Desperately Seeking Love from playwright Ryan Paul James,the creator of Lost in Radioland and The World’s Worst Play, Ever, marks the play’s debut at The Whitefire Theatre. The play about finding love online explores the pitfalls of dating today and follows six lonely hearts who reveal their fears and vulnerabilities in their quest for love. Moosie Drier is the director of this production.
“Y&R” star Kate Linder stars as Sarah, Keith Coogan portrays Ray, Heid Cox stars as Catherine, Melissa Disney also stars as Tanya, Mark Elias stars as Adam and Thomas F. Evan will portray Bill.
The performances are on Fridays at 8pm, June 29-August 3 (Linder will not appear July 13th due to a prior commitment).
Performances at the famed Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.
Kate Linder has portrayed Esther Valentine on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, the #1 rated soap opera, for 36 years. In 2008, Linder received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Linder was in the recent feature films Hysteria, Erased, Miss Meadows, Garry Marshall’s Mother’s Day and The Charnel House and in several upcoming feature films including Charles Matthau’s Book of Leah, Stereotypically You, Voice from the Stone and A Song for the Living. She has been the celebrity spokesperson for The ALS Association for over a decade since her late brother-in-law’s initial diagnosis. She’s a longtime board member for SAG-AFTRA and a former two-time Governor of the Television Academy.
Keith Coogan, the grandson of legendary character actor Jackie Coogan, has established his own successful career starring in hit films including Adventures in Babysitting, Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead, ToySoldiers and iconic TV shows includingThe Waltons, CHiPS, Eight is Enough and many more.
Heidi Cox-is a very funny comedienne and actress who is the creator, writer and star of the series, StalkingLeVar.
Melissa Disney is an award-winning actress whom you’ve heard on The Simpsons and as the title character of Ginger on the Nickelodeon series, As Told By Ginger. Disney has also been the voice of the Emmy Awards seven times, the Academy Awards, the Billboard Music Awards and the Country Music Awards. She was also the first female to ever voice a movie trailer for Gone In 60 Seconds. Disney has been in the feature films Up In the Air, In A World and Searching.
Mark Elias has worked on many TV shows including Teen Wolf, Castle, Justified and CSI. He wrote/starred in the short film Boulevard of Unspoken Dreams as Charlie Chaplin.
Thomas F. Evans is best known for Criminal Minds, Borderline and Hunky Dory.
Moosie Drier is a director, actor and voiceover artist whose credits include Reba, Storks,Kung Fu Panda, The Wolverine and many more.