Kentwood Players Look Forward to September with Open House and “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”

During the past year’s shutdown, Kentwood Players has been diligently working on significant repairs, renovations, and upgrades to the Westchester Playhouse. This work, along with new protocols, ensures the comfort, well-being, and safety of our patrons as they return to live indoor theater again at our over 60-year-old gem. Improvements include a new CDC compliant and NEBB certified air balanced HVAC system with MERV-13 filters and BiPolar Ionization installed throughout the building, new floors and improved ventilation in bathrooms, a resurfaced roof with new gutters and downspouts, upgraded electrical and lighting, and a welcome remodel to the upstairs Green Room rehearsal hall, dressing rooms and backstage area.

Want to find out more about all the upgrades that have taken place? The public is invited to an Open House on the front patio of the “new” Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90045, on Saturday, September 11, to meet members of the Board of Directors and various committees who will be on hand to share exciting news about the facility’s upgrades, past and upcoming productions, and offer visitors the opportunity to purchase tickets at our box office.

Please note: Everyone (adults and children over 12) who enters the Westchester Playhouse building must wear a face mask and needs to be prepared to show proof of vaccination.

And now the BIG NEWS! Kentwood Players, one of the longest continuously operating Los Angeles theater groups, is pleased to announce the re-opening of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, a comedy by Christopher Durang, on Friday, September 17 and continuing through Sunday, October 10, 2021 on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm, with performances taking place at the newly upgraded Westchester Playhouse. Originally slated to open in March 2020, the cast has been rehearsing virtually since the shutdown began immediately after their final dress rehearsal, and is very excited to finally be back onstage!

This is a non-equity/all-volunteer production directed by Susan Stangl, produced by Alison Boole and Myron Klafter for Kentwood Players by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. The cast features Chris Morrison (Vanya), Valerie Sullivan (Sonia), Sarilee Kahn (Masha), Giovanni Navarro and Jeff Dewitt (Spike), Allison Reeves (Cassandra) and Isabella Petrini (Nina).

Shari Barrett

The Actors' Gang

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