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Papazian Hirsch Entertainment Presents

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Written by James G. Hirsch and Robert A. Papazian

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"Williams and Strauss provide charisma and star power in a grand, crisp and handsome staging that brims with British charm" -Newport Beach Independent


JoBeth Williams has starred in the films Poltergeist, The Big Chill, Blake Edwards’ Switch, Fever Pitch, The Big Year opposite Steve Martin, Kramer vs Kramer  and over thirty others.  She began her career in the theater at Trinity Repertory Theater before moving to New York, where she starred in Annie Baker’s Body Awareness, and Last Dance by Marsha Norman at Manhattan Theater Club and John Guare’s Gardenia. Also in New York, JoBeth starred in Moonchildren, Ladyhouse Blues, The Vagina Monologues, and A Couple of White Chicks. She starred opposite Stacy Keach in Idiot’s Delight at The Kennedy Center, Antony and Cleopatra at The Old Globe, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at The McCarter, Threepenny Opera and Grand Horizons at Williamstown.

Emmy Award winner Peter Strauss is best known for his role as Rudy, the titular rich man in the hit ABC award-winning TV miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man." Strauss recently appeared in Operation Finale with Ben Kingsley and Oscar Isaac. He recently directed and appeared with Marsha Mason and Jean Smart in two staged reading productions of Bruce Graham’s play The Outgoing Tide. Born in New York City, he attended The Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY and graduated from Northwestern University. He starred on Broadway in Einstein and the Polar Bear. Off-Broadway he was seen as Ben Bradley in Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers at New York Theater Workshop, Sabina at Primary Stages, Chinese Friends at Playwrights Horizons and The Outgoing Tide at Primary Stages.

Additional cast to be announced soon...

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El Portal Theatre


Adapted from the multi Emmy  and Peabody Award-winning film, Love Among the Ruins is now reimagined on the stage. Jessica Medlicott was once a great actress on the London West End, now a wealthy widow, and still a devastating beauty in her advancing years. She is accused of “breach of promise” by a handsome young Naval officer who claims she promised to marry him. Her solicitor brings her to the greatest barrister at the Old Bailey, Sir Arthur Granville Jones. Who better to defend her?




El Portal Theatre

Opens October 6, 2023

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"A Charming, Polished Light Comedy"

– Newport Beach Independent

"Chemistry rolls off the stage from the start..."

– Orange County Register

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Parties of 10 guests or more, please call Millie at 714-941-6730 ext. 1008 for special group rates.

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