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FUDDY MEARS Benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Burbank
Festivitites Set to Begin at 7:00 PM on February 7th

January 14th, 2002…Burbank, CA…The Colony Theatre Company is proud to announce a special performance of the Los Angeles premiere of FUDDY MEERS, written by acclaimed playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (KIMBERLY AKIMBO, WONDER OF THE WORLD) to benefit the BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF BURBANK on Friday, February 7th with 7:00pm Hor D'oeuvres, no-host bar and raffle followed at 8:00pm by a performance of the show.  Ticket s for this special benefit performance are $50.00 (partially tax-deductible) and available by calling 818/842-9333.   FUDDY MEERS will be directed by L.A. Weekly Award-winner David Rose (OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD, THE LIVING). FUDDY MEERS will open on Saturday, February 8th and continue through Sunday, March 9th at the Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street (at Cypress) in the heart of the Burbank Media Center.

FUDDY MEERS is the hilarious Off-Broadway smash-hit comedy that launched the career of playwright David Lindsay-Abaire.  FUDDY MEERS is a roller coaster ride of a show which tells the story of Claire, an amnesiac who awakens each morning not knowing anything about who or where she is and ends up being kidnapped by one husband and pursued by another.  But what do they want and who really loves her?   The kaleidoscopic action, like a distorted fun-house mirror the title refers to, keeps the audience following the ever-increasing mayhem.  There's the too-good-to-be-true husband, a lisping, limping stranger, Claire's pot-smoking teenage son, a tough lady cop (or is she?), a schizoid with a potty-mouthed puppet, and Claire's mother‚ the victim of a stroke which affects her speech.

Barbara Beckley, Producing Director of the Colony Theatre comments, "We are delighted to be able to host a fundraiser for the BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB of Burbank.  This will be a wonderful evening of food, libations and theatre.  We are also thrilled to be able to stage the Los Angeles premiere of this very funny, yet insightful play by David Lindsay-Abaire.  FUDDY MEERS has not only been a smash-hit in New York, but in the rest of the country as well.  Our audiences are in for a riotous and at times unexpected wild ride."

David Rose has directed some of the Colony Theatre's most critically acclaimed and commercially successful productions including its most recent production BEA[U]TIFUL IN THE EXTREME.  Other shows include: OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD, (6 Ovation Nominations, Drama-Logue Award), THE FRONT PAGE (L.A. Weekly Award - Revival Production of the Year), YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (Drama-Logue Award) and PECCADILLO (Drama-Logue Award), among others.  He has also directed Justin Tanner's BIG BEAR, THE LIVING, GENIUSES (Drama-Logue Award) and the long-running cult hit ROAD TO NIRVANA, among many others.  He was a founding member of Washington D.C.'s acclaimed Woolly Mammoth ensemble, and served as Artistic Director of the New York Comedy Repertory Ensemble.

Performances will be Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 3:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Ticket prices are Friday and Sunday evenings $25  ($22 for Students and Seniors); Saturday and Sunday matinees $28 ($25 for Students and Seniors);  Saturday evenings all seats $28.  For tickets, call the Box Office at 818/558-7000.   FUDDY MEERS contains strong language and is recommended for mature audiences only.  Ticket s for this special benefit performance on February 7th are $50.00 (partially tax-deductible) and available by calling 818/842-9333

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The Colony Theatre Company is a 27 year old organization dedicated to bringing the finest quality theatrical productions to Los Angeles. The theatre is located at 555 North Third Street, at the corner of Cypress, in the heart of the Burbank Media Center. For further information, call (818) 558-7000. Fax number: (818) 558-7110. E-mail: Or visit our website at www.colonytheatre.ORG.

CONTACTS: David Elzer, Demand PR
(818) 842-9333