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PRESS RELEASE: Boca Raton, FL January 9, 2017 The Playgroup, LLC presents Good Mourning by Steve Waverly Directed by Joyce Sweeney Six performances at the Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. MilitaryTrail, Boca Raton, FL, 33486. March 3 through March 12, 2017. Friday and Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 2PM. Rated PG-13. Tickets: $25, groups of 4 or more are $15 each. Visit http://www.willowtheatre.org or call (561) 347-3948. Somewhere between denial and anger….there’s comedy. Mildly neurotic writer Scott Newton hates therapy. He tried it once, it didn't work. But now his problems have become overwhelming and the worst of it is his mother, who used to help him through everything, is dying. In desperation he turns to a new therapist, who is literally a NEW therapist - just got her license three weeks ago. Everything about her annoys Scott, from her lack of a couch, to her 'endorphin therapy' to her unprofessional penchant for hugging. He is so outta there. But when the worst happens and his mother does pass away...why does he come back? About the Playwright A native of Los Angeles with a degree in film, Steve Waverly followed a wellworn literary path to Paris, France, where he lived for several years. Fluent in French, Steve worked in Paris as an advertising copywriter for the prestigious advertising agency, Young & Rubicam, and later as an award-winning copywriter for HDM advertising in Brussels, Belgium. Steve has written fortelevision, film, and the theater. He wrote an award-winning short film, THE INGRATE, starring Kathy Bates and Andrea Di Stefano, and has sold television shows to NBC/Universal, Sony Studios, and Fox TV Studios, among others. As a playwright, his comedy, DOWN IN FRONT, was performed at The Lounge Theater in Hollywood, California, as part of The Hollywood Fringe Festival and was nominated for Best of Fringe. The Actors in Alphabetical Order Jill Brown, Kayla Bussel, Brian Dever, John Hernandez Production Staff Joyce Sweeney - Director Irene Kessler - Assistant Director About the Playgroup Founded in 2010, The Playgroup is committed to showcasing the work of local artists, playwrights, directors and actors. We only produce original plays by local playwrights and in addition to our three productions per year, we also hold monthly playwrights’ workshops at the Glades Road Branch Library in Boca Raton, Florida where playwrights can develop their projects and network with local actors and directors. Productions of this canon include: LITTLE PIGGIES and BROKEN ANGELS by Todd Caster, JOSEPH ANDREWS by Peter Hawkins, THE MONSTER PROJECT by Brian Harris, THE LAST OF THE AZTECS and BETTER THAN MONEY by Joe Feinstein, SCENES FROM A CHINESE RESTAURANT by Tom Andrew, and SHORTCUTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. The Playgroup constantly seeks new playwrights to showcase. Visit our website at http://www.theplaygroupllc.com