A Comedy by Paul Rudnick
Richmond Hill, Ont. (May 30, 2011): The Curtain Club is pleased to announce the opening of the last play of the 2010/2011 Season, Regrets Only, a comedy by Paul Rudnick on June 3 (there will be a preview on June 2 and the play closes on June 18, 2011). On June 3, 2011, after the opening night performance, patrons will be treated to a reception in the lobby of the theatre with an opportunity to meet the cast, design team and crew. Plenty of tickets for the run of Regrets Only, at the incredible price of only $18.00 each, are available from The Curtain Club box office (905-773-3434).
Regrets Only is a comedy about manners set in a Park Avenue penthouse in Manhattan. It explores the latest topics in marriage and friendship and the plot touches on issues such as the drafting of a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
The play revolves around married socialites Jack, an attorney (played by Greg Nowlan) and Tibby (played by Victoria Curran) and their relationship with designer Hank (played by Steve Hetherington, who is also producing Regrets Only). Hank is one of the world’s most successful fashion designers. Jack and Tibby’s daughter, Spencer (played by Rakhee Morzaria) is getting engaged during a city-wide strike adding to the romp. Adding colour are Myra, the maid (played by Heather Nutt-Christensen), and Marietta, Tibby’s mother (played by Lorraine Whaley).
Producer Steve Hetherington has been pleased with work of the cast and crew on Regrets Only as the entire team had to work around the 2011 Theatre Ontario Festival, which The Curtain Club hosted from May 18 to 2011. He was rallying the team during the technical runs during this weekend saying “We're almost there everyone! Thank you all for your hard work on this show and working around the Festival.”
Regrets Only is a modern “drawing room” comedy, and was first performed in New York in 2006 with the character of Tibby played by Christine Baranski. Paul Rudnick, was born in 1957, is an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. His plays include I Hate Hamlet, Jeffrey, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Valhalla and The New Century. He also wrote for Premiere magazine under the pseudonym Libby Gelman-Waxner. He is Jewish and openly gay.
Each season The Curtain Club gives back to the community through its Charity Night initiative. One performance of each play is given to local charities to use as a fundraiser or a volunteer thank you. The Curtain Club is pleased to welcome York Central Hospital Volunteers, Thornhill Chapter and the Club Tamar as recipients of the Charity Night for Regrets Only.