WildTown Productions has announced a limited engagement of the world premiere comedy TELL MR. POULOS by Donald Wollner at the Dorie Theatre at the Complex in Hollywood beginning October 1. Directed by Page Burkholder, the play will begin previews on October 1 at 8pm and opening is set for Saturday, October 3 at 8pm. The limited engagement will run through October 25 only.
The cast of Tell Mr. Poulos will feature (in alphabetical order) Lindsey Andersen, Beresford Bennett, Kina Bermudez, Yetta Gottesman, and one more actor to be announced. The design team will include Rebecca Raines (lighting) and Bill Campbell(sound).
When Jimmy Meadows loses his job after 10 years of loyal service, his once stable life spirals into ridiculousness. Job interviews lead only to degradation. Aloof from his wife, he takes up with an admiring, beautiful, but deeply disturbed young woman. Jimmy’s lonely wife, a nurse, enters into a bizarre relationship with a 90-year-old patient under her care. Into this turmoil comes the enigmatic Mr. Poulos, who rents a room in the Meadows’ apartment. Is he a seer? A spy? Or is he just an old guy who reads Greek language newspapers all day?
Playwright Donald Wollner is a two-time recipient of an NYFA grant for playwrighting. Some of his other plays include Kid Purple, Badgers, Lone Deer, The Harvard Club, Men in Waiting, and Bavarian Humor. Tell Mr. Poulos was workshopped at Labyrinth Theatre’s 2013 Summer Intensive, and Kid Purple is scheduled for a production by The Never Wonder Players in Sherman Oaks this month.
In New York City, Page Burkholder has directed for The Women’s Project, HERE, Clubbed Thumb, Theater for the New City, The Flea Theater, Dixon Place, and New Dramatists. In Tucson, AZ she has worked with The Invisible Theater and Shakespeare Under the Stars.
Preview performances of Tell Mr. Poulos are on Thursday, October 1 at 8pm and Friday, October 2 at 8pm. Opening is set for Saturday, October 3 at 8pm. The regular running schedule is Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 5pm through October 25 only. General admission tickets are $10 and may be obtained online athttp://wildtown.org/ or by calling (866) 811-4111.