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Bob Randall’s romantic comedy “6 Rms Riv Vu” on stage at Sierra Madre Playhouse

“6 Rms Riv Vu” A romantic comedy.

Bob Rodriguez.
Gina Long

Bob Randall’s romantic comedy “6 Rms Riv Vu” comes to the Sierra Madre Playhouse stage with an opening night of Friday, August 1, 2014. Directed by Sherrie Lofton and produced by Anisa Hamdan and Christian Lebano the cast includes (in alphabetical order) Lena Bouton, Albert Garnica, Jeremy Guskin, Jill Maglione, Craig McEldowney, Bob Rodriguez, Lynndi Scott and Kristin Towers-Rowles.

“In ‘6 Rms Riv Vu,’ Anne Miller, a full-time mom and homemaker, and Paul Friedman, an advertising executive who would rather be writing his own projects, simultaneously show up to inspect a Manhattan apartment for rent. It has six rooms, a partial view of the Hudson River, and is rent-controlled. In other words, it’s a prime find.” Turns out it is not entirely without flaws, however. A doorknob falls off, trapping the two inside the apartment with unexpected results.

Randall’s (1937-1995) other plays include “The Magic Show” (a vehicle for the late illusionist Doug Henning) and “David’s Mother.” Randall also wrote for and produced the TV series “Kate and Allie.” An actor, he was a regular on the 70s TV series “On Our Own.”

“6 Rms Riv Vu” debuted on Broadway in 1972. As Anne, Jane Alexander was nominated for a lead actress Tony®.

“6 Rms Riv Vu” opens 8 p.m. Friday, August 1 and performs 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday through September 6. Admission is $25, seniors (65+) $22, youth (13-21) $15 and children 12 and under $12. A Gala Opening Night reception (optional) following the August 1 performance at Sierra Brigante Restaurant (across the street) has a $10 additional charge. Complimentary appetizers and wine (for adult patrons) will be served at the Playhouse prior to the August 1 performance. Call (626) 355-4318 or visit www.sierramadreplayhouse.org.

Sierra Madre Playhouse is located at 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre. Ample free parking is available behind the theater.

Talkbacks occur after every Sunday matinee. Check website for details.