“A must-see for any age!” raves Chris Knopf, past president of Writers’ Guild of America, West. “Guarantees laughs! She’s done it again!” hails playwright Jerry Mayer (Aspirin & ELEPHANTS, Almost Perfect, Dietrich & Chevalier, etc). From the team that brought you the 2013 hit Raise Me Up (“Outstanding!” American Radio Network; “Timeless as romance itself!” LA Weekly), it’s a world premiere romantic comedy about mothers, daughters, and the profound effect they have on each other and the men in their lives.. An obstacle course of weddings, Porsches, trust fund deadlines, biological clock time-bombs, and life-changing peanut butter frozen yogurt, Turning Thirty illuminates modern-day romance in all its unexpected glory, with the passion and pain of finding, losing, and finding once again your one and only true love.
Written by Lisa Phillips Visca, author of Raise Me Up, Sophia; adapted screenplay Turning Thirty, suspense thriller Climax, screwball farce Fishin’ Musicians. Reality show Love Match is in negotiations with tennis legend Ivan Lendl. The film version of her play Raise Me Up is in development with MRJ Films, directed by Vince Marcello. Directed by Chris DeCarlo, whose most recent projects include Arnold Schulman’s Sleeping Ugly, LA Times Critic’s Choice Aspirin & ELEPHANTS and Last of the Knotts, and the world premiere Lisa Phillips Visca’s Raise Me Up. Featuring a stellar cast of stage and screen personalities that includes includes Max Bunzel (Don’t Trust the B- in Apartment 23; NCIS: Los Angeles); Patrick Censoplano (Fame; Gettin’ In – Seven Arts Pictures): Dennis Michael* (Two Minute Warning – Universal; Raid on Entebbe – 20th Century Fox); Mary Ann Pianka (Gossip Girl, Life on Earth); Evelyn Rudie* (Funny, You Don’t Look Like A Grandmother; Raise Me Up); Terasa Sciortino* (Kontrast; Josh Brolin and Vincent Riverside’s Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap); Elisa Surmont* (Shattered Illusions; Hollywood Revisited – National Tour); With special appearances by Mike DiGirolamo (Three Sisters – Steppenwolf; The Best Thanksgiving Ever), Kelley Dorney* (Toy Story: The Musical; Twice Charmed – Walt Disney Theatre), Carly Reeves (Charlie Wilson’s War; Larry Crowne).
Turning Thirty – the ultimate year; the ultimate love story.
Santa Monica Playhouse is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission and US Bank.