Tom is a writer whose career has hit a slump. To save his home and his marriage, he takes a job as a timeshare salesman. He’s not exactly thrilled: He’s selling a product, after all, that people don’t actually need, to contracts some of his customers can’t comfortably afford. He’s not great at this, at first. He’s distracted by back-stabbing co-workers; and the office hottie, who is determined to seduce him. He needs this job to work, so he applies himself, telling himself over and over again, “I am a professional salesman, I am a professional salesman.”
One day in the firm’s showroom, a disgruntled customer pulls out a gun and starts shooting. It will take all of Tom’s charm and newfound professional selling skills to defuse the situation and get himself, his co-workers and the other customers through this alive. Who will survive?
Steve B. Green is the writer-director of Timeshare. The actor/writer/director/producer/comedian worked for many years with the Gotham City Improv Company in New York.
His cast for Timeshare includes, in alphabetical order, David Datz, Zachary Davidson, Madelyne Heyman, Sarah Klein, Alyssa LeBlanc, Kerr Seth Lordygan, Victoria Yvonne Martinez, Amanda James, Gerard Marzilli, Paul Messinger, Jon Mullich, JC O’Connell, David Pinion, Tony Pauletto, Travis Quale and Marbry Stewart.
Stage manager: Mikaela Runyan. Set design: Marco DeLeon. Lighting design: Yancey Dunham.
Timeshare’s sharp satire of consumerism and capitalism provides plenty of laughs.
TIMESHARE, WORLD PREMIERE ENGAGEMENT OF A NEW DARK COMEDY, OPENS NOVEMBER 6 AT THE ECLECTIC COMPANY THEATRE
WHAT: Timeshare. World Premiere engagement of a new dark comedy.
WHO: Written, directed and produced by Steve B. Green. Co-produced by Rochelle Perry. Presented by The Eclectic Company Theatre.
WHERE: The Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd. (between Chandler and Magnolia), Valley Village, CA 91607.
WHEN: November 6- December 13, 2015. Fri. & Sat. at 8:00, Sun. at 2:00.
The first reviews are in from the Examiner.com!!
“Take the time to see ‘Timeshare’ in Valley Village” says the Tolucan Times!!
“Eclectic Company Theatre’s “Timeshare”: An Evening with which you Will Not Mind Sharing any of Your Own, Whether or Not you Opt for the Nonexistent Flat Screen TV Thereafter!” says The Los Angeles Beat.
“Timeshare” hovers between soft-centered second cousin to “Glengarry Glen Ross” and a particularly twisted “Parks and Recreation” episode in the sardonically drawn archetypes that Tom and company encounter with tensely smiling faces.” David C. Nichols, LA TIMES.