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Alumnus Marshall to direct play in Long Beach

The Found Theatre in Long Beach, Calif., will host a production of “Four Men on a Couch,” by Anne L. Thompson-Scretching, directed by Gary DeWitt Marshall '89, on Monday, Oct. 23.

A pre-show wine and cheese reception with the playwright, director and cast, will begin at 6:30 p.m.; the curtain will be at 7 p.m.

The show follows three friends who are kicked out by their girlfriends on the same night. They seek refuge one by one at the home of a married friend whose wife recently walked out on him as well.

“Four Men on a Couch,” currently running at the Sargent Theatre in New York City, has been called “the funniest comedy you didn’t see,” by Broadway Online.

A reviewer has written, “Follow their foibles, follies and frailties as their lives spin out of control while each of them struggle to come to grips with their own personal demons. You have to laugh to keep from crying.”

“Dark Blue Mondaze: Voices of Diversity in Action,” is a monthly play-reading showcase, debuting Oct. 23, that features top playwrights from across the country, performed by nationally known actors from film, television and stage.

After earning his degree in sociology from Hobart College, Marshall joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Co. in Chicago and has appeared in “Renaissance Man,” a 1994 film directed by Penny Marshall; “In and Out,” a 1997 film directed by Frank Oz, as the voice of Yoda in the Star Wars movies and the voices of several Muppets; and “The Hurricane,” a 1999 film directed by Norman Jewison that told the story of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, a former boxer imprisoned for murder.

Marshall spoke at the Charter Day ceremonies in the spring of 2000.

For details, call the theater at (562) 433-3363 or visit