Could I Have This Dance

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Could I Have This Dance
Romantic Comedy/Drama
By Doug Haverty

March 29 – May 5, 2024
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm | Sundays at 2:00pm

This award-winning comedy-drama looks at modern love, complicated relationships, working-from-home and a family that is actually functional. Poetic and – at times – starting, this play was voted by the American National Critics Association as the Best Regional Play of 1992. What starts as a delicious, fast-paced romantic comedy, pivots as a medical crisis forces the family members to ask serious questions and not everyone wants to know the answers. This play was actually developed at The Group Rep, premiered at The Colony, and has since traveled the world. This revival promises to be as engaging as it was before the turn of the (last) century.

What critics have said about the play:
“Playwright Doug Haverty uses Huntington’s Disease not in the telepic fashion where the disability is the star, but as a vehicle to explore human nature…The play is kind of cross between Lee Blessing’s Independence and Arthur Kopit’s Wings…Every character has color and dimension.” – Daily Variety

“In a profound blend of pathos and humor, the memorable world premiere of Doug Haverty’s drama repeatedly transports the audience from out right hilarity to heartfelt sorrow…electrifying…this show is one of the season’s best.” – Los Angeles Reader

“A gripping, emotional piece that both educates and enlightens…Haverty’s story is engaging and informative, his dialogue crisp and humorous. The characters are interesting and well-developed…The strength of family-in-crisis is always what gives one renewed hope. Could I Have This Dance? takes that strength and provides a courageous arena for its expression.” – Burbank Times

“Haverty has tackled a very serious subject and delivered it in a play that also entertains… (He) has written a sophisticated story about relationships without preaching about the disease. He doesn’t have to. It’s underneath everything…a very interesting new play!” – Daily Breeze

“Haverty knows of what he writes and has transferred both his knowledge and heart to a text that pulls no punches.” – LA Weekly

Could I Have This Dance? under Doug Haverty’s deft, comic hand is a story about the uncertainty of life. It’s about the war of fate and genetics.” – Daily News

The Cast
The Group Rep cast features the talents of Sean Babcock (Errol Watkins), Anna Connelly (Monica Glendenning), Anica Petrovic (Amanda Glendenning), Lloyd Pedersen (Hank Glendenning), Clara Rodriguez (Jeanette Glendenning), and Andy Shephard (Coline McMann).

The Team
The Creative Team includes Set Designer Kathi Chaplar, Lighting Designer Frank McKown, Costume Designer Shon LeBlanc, Sound Designer Nick Foran, Marketing Denise Downer, Public Relations Nora Feldman, Graphic Design Art & Soul Design, Webmaster & Online Marketing Kristin Stancato, Promotional Video & Photography Doug Engalla, Social Media Jackie Shearn, and producer for The Group Rep Brent Beerman.

Appropriate for ages: 14+

10900 Burbank Blvd
Los Angeles, California 91601

Phone reservation line: (818) 763-5990