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Elijah Kranski and Sarah Sankowich
Elijah Kranski and Sarah Sankowich
Photo Credit: Michael Lamont
David Proval and Karen Black
David Proval and Karen Black
Photo Credit: Michael Lamont
Elijah Kranski and Karen Black
Elijah Kranski and Karen Black
Photo Credit: Michael Lamont
David Proval and Karen Black
David Proval and Karen Black
Photo Credit: Michael Lamont
Elijah Kranski and Sarah Sankowich
Elijah Kranski and Sarah Sankowich
Photo Credit: Michael Lamont
Elijah Kranski and David Proval
Elijah Kranski and David Proval
Photo Credit: Michael Lamont
Sarah Sankowich, Elijah Kranski, Karen Black
Sarah Sankowich, Elijah Kranski, Karen Black
Photo Credit: Michael Lamont
Sarah Sankowich, David Proval, Karen Black, Elijah Kranski
Sarah Sankowich, David Proval, Karen Black, Elijah Kranski
Photo Credit: Michael Lamont

Announcing: Karen Black Stars in “Moses Supposes” at Zephyr Theatre

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE AND GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER
KAREN BLACK AND DAVID PROVAL (THE SOPRANOS)

SET TO STAR IN MOSES SUPPOSES
A NEW COMEDY BY ELLEN MELAVER
DIRECTED BY LEE SANKOWICH

PRODUCTION WILL ALSO FEATURE
ELIJAH KRANSKI AND SARAH SANKOWICH

PERFORMANCES BEGIN OCTOBER 8, 2011
AT THE ZEPHYR THEATRE
OPENING SET FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, AT 8PM

Moses SupposesThe Zephyr Theatre has announced the world premiere production of Moses Supposes, a new comedy by Ellen Melaver, starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Karen Black, along with David Proval (The Sopranos, The Shawshank Redemption), and directed by Lee Sankowich. The cast will also feature Elijah Kranski and Sarah Sankowich. Moses Supposes will play four preview performances, on October 8, 9, 13, and 14, and opening night is set for Saturday, October 15 at 8:00. The limited engagement will run through Sunday, December 4, 2011.

In Moses Supposes, Cookie and Marvin Green’s adult children, Cece and Raymond, have returned to their Southern Jewish home to throw their parents a 35th wedding anniversary party. But everyone has chosen this same weekend to reveal their own surprises, and the ensuing mishegas turns the celebration upside down. There are non-stop laughs as the Green family discovers that after 35 years, maybe they don’t know each other quite as well as they thought they did. Just as “Moses Supposes his toeses are roses” … the entire Green family supposes erroneously.

Karen Black has appeared in over 150 films throughout her career. She was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar and won the Golden Globe for her performance in Five Easy Pieces with Jack Nicholson. She won another Golden Globe for her role in The Great Gatsby with Robert Redford, and was nominated for a third Golden Globe as Best Actress in John Schlesinger’s The Day of the Locust. Black has appeared in numerous other iconic films, including Easy Rider, Airport 1975, Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Nashville, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Family Plot. She launched her stage career in The Playroom, earning a NY Drama Critics Circle Award, which she followed with the original Broadway production of Come Back to the Five and Dime… as well as The Vagina Monologues off Broadway and on tour. She has written two plays of her own, Mama at Midnight (La Mama in NYC), and Missouri Waltz (Blank Theatre, Los Angeles).

David Proval received a Drama Desk Award nomination for his Broadway debut in Requiem for a Heavyweight with John Lithgow. Other memorable stage performances include A Normal Heart (Long Wharf), Glengarry Glen Ross (Arena Stage), and The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, directed by Jon Voight. Proval has many films to his credit, including Mean Streets, Romeo is Bleeding, Hollywood Dreams, Cinderella Liberty, and The Shawshank Redemption. On television, he has appeared on Picket Fences, The West Wing, Everybody Loves Raymond, and perhaps most famously, as the menacing Richie Aprile on The Sopranos.

Director Lee Sankowich was the Artistic Director of the Marin Theatre Company for 16 years. His career began when he directed the now legendary One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, which ran in New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Israel, for a combined total of more than 10 years. Sankowich has worked at regional theatres around the country, including Baltimore Center Stage, the Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Rep, Florida Stage, Geva, Jewish Repertory Theatre, City Theatre, Theatreworks, and Pittsburgh Public Theatre. He was also an Associate Professor of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University.

The design team for Moses Supposes includes set by Adam Hunter, lighting by Matt Richter, costumes by Joanna Leskow, and sound by Norman Kern. The stage manager is Elizabeth Hernández, and Margie Mintz is co-producer.

There will be four preview performances of Moses Supposes on Saturday, October 8 at 8pm, Sunday, October 9 at 3pm, and Thursday, October 13 and Friday, October 14 at 8pm. Opening night is set for Saturday, October 15 at 8:00. The limited engagement will run through Sunday, December 4, with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm. Admission for the preview performances is $15, and regular performances are $25. To purchase tickets, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/202027 or www.goldstar.com, or call 800-838-3006. The Zephyr Theatre is located at 7456 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, 90046.

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09-22-2011