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Arts Barns Presents “My Favorite Year”

The Damascus Theatre Company’s production of “My Favorite Year” premieres at the Arts Barn on June 7. The show will run from June 7 through June 23 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Admission is $18, $16 for Gaithersburg residents. Call 301.258.6394 to purchase tickets or purchase online through RecXpress.

“My Favorite Year” is based on the motion picture of the same name courtesy of Turner Entertainment Company. It is 1954 and Benjy Stone, a freshman writer on TV’s King Kaiser Comedy Cavalcade, is assigned the daunting task of babysitting veteran Hollywood swashbuckler Alan Swann while he’s doing a live guest appearance on the show. The effort to keep the reckless Swann off the booze and out of the papers during rehearsal week nearly drives Benjy to the brink. But when he’s given an unexpected glimpse into Swann’s broken heart, Benjy begins to discover a thing or two about life and love.

Story by Dennis Palumbo
Screenplay by Norman Steinberg and Dennis Palumbo
Directed by Rachelle A. Horn
Produced by Eli Swink and Matt Kopp
Music Direction by KeithTittermary
Choreography by Megan May


Ivan Carlo Grip/Ensemble
Nick Cox Stage Manager/Ensemble
Julia Donato K.C. Downing
David Fialkoff King Kaiser
Julia Fiedler Coffee Girl/Ensemble
Kristina Friedgen Bell May Steinberg Carroca
Ed Higgins Alan Swann
Adam Judge Rookie Carroca
Julia Junghans Tess
Sam Kelvie Aunt Sadie/Opera Diva/Ensemble
Matt Kopp Sy Benson
Nicki Mazza Daisy/Ensemble
Gabe Potter Benjy Stone
Bruce Rosenberg Leo Silver/Uncle Morty
Lee Rosenthal Alice Miller
Matthew Rosenthal Ensemble
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