ON OUR STAGE
A New Romantic Comedy for the Digital Age
By Mary Maguire & Steven McGraw
February 21, 22, 27**, 28, 29,
March 1*, 5**, 6, 7, 8*, 2020
Love Quest explores the journeys of two women in the perilous world of online dating. Kate Crawford, 57, is recently divorced after a 30-year marriage. Left by her husband for a younger woman, she is dealing with issues of abandonment, ageing and the new world order of internet dating. Brook Davis, 32, single, is climbing the corporate ladder in the fashion industry with a driven, single minded focus and has just won “The Emerging Designer of the Year”. Kate and Brook meet after a bad date goes awry and become friends and allies in this strange new dating world. Each has started with different goals and they both find something they didn’t expect.
The talented cast includes Sarah Boone, Anna Hobbs, Sara Beth Gerard, Jas Abramowitz, John Glover, and Rich Pintello, all under the direction of Michelle Svenson Kindy.
All performances 8:00pm, except: *Matinee performance 2:00pm | **Evening performances 7:30pm
Contains material of a mature nature.
Meet the cast:
Sara Beth Gerard
About the authors:
Mary started her career as an advertising copywriter at Chiat/Day, Los Angeles, under acclaimed ad man Jay Chiat. She moved to television as a production assistant on WKRP in Cincinnati and later wrote two episodes that aired its first season. She worked for a variety of advertising agencies on the West Coast then moved into health care administration. When she found herself divorced after a 30-year marriage, she chronicled her dating experiences. The result is Love Quest. She has enough material for many sequels and is still writing her happy ending.
Steven’s teleplay “Miles from Nowhere”, an autobiographical family drama, was produced by New World International, and starred Rick Schroder and James Farentino. It first aired on CBS, and won a Christopher Award for writing. The story was also published by William Morrow as a novel titled “Totaled.” His screenplay, “Pendragon” won in the action/adventure category at The Breckenridge Film Festival, Table Read My Screenplay in Park City, and the White Nights Russian Film Festival.
Due to the popularity of the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire”, Steven was commissioned by Academy Bus to write a two character historic docudrama about Nucky Johnson. It was performed on a trolley circling Atlantic City visiting Nucky's favorite haunts. The New York Times called it “funny and informative”.
Steven has presented some of Off Broadway’s longest running hits at his cabaret theatre in Manhattan. Among them are “Forbidden Broadway”, “Forever Plaid,” and Frank McCourt and Malachy McCourt’s “A Couple of Blaguards” which toured the country for ten years.
Steven is a graduate of Notre Dame.