The Bells of West 87th

Almost 40, and still single, amateur poet Molly Fein shares an apartment with overbearing mother Ida, next door to aspiring magician father Eli. Molly grudgingly manages the building they own, but plans to escape. When a dysfunctional family dinner goes awry, Molly reassesses how her night school boyfriend will fit into her future, and what it is that she really wants.

Taylor Gilbert & Sam Anderson
present the 2012 Summer Playwrights Festival

The Bells of West 87th

Written by
Elin Hampton


Directed by
Richard Pierce


Juliet Landau*, Chet Grissom*, Annie Abbott*, Kiren Van Den Blink*, Arnold Weiss*
Monday August 6th at 8pm in the Theater


About the Playwright

Elin Hampton A native New Yorker, Elin is thrilled to bring her big apple based play to the ROAD THEATRE COMPANY, after having enjoyed three successful readings as part of InterActivity in the spring. For television, she produced and/or wrote “Mad About You,” “Baby Bob,” “Dream On,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The Jackie Thomas Show,” “Rugrats,” “The Wild Thornberries,” “The Gregory Hines Show,” “Life’s Work,” “House of Buggin’ “ “Pinky and the Brain” and “My Kind of Town,” some of which were popular in the US and some of which she has been told are popular in small countries around the world. Her musical, (with composer Gerald Sternbach) currently entitled Who’s Your Mommy?.. amother musical, is in Off-Broadway development at NYC’s York Theatre. She wrote the libretto to a real live opera: Princess Javasu, (composer Mitch Glickman) which had its first presentation in April at UCLA. She is married to writer, David Fury, and is the gloating mother of three thriving tall teenagers.


* denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association


This project is supported, in part, by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs and also supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.