Theatre West Presents a Chestnuts Production

by Noel Coward

"BETTY GARRETT lights up the stage!" Los Angeles Times


"Miss Garrett performs her incomparable magic in a bright new revival of Noel Coward’s classy 'Waiting in the Wings' at Theatre West"Curtain Up

"Lovingly directed by producer/director Charlie Mount"Curtain Up

"Some of the most elegant outfits seen onstage in quite a while" Curtain Up

"Under the direction of Charlie Mount, the skilled actresses offer an explosion of sassy attitude and female cheekiness. They are beautiful, vibrant, and playful....

Betty Garrett (Sarita), whose comedic timing is like a fine wine aged to perfection, plays her character as curious and gregarious despite dementia. When admiring an age spot she quotes Shakespeare, “Out damned spot!”

Katherine Henryk (Lotta) is not only breathtakingly beautiful, she is at complete ease with her character. And Layla Galloway (Cora) can be relied upon to nail the moment-to-moment subtext humor.

This talented cast mixes the humor of The Golden Girls with the sass of Desperate Housewives.

The set is well crafted by Jeff G. Rack and fully captures a retirement home ambiance with its lace curtains and fringe lamps. The fireplace burns and the solarium shines. The costumes by Daniella Cartun make me wish for a return of the stylish 50s hats. Carefully chosen for the period, the women looked stunning in every scene. Yancey Dunham’s lighting highlighted several important scenes with strong theatrics and visual punctuation."


Produced and Directed by
Charlie Mount

OCT 10 - NOV 23, 2008
Fri and Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

Call 323-851-7977
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Walter Beery, Phyllis Franklin, Layla Galloway, Betty Garrett, Magda Harout, Katherine Henryk, David P. Johnson, Arden Lewis, Don Moore, Erin Moore, Catherine Natale, Corinne Shor, Dianne Travis, Sandra Tucker, Seemah Wilde

Set Design by Jeff G. Rack
Lighting Design by Yancey Dunham
Costumes by Daniella Cartun
Stage Manager - Rita Cofield
Musical Director - Phyllis Franklin
Mural Painting by Jeff Raum
Theatre West Executive Director - John Gallogly

Made Possible with a Grant from The Lloyd E. Rigler - Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation

All shows at Theatre West are Wheelchair accessible.
Restrooms are not wheelchair accessible.