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We Happy Few & Theatre West presents the World Premiere of
THE NIGHT FORLORN

(or, Waitin’ on Godsford)

A Tumbleweed Comedy by
STEVE NEVIL

March 16 – April 22, 2018
Fri/Sat 8pm | Sun 2pm
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Directed by
ARDEN TERESA LEWIS

Produced for Theatre West by
DAVID MINGRINO & LINDA RAND

With
TOM ALLARD • JIM BEAVER • LESLIE CAVENY • J. DOWNING • ROBERT W. LAUR • JUNE SCHREINER

≈ Something Funny is Happening out on the Prairie ≈ 


ARTICLENoHoArtsDistrict

A Tumbleweed Comedy Hits the “Prairielands” of Hollywood

Jim Beaver is internationally known for his starring roles in “Deadwood,” “Supernatural,” “Justified,” “The Ranch” and much more. He has joined forces with playwright Steve Nevil in the world premiere of “The Night Forlorn (or Waitin’ On Godsford”) at Theatre West directed by the talented Arden Teresa Lewis.


REVIEW Discover Hollywood

The Night Forlorn (or, Waitin’ on Godsford)
Theatre Review
 By Terry Gloeggler

“The Night Forlorn (or, Waitin’ on Godsford)” is a brilliantly acted, beautifully directed and boldly written piece of theater. Billed as a “Tumbleweed Comedy,” this humorous western by Steve Nevil is a delight with plenty of belly laughs and softer chuckles to punctuate the contemplative moments that give the piece depth. Fan’s of Becket’s “Waiting for Godot” will be thrilled by this reimagining set in the 1870s American frontier. The clever dialogue is brought to life by the plays director Arden Teresa Lewis who could not have been gifted with a more talented cast. read more


REVIEW StageRaw

The Night Forlorn (or, Waitin’ on Godsford)
Reviewed by Neal Weaver

RECOMMENDED 

“…Nevil’s script is funny and imaginative, and director Arden Teresa Lewis seems to have a deep affinity for the material, carefully teasing out all the comic possibilities, and she’s well-served by an able cast. Beaver and Downing make an excellent comedy team as two pals constantly sharing hopes and plans, yet incapable of any real action: their occupation is, simply, waiting —for fate to take them in hand. Beaver’s Percy is the dominant one, but in the end he’s as dependent on Elvin as Elvin is on him. Caveny’s Patsy is tough, robust, and full of get-up-and-go, but she does have some romantic inclinations. And Schreiner’s Tag is a complex figure, now defiant and ferocious, now wistful and thoughtful.” read more


REVIEW  The Tolucan Times

‘A Night Forlorn’ comic reimagining of ‘Waiting for Godot’ blends funny with flair at Theatre West
Theatre Review by Mary Mallory

A winning blend of fine writing and acting, the Theatre West world premiere production of The Night Forlorn (or, Waitin’ on Godsford) offers an entertaining and wry comic take on Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, featuring two confused but stoic compadres searching for direction in more ways than one. read more


REVIEW NoHoArtsDistict

THE NIGHT FORLORN (or, WAITIN’ ON GODSFORD)
Theatre Review by Cathy Wayne

…Surrounded by sagebrush, campfires and cowpokes, our prairie lights up with the arrival of our crew who all give outstanding performances.  Great direction, great set, great costumes.  Just a delightful evening all around. We don’t have many western plays, and this is one not to be missed.  Loads of laughs, and I’m telling you, do not miss the lasso twirling by June Schreiner.  YEEEEHAAAAA!!!!! Enjoy!!!!!!! read more


Set by J. Downing
Lighting by Yancey Dunham
Stage Manager – Benjamin Scuglia
Graphic Design – Doug Haverty, Art & Soul Design
PR – Sandra J. Kuker SJKukerPR@gmail.com
Photos – Garry Kluger




No Host Parking in the Panasonic Lot across from the theatre

This production was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Kaplan-Loring Foundation

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Box Office: (323) 851-7977
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