Recommended Theater: MARVIN’S ROOM (Actors Co-op)

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by Dan Zeff on January 10, 2022

in Theater-Los Angeles


The Award-winning Actors Co-op Theatre Company proudly presents Marvin’s Room, winner of the 1991-1992 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. The audience never sees Marvin, the title character in Marvin’s Room. He’s an old man ravaged by cancer and senility, living in a dark room in his Florida home. His caregiver is his daughter Bessie, a 40-year old unmarried woman dying of leukemia. It’s a special play in modern American drama and those of us who saw its world premiere at the Goodman Studio Theatre back in February 1990 left the building moved and grateful for the experience. It was the only professionally produced play by Scott McPherson; the American theater lost a singular voice when he died of AIDS in 1992 at the age of 33. McPherson’s play is extraordinary in that the heartbreaking material is also very funny and very compassionate.

Don’t miss this.

Marvin’s Room
Actors Co-op, The David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower Street, Hollywood
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm; Sunday Matinees at 2:30 pm
February 18 – March 27, 2022
for tickets ($25-$35), call (323) 462-8460 or visit

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