THEIR FINEST HOUR: CHURCHILL AND MURROW

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WRITE ACT REPERTORY'S PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR John Lant and Anne Mesa Present A World Premiere Production “THEIR FINEST HOUR: CHURCHILL AND MURROW” By Willard Manus OPENING ​SATURDAY, JUNE ​16TH @ ​8:00PM LOS ANGELES (May ​28, 2018) – Write Act Repertory's Producing Artistic Director John Lant and Anne Mesa are pleased to present the world premiere of Willard Manus'THEIR FINEST HOUR: CHURCHILL AND MURROW. The final production in the series, Three By Will In Rep, is directed by Stu Berg. Opening June​ ​16th​, 2018.​ Write Act Repertory @ The Brickhouse Theatre. Tickets on sale at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3328722 ABOUT THE SHOW This full-length play sheds light on the unique relationship between Winston Churchill and Edward R. Murrow during the early years of WW II when England was under attack by Hitlers air-force. Murrow, who was covering the war for CBS Radio News, not only became friendly with Churchill, but had a passionate and adulterous love affair with the Prime Ministers daughter-in-law. Under the direction of Stu Berg, THEIR FINEST HOUR ​ ​stars Michael Karm, Tyler Cook, Chantelle Albers, and Beau Hogan. The production runs on Saturdays @ 8:00PM and Sundays @ 2:00PM - Opens June ​16​, 2018. Playwright Willard Manus has had over 40 plays produced in LA, regionally, and in Europe. Frank and Ava won a best-play award at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival and has been turned into a feature film. Other recent plays include Frank And Ava, Bird Lives!, Berlin Cowboys, and Who Killed Comrade Rabbit (co-written with Ilia Volok). Manus is also a novelist whose best-known book, Mott the Hoople, became the name of the British rock band of the 70s. He is a member of the Actors Studio, Playwrights/Directors unit and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Will also publishes the online literary review, Lively-Arts.com THEIR FINEST HOUR: CHURCHILL AND MURROWis the final production of THREE BY WILL - IN REP. Part of a Three Production Series in Repertory for Write Act Reps 20th Anniversary Season - Spring 2018 Their Finest Hour: Churchill And Murrow ​Opening Saturday, June 16th through July 22nd, 2018 Regular performances will be Saturdays @ 8:00PM and Sundays @ 2:00PM General Admission: $20.00 Tickets for are available at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3328722 Additional information at: http://www.writeactrep.org/index.html Write Act Repertory @ the Brickhouse Theatre 10950 Peach Grove Street North Hollywood, CA 91601 ALSO RUNNING AT THE BRICKHOUSE PREZ – THE LESTER YOUNG STORY Extended and running on Fridays @ 8:00PM through June 29th, 2018 Tickets on sale at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3328664 For Press or schedule advance interviews contact: SANDRA KUKER PR Sandra J. Kuker-Franco Email: SJKukerPR@gmail.comor call (310) 652-7222 http://www.SandraKukerPR.com https://www.facebook.com/Sandra-KUKER-PR-194490443965243/ Formed in 1998, under the artistic leadership of John Lant since 2003, the acclaimed theatre group WRITE ACT REPERTORY has produced over 50+ World or West Coast Mainstage Premieres and 75 Original one-act plays in Los Angeles and New York City. Write Act Repertory is dedicated to the development of original plays, lesser known works by established writers, adaptations of classical-themed materials and musicals. Write Act Repertory also produces rarely seen works and unfinished musicals by composers who passed before their work was completed. www.writeactrep.org

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Anyone obsessed with history and Churchill himself may appreciate the facts about the war, Karm's representation and Anne Mesa's authentic-looking design of the 1940s set. Additionally, Mark Baker's lighting design, which intermittently illuminates the three sections of the stage between which the story drifts, creatively makes the most of a small space. However, the story's inability to evolve past the stages of a glorified fling makes the play far from a necessary analysis of their finest hour.

sweet-sour - Lara J. Altunian - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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This is an excellent show filled with intrigue, historical facts with some personal touches added to make it more heartfelt. Writer Willard Manus does an excellent job in bringing closeness of the human spirit during the world's most distressing time.

sweet - Mary E Montoro - All About the Stage - ...read full review


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I highly recommend “Their Finest Hour: Churchill and Murrow.” In these times of uncertainty and disrespect in both politics and journalism, spending a little time with two brave and moral souls is much needed and almost medicinal…I certainly felt a lot better for it.

Beautifully written, expertly acted and superbly directed…Bravo!!

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


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Anyone obsessed with history and Churchill himself may appreciate the facts about the war, Karm's representation and Anne Mesa's authentic-looking design of the 1940s set. Additionally, Mark Baker's lighting design, which intermittently illuminates the three sections of the stage between which the story drifts, creatively makes the most of a small space. However, the story's inability to evolve past the stages of a glorified fling makes the play far from a necessary analysis of their finest hour.

sweet-sour - Lara J. Altunian - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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This is an excellent show filled with intrigue, historical facts with some personal touches added to make it more heartfelt. Writer Willard Manus does an excellent job in bringing closeness of the human spirit during the world's most distressing time.

sweet - Mary E Montoro - All About the Stage - ...read full review


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I highly recommend “Their Finest Hour: Churchill and Murrow.” In these times of uncertainty and disrespect in both politics and journalism, spending a little time with two brave and moral souls is much needed and almost medicinal…I certainly felt a lot better for it.

Beautifully written, expertly acted and superbly directed…Bravo!!

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review