Romantic Comedy of Love, Family and a Trust Fund: Turning Thirty
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The last date listed for Turning Thirty was Sunday September 28, 2014 / 3:00pm.
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Set entirely on a San Francisco BART train, 2 Across follows the hilarious, poignant, literal and emotional journey of two strangers who meet while doing the New York Times crossword puzzle. She's a sensible psychologist; he's a free-spirited, unemployed ad exec. She's a crossword pro; he always quits. When he tosses his puzzle away, she snaps, "Crosswords are a metaphor for life: Those who finish, succeed; those who don't, fail." The 80 minutes of sparkling dialogue that ensue transition from light banter to moving emotional catharsis as these two unlikely conversationalists roll down the tracks toward a destination neither one of them saw coming. Playwright Jerry Mayer is no stranger to writing snappy dialogue. His talents as a television writer on shows like M*A*S*H, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Facts of Life translate perfectly to the live stage in this witty look at the ups and downs male/female relationships. Learn More
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This is another home run for the Santa Monica Playhouse. The plot was refreshingly original and the the cast was excellent. Everything we've seen here has had the highest quality sets which really makes a difference in the production. It's not a typical black box. This is a great little theatre in a perfect location. It's within walking distance of the 3rd Street Promenade, so no need to fight for parking if you're already in the area. Don't miss this one!
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- “This sweet froth, smoothly directed by Chris DeCarlo, contains performances that boast a nice amount of energy, sincerity, and warmth.” —stageraw.com
- “In a dramatic finish true of the best romantic comedies, Turning Thirty is sure to leave you charmed.” — Palisadian-Post
- “A charming and witty romantic comedy … delightful cast.”—ReviewPlays.com