Masquers Playhouse presents
by Noël Coward

For more info, contact:
Publicist Tammara Plankers (510) 815-0815 or [email protected]

Having fallen for a glamorous movie starlet, the Earl of Marshwood brings his fiancée to the ancestral home to the absolute horror of his mother and servants. This glittering comedy set in the early 1950's highlights a delightful collision between starry Hollywood and stiff-upper-lip England. In the very best Coward tradition, chaos escalates from one farcical turn to another, spurring delicious dialogue, skilful asides and hilarious repartee.

Relative Values opens March 31st and runs through May 6th.

Director Robert Taylor chose the play after seeing the movie version made in 2000 with Julie Andrews and Colin Firth. “The dialogue and plot got my attention and I began to think it would make a wonderful play. While watching the credits I was surprised and slightly embarrassed to see that it was based on a Noël Coward play. I felt it would be a wonderful piece for the Masquers stage and was thrilled when the theater felt the same way.”

The cast includes Loralee Windsor of El Cerrito, Brian Jones and Linda Ellinwood of Oakland, Marilyn Hughes of Mill Valley, Robert Taylor and Jennifer Carrier of Richmond, Walter Phelps of Vacaville, Simon Patton of Kensington, Emily Cannon-Brown of Berkeley and Kevin Hazelton of San Francisco.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm with Sunday Matinees at 2:30 pm on April 9, 23 and 30. Tickets are $15 and all seats are general admission. Tickets can be purchased on line at or by calling (510) 232-4031. The playhouse is located off of Highway 580 (Richmond Parkway exit) at 105 Park Place, Point Richmond across from the Hotel Mac.

The Masquers will hold a Dinner Benefit performance of "Relative Values”" on Thursday May 4th. Tickets for the benefit performance are $45 and include dinner at the Hotel Mac.



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