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'Squabbles' abound in Quest Theaterworks' new production

Dealing with aging parents and your own kids at the same time? Welcome to the “sandwich” generation. See what the theatrical version of what happens when mom’s father and dad’s mother are forced to move in to the family home just as baby arrives in “Squabbles” by Marshall Karp, the latest madcap adventure from Quest Theaterworks (formerly Ewing Ventures), set to open July 12.

Quest Theaterworks’ latest endeavor stars local favorites Jed Dixon, Corinne Gelfan and Rodger Hoopman along with newcomer Heather Bond, Marcus Arellanes and Chris Whitlock.

This hilarious play pits a father-in-law against a mother in a comedic succession of squabbles. Jerry Sloan is a successful writer of advertising jingles, married to Alice, an equally successful attorney. Living with the happy couple is the not-so-happy Abe Dreyfus, Jerry’s wise-cracking curmudgeon of a father-in-law. Jerry’s mother, Mildred, loses her house in a fire and moves in. At first sight, Abe and Mildred can’t stand each other, and from then on, the play is one laugh-provoking confrontation after another, until the final heart-warming finale.

“This is a real character piece,” said director Scott Ewing. “The actors have been working hard on the comedic timing required to pull off just the right note of humor. Together, the piece unfolds like a concert with all of the pieces working hand in glove to hilarious effect.”

“Squabbles” plays for nine performances only, July 12-28, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Grass Valley Oddfellows Lodge, 113 S. Church St. Tickets are available at BriarPatch Co-op or at For questions or groups of 10 or more, please call Quest Theaterworks at 530-366-5888. Seating is limited to just 50 people per performance.

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The Union Updated Jun 27, 2013 10:18AM Published Jun 27, 2013 01:18AM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.