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A DeLUSIONAL Affair - a new comedy by Albert James Kallis

A DeLUSIONAL Affair - a new comedy by Albert James Kallis“A SPLASH SELECTION! Brilliant! A Must-See!” says LA Spash Magazine. Accessibly Live Off-Line concurs, “A tight and mirthful stage piece that blends humor and pathos, with just a bit of raciness!” “A screwball and supernatural comedy, that calls to mind Hepburn and Tracy,” raves Theatre Notes.

Funny, touching, and not just a little bit risqué, A DeLUSIONAL Affair will make you question everything you ever thought you knew about love, marriage, fantasy and reality, coupling and uncoupling, and come away with a new and surprisingly uplifting perspective on it all. Playhouse shows are “A total theatre experience!” hails LA TIMES, and this hilarious and biting new comedy is no exception. Helmed by award-winning director Chris DeCarlo, featuring stage and screen personalities Gregg Berger, Rachel Galper and Albina Katsman.

Co-founder of the iconic IHOP restaurant chain, author of the book Living the Gift of Time, documentary film maker, together with his wife Trudy (American Film Festival's Blue Ribbon Award), and graphic design-marketing-advertising giant (American International Pictures, Universal Studios, Capital Records), Born to Russian immigrant parents, playwright Albert James Kallis, witness to a rapidly changing world, has lived seventy-five years in the 20th century and sixteen in the 21st. His play, A DeLUSIONAL Affair, is Rated R.

Veteran director Chris DeCarlo has brought to the stage over 250 World Premieres and American Premieres, including Hard Laughs starring Sammy Shore, Stephen King and Robert B. Parker's RAGE, Brenda Krantz's Lovely! starring Louise Sorrell, the Ovation-nominated Picon Pie, Todd Susman's Locked and Loaded, and more than two dozen LA TIMES Critics' Picks including Doug Knott's Last of the Knotts, Jerry Mayer's Aspirin & ELEPHANTS, the Sroka/Fleming comedy Dying for Laughs starring Stuart Pankin and Charlie Lustman's Made Me Nuclear. Recent credits: Arnold Schulman's Sleeping Ugly, Lisa Phillips Visca's Raise Me Up and Jerry Mayer's 2 ACROSS and Almost Perfect.

Gregg Berger is an American Voice / Actor, internationally known for his iconic roles as GRIMLOCK in the G1Transformers franchise and most recently in Transformers Devastation. He also originated the voices of Odie, Squeak, Harry and others from the Garfield franchise, Spirit from G.I. Joe, and countless more. On camera, Gregg has had leading roles in the classic comedy Police Academy: Mission To Moscow and the Sci Fi Comedy cult classic Spaced Invaders numerous Guest Starring roles in episodic television. On stage, Gregg has appeared in Repertory Theater, Stock and Touring Productions across the country.

Rachel Galper began her arts career in New Mexico working with Mark Medoff and Ruth Cantrell as part of the American Southwest Theatre Company. Stage credits include the world premieres of Lisa Phillips Visca's Turning Thirty, Jerry Mayer's How To Love a Republican. several runs of Author! Author! - an evening with Sholom Aleichem, A Very Special Day (Japan Premiere), Dorothy's Adventures in Oz,, Cinderella, Charlie's Place and five international tours.

Albina Katsman is a Ukrainian born actress who grew up in Chicago. She spent her college career studying Theatre at Loyola Marymount University, where she had the incredible experience of studying and performing abroad in Bonn, Germany and Moscow, Russia, studying at the Moscow Art Theatre. Credits include Lisa Phillips Visca's Raise Me Up, Soul Half Dead, Christmas Carol, Kiss Me Kate and The Crucible (Strub Theatre), Strider (Theatre Im Baalsal). Film and Television credits include Innocent, All Matt's Children, Never Forget, Cheaters, Walk of Shame, Silver Shadows, Piper the Movie, Immurement, Dabsity, Initiation, Shadow, Mrs. The Series.

Presenter / Producer: Santa Monica Playhouse

Listed Categories
Theater > Theatrical Comedy

Event Phone: 310-394-9779 x1

Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th Street
Santa Monica CA 90401

LA - Hollywood / Westside

Performance Dates: 4/1/2017 - 4/30/2017
Saturday, 04/01/2017
Sunday, 04/02/2017
Saturday, 04/08/2017
Sunday, 04/09/2017
Saturday, 04/22/2017
Sunday, 04/23/2017
Sunday, 04/30/2017

Performance Times
Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 3:30pm

Ticket Information:
Gen admission $35 discounts available for students, teachers, seniors, members of the military, and groups of 8 or more.  

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