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Great Reviews for "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" in Orlando!

My play “The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!” opens in Orlando this week, and great reviews are already coming in:

“Super Variety Match Bonus Round, which playwright Deb Hiett premiered in Los Angeles, comes to the Orlando Fringe with a first-rate cast, pitch-perfect projections and set pieces by Samuel Finken and Tori Oakes, and fast-paced direction by Tara Kromer. This surreal stew is overstuffed with a surfeit of subjects, including anti-immigrant racism, grammar-induced orgasms, contaminated tap water, mental health treatment and much more. Improbably, it somehow all solidifies into a satisfying whole. By using the trappings of a wacky, campy fantasy, this play addresses sensitive real-life issues with more empathy than many so-called serious shows, and manages to inject a surprising amount of heart along the way.” — Orlando Weekly

“The loving treatment of the generation divide makes this one the whole Fringe family can connect to (provided the whole family doesn’t mind a couple poignant cuss words). “ — Orlando Sentinel

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Huge congrats to director Tara Kromer, and wonderful cast Elizabeth T. Murff, Rod Cathey, Douglas Warren Jensen, and Maria Flores Ragen. So grateful Tara found my play on the New Play Exchange!

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Nominated for BROADWAY WORLD Awards!

My play, "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" has been nominated for "Best Play" by BroadwayWorld (Los Angeles Regional)! I'm also thrilled that the production (by Rogue Machine Theatre) garnered nominations for Best Actor in a Play (Mark L. Taylor), Best Leading Actress in a Play (Bonnie Bailey-Reed), Best Featured Actress in a Play (Victoria Ortiz and Paula Christensen), and Best Sound Design by Chris Moscatiello.

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I'm grateful my play "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" is recognized today by StageSceneLA:

  • Top 10 World Premiere Plays of 2016-2017
  • Outstanding Production: Comedy
  • Star-Making Performance in a Play (Victoria Ortiz)
  • Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Comedy Role (Mark Taylor)
  • Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Comedy Role (Bonnie Bailey-Reed)
  • Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Featured Comedy Role (Paula Christensen)
  • Outstanding Direction (Cameron Watson)
  • and Outstanding Production Design (Kate Bergh, Jared A. Sayeg, Stephanie Kerley Schwartz, Chris Mosciatello and the whole Rogue Machine gang especially Amanda and Michelle!).

Thank you John P. Flynn and Cameron for giving my play the wonderful opportunity of being born, and thank you Steven Stanley for the support. Really truly grateful.

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Finalist for The 2017-2018 Reva Shiner Comedy Award, plus 2017 StageRaw Award Nominations!

"The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" is a Finalist for the 2017-2018 Reva Shiner Comedy Award. Every year, Bloomington Playwrights Project chooses from unpublished plays submitted from across the country. I'm so excited that my play was recognized.

I'm also thrilled that the Rogue Machine Theatre production was nominated for FIVE StageRaw Awards! Recognized for their achievement is the entire cast for "Best Comedy Ensemble," both Bonnie Bailey-Reed and Victoria Ortiz for "Best Female Comedy Performance," Stephanie Kerley Schwartz for "Best Set Design," and the entire Rogue design team for "Best Production Design." Congratulations to them all, and a special shout-out to our fearless director, Cameron Watson!

EXTENDED AGAIN! Now Closing Monday Jan 30!

People keep coming to see it, so we keep doing it! "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" is now extended through Monday January 30. Get your tickets here for the show The Los Angeles Times called "ingenious."

Here I am with the remarkable cast and director Cameron Watson at a post-show "talkback" with the audience:

EXTENDED: "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" at Rogue Machine Theatre, through Jan 22!

Thrilled that my Ovation-Recommended play "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" will be extended, after a break for the holidays. The show will start back up on January 7, running Saturdays 8:30, Sundays 3:00, and Mondays at 8:30, until Sunday January 22 at Rogue Machine Theater, 1089 N. Oxford Street near Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles.

Tickets available HERE for the show the Los Angeles Times called "ingenious." Get your tickets now!


We're Up! Get Your Tickets Now!

OVATION RECOMMENDED! "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" opened to a sold-out house last Saturday night (complete with standing ovation!), and the reviews are starting to come in: 

Ingenious... -- Los Angeles Times

No matter who got your vote in this past week’s elections, Deb Hiett’s comedy gem will have you laughing out loud, wiping away tears, and standing up to cheer. I can’t think of better theatrical medicine to help heal wounds and bring us together this fall than The Super Variety Match Bonus Round! -- Steven Stanley, StageSceneLA

Deb Hiett’s new play, The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!, is a seventy-five minute wonder. Under the keen direction of Cameron Watson, [it's] a delicious, face-paced comedy with a soft, touching heart...  -- Paul Myrvold, Paul Myrvold's Theatre Notes

Please GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! Discount tickets available on Goldstar here for this weekend's shows (runs Sat night 8:30, Sun 3:00, Mondays 8:30). Support live theater!