World Premiere of Lisa Phillips Visca's "Raise Me Up"
Old world tradition meets new world reality. A spellbinding love story told with humor and heart. A true story about a “moonstruck” couple’s forbidden love and the hilarity and pathos from their deeply passionate Italian-Greek families, and how they spent their last day on Earth together.
"An unforgettable love story with humor and heart." -- Martin Short
Written by Lisa Phillips Visca (Sophia; Turning Thirty & More than a Pretty Face; Climax) a “…remarkable new talent.” -- Christopher Knopf, past President, Writers Guild of America, West
Directed by Internationally acclaimed Director Chris DeCarlo (Arnold Schulman’s Sleeping Ugly; Jerry Mayer’s Aspirin & Elephants; Alan Ross’s Elizabeth Shakespeare)
Featuring: Marla Adams* (The Young and the Restless; The President’s Man; Jerry Mayer’s You Haven’t Changed A Bit and Other Lies); John Del Regno (Born on the 4th of July; Another 48 Hours; Joan of Arcadia; Without a Trace); Serena Dolinsky (Moliere’s The Fools; Arnold Schulman’s Sleeping Ugly; Moonlight Madness; Love in Bloom); Ben Feuer* (All God’s Creatures; The Rest of My Life; A New Game; Murder by the Book; Of Mice and Men); Mitch Lerner (Forty Days and Nights; Super Cyclone; How to Deal; The Big Douche Chill; Women and Men and Women); Michael Marinaccio* (Li’l Tokyo Reporter; Boulevard Zen; The Online Gamer; Tony ’n’ Tina’s Wedding); Lenora May* (Confessions of a Shopaholic; Mistresses on ABC; Scandal; Grey’s Anatomy; Jerry Mayer’s Black and Bluestein); Stuart Pankin* (Not Necessarily the News; Fatal Attraction; The Artist; Desperate Housewives; Tartuffe; Sly Fox); Evelyn Rudie* (Audition: The Musical; Funny, You Don’t Look Like A Grandmother; Author! Author! – an evening with Sholom Aleichem); Joey Shea* (One Life to Live; The Practice; My Sexiest Mistakes; As The World Turns)
Produced by Santa Monica Playhouse, Associate Producer Lisa Phillips Visca
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sunday at 3:00pm; March 23 through May 19, 2013
$25 general admission; $22.50 students, teachers, seniors and members of the military; $17.50 for groups of 8 or more; $15 for under 12’s. For reservations, visit http://SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com or call the Playhouse Box Office at 1-310-394-9779 ext 1. Group Sales, please call ext 2.
Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage 1211 4th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401. By public transportation: take the Santa Monica Blue Bus or the LA Metro Rapid #720 and exit at 4th and Wilshire.
Santa Monica Playhouse is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
* Member Actors’ Equity Association