wayward sister in need of a place to crash (Hedy Burress), and a narcissistic wannabe-actress mother (Susan Sullivan) all prove to be the necessary ingredients for Peter to take control and concoct a recipe for life as it should be."

Performances continue to April 27 at the resident theatre founded by TV and film producer-writer-director Garry Marshall.

Brooklyn native Landsberg graduated from the University of Maryland and began his career in entertainment as an actor in 1972, appearing in numerous plays, TV series and movies. He turned to writing and worked as a producer and writer for "Blossom" on NBC and served as executive producer and head writer for two successful seasons on the innovative half-hour "Herman's Head" for Fox. He was a consulting producer and writer on NBC's "John Larroquette Show," executive producer/head writer for "The Cosby Show" and executive producer of UPN's "Love Boat: The Next Wave." His voice can be heard as the father in Disney's award-winning cartoon, "Stanley."

Stangl directed the American premiere of Darwin in Malibu and Barbra's Wedding at the Falcon, and has credits at many regional theatres around the nation. She was the founder and artistic director of Eye of the Storm Theatre in Minneapolis. Sullivan started her career at the Cleveland Playhouse and then went to Broadway, where she starred in Jimmy Shine opposite Dustin Hoffman and in The Beauty Part. Her theatre credits include Fifth of July (Mark Taper), She Stoops to Conquer (National Theater) and Twelfth Night and Macbeth for PBS. Most recently, she toured the country with the LA Theater Works production of Top Secret.

Hornor is making his debut at the Falcon Theatre after working at many Seattle theatres, including the Taproot Theatre and the Seattle Shakespeare Company. He received a BA in Theatre from Whitworth University and an MFA in Acting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Burress is best known for her role as Wyleen in NBC's "Boston Common."

Kennedy has appeared on the Falcon's stage numerous times with the Troubies (Troubadour Theater Company). She was last seen as Peppermint Patty in their production of A Charlie James Brown Christmas.

The Falcon Theatre is located at 4252 Riverside Drive in Burbank. For tickets or information call (818) 955-8101 or visit www.FalconTheatre.com.

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