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We're going "Hollywood"!

The Rose Theatre Co. teams up L.A.'s Divergent Theater to present Chris Stezin's hilarious dark comedy about the price of fame at

The Hollywood Fringe Festival this summer.

Developed through the First Draft Reading Series,

this workshop production features acclaimed

Helen Hayes award-winners

Christopher Lane and Jennifer Mendenhall

plus D.C. transplant and NCDA graduate Dustin Loomis.

Chris Stezin, Playwright-in-Residence

Chris Stezin is a writer and actor who lives in Northern Virginia.  His plays have been produced at Charter Theater - where he served as Associate Artistic Director for ten years - and other local theaters.   He has received commissions from the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, the University of Minnesota and the Guthrie Theater and has twice been nominated for the Helen Hayes/Charles MacArthur Award for outstanding new play in Washington, DC.

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