Wolves At The Door to be Presented by Theatre 40 and Beverly Hills Theatre Guild

The Beverly Hills Theatre Guild, Theatre 40, and Spark Theatrical present a staged reading of the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild’s winning play Ali MacLean’s play Wolves At The Door, in honor of it receiving the Julie Harris Playwright Award from the Theatre Guild.

The play will be read at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills on February 15th at 7pm.

February 14th marks five years since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

There have been approximately 3,160 mass shootings in America since that, including the shooting on the Michigan State Campus…plus the ones that will happen by the time you read this.

Ali MacLean is quoted as saying “Wolves At The Door explores how to move on in the aftermath of loss in a country where violence is a daily occurrence. It was derived from my severe frustration with the complacency surrounding gun violence, the alarming rise toxic masculinity, and my own inability to process grief after a loss. With the rash of incel manifestos, social media doxing, misogynistic violence and mass shootings on the uptick, there was a need for me to explore why the All-American mass shooting continues to happen over and over. Is it exacerbated by those who feel entitled to the American Dream that is out of reach? Is it access to weapons? Lack of access to empathy? America runs on violence. Can we break our obsession with it in order to heal?”

Wolves At The Door will be directed by veteran director Ann Hearn Tobolowsky (The Road Theatre, South Coast Rep, Los Angeles Theater Center), produced by Laurie Bernhard of Spark Theatrical, and features actors Adam J. Smith, Ben Huth, Chris Wallinger, John Wallace Combs, William Warren, Ali MacLean, David Hunt Stafford, Mariko Van Campen, Jayah Berment, and Alison Blanchard.

Wolves At The Door won the Julie Harris Playwright Award, was a finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Creede Rep Headwaters New Play Festival, New American Voices Festival, and the Screencraft Stage Play Competition. It has had development at EST/LA, Antaeus Theatre, and The Road Theatre.


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