The Specials by Ellen Svaco Doyle

Rebecca is a single mother struggling to get by in a low-wage job while providing for her severely disabled son and a teen-aged daughter. When her older sister brings news that Rebecca’s former ex-con husband has resurfaced, it sets in motion a series of unexpected events that will test everyone’s true nature and brings up these questions: Who do we want to be in this life, and are we capable of much more than we think?

Meet your Playwright:  

Ellen Svaco Doyle has been a copywriter, an animation writer and a television writer. This is her first play and she is thrilled to have been included in The Road Theater Summer Playwright’s Festival.

Meet your Director:  

ANN HEARN has been a Road Theatre Member since 2015 and served on the Artistic Board.  Directing credits include assistant director for The Road’s production of The Other Place, several readings for The Road’s The Word series and Road Festival productions of The Night We Bombed Lincoln Towing and The Gift;  and productions in association with Theatre 40: Holy Days, Driving Miss Daisy, Another Part of the Forest, The Color of Rose and Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks.  Acting credits in Los Angeles theater: South Coast Repertory, LATC, Theatre 40, Missing Piece Theater, Taper Too, CAST Theater.  Film: Strange Nature (upcoming), Lorenzo’s Oil, The Accused, and My Father the Hero.  Television: The Dollmaker, ER, Designing Women, Evening Shade, and Rizzoli & Isles.


Rebecca…Amy Tolsky (AEA)

Reese…Justin H. Min

Artur…Allan Wasserman (AEA)

Tess…Isabella Gomez

Jamie…Jon Seyster

Diane…Stephanie Erb (AEA)

Tony…Leandro Cano (AEA)

Stage Directions…Zoë Kim

Wednesday, August 2nd 8:00 pm

The Road on Lankershim

(5108 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601)


Ticketing Information:

No reservations or advance tickets.

Admission is a $15 suggested donation.

Or buy a festival pass for a $50 suggested donation!


#SPF8 @Roadplayfest  @Roadtheatre