Archived entries for The Moth Theatre



JANUARY 15 — FEBRUARY 15, 2015

ProofNow ready to unveil its newly remodeled space, the Moth Theatre Company is proud to announce its return with a new production of Proof by David Auburn, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. Directed by John MarklandProof will open on Thursday, January 15 and run through February 15 only.

The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Amanda Brooks, John Cirigliano, Chris Marquette, and Felicity Price. Production design is by Justin Huen and Proof is produced for The Moth Theatre Company by Brenda Davidson.

Proof was originally produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club in May, 2000 and transferred to Broadway in October of that year. Along with Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, the play also won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, the Drama Desk Award for Best Play, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play.

On the eve of her 25th birthday, a troubled young woman’s brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician, dies. Now she must deal with her own volatile emotions, the arrival of her estranged sister, and the attentions of a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks the father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw the young woman into the most difficult problem of all: how much of her father’s madness—or genius—will she inherit?

Proof is set to open on Thursday, January 15 at 8pm. The regular performance schedule is Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm through February 15 only. Admission is $25 and may be purchased online at or by phone at (323) 609-3676.

The Moth Theatre is located at 4359 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, 90029. Entrance to the theatre is through the alley in the back, on Heliotrope.

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Announcing: Moth Theatre Presents “Super Sunday” by Stephen Collins, Opening 4/14

The Moth Theatre Presents
Written by Stephen Collins
Directed by Jamie Wollrab

Opens April 14, 2011 for Five Weeks Only

The Moth Theatre, John Markland, Artistic Director, Efrain Schunior, Managing Director, has announced their production of Super Sunday, a comedy by Stephen Collins, directed by Jamie Wollrab. The opening is set for Thursday, April 14 at 8pm, and the limited run will end on May 15.

In Super Sunday, a complicated, wise-cracking Vietnam vet turned ad executive finds his life unraveling when he discovers his wife’s interest in one of her acting class partners … a younger man. Oddly comic mayhem ensues as the couple stumbles toward total indifference … and possibly some self-discoveries that could save their marriage. Super Sunday was previously produced at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Wes Chatham, Jen Dede, Alex Desert, Alice Fulks, and Ross McCall. The set design is by Sean Vasquez, lighting design is by Justin Huen, costume design is by Stephanie Powers, and sound design is by Efrain Schunior. The production stage manager is Mara Klein, and the producer for the Moth Theatre is Mara Tasker.

Playwright Stephen Collins has enjoyed success in several different areas of show business. He has appeared on Broadway (Spamalot, Moonchildren, The Ritz), off-Broadway (Durang’s Beyond Therapy, Macbeth with Christopher Walken, with Julie Andrews in the Stephen Sondheim revue Putting It Together at Manhattan Theatre Club). Collins is perhaps best known for his role as the Reverend Eric Camden on more than 200 episodes of 7th Heaven, but his other television credits include shows such as Tales of the Gold Monkey, The Waltons, Barnaby Jones and Charlie’s Angels. He is currently a series regular on the ABC series Modern Family. He is an Emmy Award nominee for his work opposite Ann-Margret in the mini-series The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, and has also written two novels, Eye Contact (1994) and Double Exposure (1998). Among other film credits (including All The President’s Men and Star Trek: The Motion Picture), Collins has appeared in two movies with Diane Keaton, The First Wives Club (1996) and Because I Said So (2007).

Super Sunday is set to open on Thursday, April 14 at 8pm. The regular performance schedule is Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 6pm through May 15. Admission is $20; tickets are on sale now and may be purchased by visiting or by calling (323) 666-6684. For daily ticket specials, visit

The Moth Theatre is located at 4359 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, 90029. Entrance to the theatre is through the alley in the back, on Heliotrope. Street parking is available.

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Announcing: World Premiere Play The Quarry at The Moth Theatre

The Moth Theatre Presents A World Premiere Play
Written and Directed by John Markland

Opens October 16, 2010 for Five Weeks Only

The Moth Theatre has announced the world premiere of The Quarry, a new play written and directed by Moth artistic director John Markland, with one preview performance on Friday, October 15 and opening on Saturday, October 16 at 8pm.  The engagement will run through November 14 only.

In The Quarry, a small town teenager is thrown out of his home and left to fend for himself.  His path connects him with three other people who are also trying to let go of the past and find their own way forward.  All of them are precariously standing at the edge of The Quarry.  Some towns are people, the buildings they erect, the stories they tell, and the holes they leave behind.

The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Max Barsness (The Frankenstein Brothers), Nicholas Guest (The Long Riders, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Trading Places), Zachary Shields (The Mistakes Madeline Made and Tough!, both at the Moth Theatre), and Addison Timlin (to be seen in the upcoming season of Californication). The design team includes set by Justin Huen, lighting by Bosco Flanagan, and sound by John Thompson. The production manager is Julanne Jacobs, and the producers for the Moth Theatre are Pamela Guest and Jamie Wollrab.

The Quarry will play one preview performance on Friday, October 15 at 8pm.  Opening night is set for Saturday, October 16 at 8:00. THE MEDIA IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THE OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCE ON OCTOBER 16, BUT IS ALSO WELCOME AT ANY OTHER PERFORMANCE AFTER THAT DATE.   The regular performance schedule is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at 8:00 through November 14. There will no performances over Halloween weekend, Friday 10/29 – Sunday 10/31.  There will be one added matinee on Sunday, November 14 at 2pm.  Tickets for the preview on 10/15 are $5, and all other performances are $15. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting or

On Saturday evenings, the Moth invites patrons to stay and enjoy Night Light, a post-performance social hour with refreshments available for donation, and live music provided by local artists. This new addition to the Moth Theatre experience will allow patrons to discuss the show they have just seen and enjoy the music.

The Moth Theatre is located at 4359 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, 90029. Entrance to the theatre is through the alley in the back, on Heliotrope.  Street parking is available.

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