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Quest Theaterworks explores art of argument in latest production

It’s a busy time at Quest Theaterworks this summer as they get ready for their fourth show of the year, the oft-produced light comedy “Squabbles.” Right on the heels of their sold-out runs of “Sealed for Freshness” and “A Faery Hunt,” Quest Theaterworks presents this madcap look at life in the sandwich generation.

“The ‘Sandwich Generation’ includes anyone sandwiched between caring for their parents and caring for their children at the same time, all the while trying to make a living,” said producer Lois Ewing. “You can imagine the issues that come up. As the curtain rises, we discover that the wife’s father has moved in to the family home due to a recent medical condition (was it a heart attack or just gas?). By the end of the first scene, the husband’s mother is on the way, too, having just lost her house (and her parakeet) in a fire. And to top it all off, the young couple has just found out they’re expecting a baby!”

Director Scott Ewing added, “We are delighted to have assembled a top-notch cast for this one. Jed Dixon starred in our productions of ‘Next to Normal’ and ‘The Full Monty’ and has become famous as the darling of Off Broadstreet. Jed has performed so much in musicals that I wanted to give people a chance to see him in a more traditional role. And along with Jed, I have had the honor and pleasure of working with Jed’s real-life life partner, Heather Bond. Heather is a gifted musical performer in her own right, but this show represents her true theatrical debut. It has been fun learning right along with Heather.”

Award-winning professional actors Rodger Hoopman and Corinne Gelfan star as Abe, the curmudgeonly father-in-law, and Mildred, the quintessential Jewish mother-in-law. Rounding out the show are 18-year-old Marcus Arellanes, graduate of a prestigious performing arts high school in L.A., and veteran local actress Chris Whitlock.”

Quest Theaterworks continues its run in the restored and fully air-conditioned Oddfellows Lodge No. 12 at 113 S. Church Street in Grass Valley. The show runs for three weekends from Friday through July 28 with a total of nine performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays..

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