Grove Theater Center History

As our site undergoes a major renovation, this page is an ongoing effort. Check back frequently to see new entries of past shows. But please do excuse us if it takes awhile — afterall, we’ve been producing great theater since 1994!

To view more about each of the shows below, cursor over the photo and click on the link icon. This will give you the rest of the text including the full cast list as well as more images of each show (the images will cycle through on their own, or you can use the previous and next buttons which appear on the photos when you cursor over them — not to be confused with the previous and next menu above each photo which will take you from show to show).

The Adding Machine

GO! LA Weekly
“Welcome to the cheerless world of Mr. Zero (a fine turn by David Allen Jones), a numbers-crunching office drone, 35 years on the same job (“Never missed a day!”), whose home life is equally depressing because of his incessantly badgering wife (Karen Kalensky). Things get much […]

Eternal Equinox (NYC)

“Engrossing… A tense triangle of attraction and jealousy”     -The New York Times

“A fascinating journey… a sterling cast . . .Sachs’ script holds our attention and does give us a tantalizing glimpse into that distant world.”     -nytheatre.com

“A delicious look at love, jealousy and commitment…Eternal Equinox takes this triangle, and explores […]

A Christmas Carol

Three amazing actors, two very long scarves, and one glowing candle join forces with the original words as written by Charles Dickens to bring this holiday classic to vibrant new life. You’ll experience “A Christmas Carol” like you never have before in this unique, world premiere adaptation where over […]

Bobby & Matt (NYC)

“Pick of the Week!  As moving as it is funny, complex yet truthful in its simplicity and directed with keen insight by Cochran, the show is an absolute gem . . . writer Kevin Cochran has given us a gay Love Letters. And here’s hoping that it gets produced […]

A Book by its Cover

A great cast of performances by obviously seasoned professionals, a great story and a very intimate setting at the Grove Theater Center makes this a production worth seeing.     -Asiansonfilm

Chua’s script is at times somewhat audacious given the scope of story, travel, and time covered during a scant 85-minute one-act, […]

Bobby & Matt (LA)

The World Premiere of “Bobby & Matt” was at GTC Burbank as a Special Event of the GTC New Play Initiative. The original run was extended three times.

“It’s a great play…engagingly written and strongly acted.…staged simply, but effectively.… Staging actually helps the audience fall deeply into the story…Two actors […]

Eternal Equinox (LA)

Eternal Equinox was produced at GTC Burbank as a production of the GTC New Play Initiative. (Leonard Ogden received an LA Ovation Award nomination for Best Set Design)

“Complex relationships, sexual politics and dynamic performances come together for a great night of theater in Eternal Equinox…The script is clever and […]

12 Angry Men

The Classic American courtroom drama, “Twelve Angry Men,” opened at GTC Burbank for a special two-week run with an ensemble of veteran stage and screen actors with over 354 years of combined professional experience!

“Twelve Angry Men” started as a teleplay by Reginald Rose that aired on Studio One in […]

Dusk

“An issue play with a poetic soul – Recommended! Director Kevin Cochran and his actors make everything seem a consequence of one family’s need to shatter a stifling silence. Macfie makes Marie even-tempered and open-hearted, even as grief presses down with an almost literal weight. It’s a nicely modulated […]