FOREVER HOUSE, World Premiere - Skylight Theatre CompanyFOREVER HOUSE

An OUTrageous comedy with foreboding!

by Tony Abatemarco
directed by Elizabeth Swain

A first mortgage, curb appeal, social respectability...
What could possibly go wrong?

A dark comedy in two acts about love, gay marriage, and the improbable, unpredictable implications of acquiring real estate. 

Running time: 2 hours 5 mins with intermission
January 15 - March 13, 2016. Opening January 23.

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FOREVER HOUSESynopsis: What could possibly go wrong for this thirty-something gay couple?
Jack and Ben are buying their first home, a Forever House. But, from the day they close, a host of unleashed demons invade their lives testing the strength of their bond and bringing new meaning to the limits of square footage.  FOREVER HOUSE is a play about the challenges of commitment.

Jane Petrov assume the roles of Gloria/Francine beginning February 12th

Not recommended for young teens or children

"A MUST SEE!  Most Entertaining, Mind-Opening Place to Spend Your Time.

FOREVER HOUSE will be the play I compare/measure all other plays I see this year. BRAVO to all!" - BroadwayWorld review 

CLEVER and ENTERTAINING. This play is a MUST-SEE for anyone who
enjoys a GOOD LAUGH!"
- Discover Hollywood review 

LAUGHTER and TEARS! What at first feels like a light-hearted comedy, skillfully begins to take hold of the audience while probing universal issues that can make or break a relationship. - LA Splash Magazine review

EXTRAORDINARY cast that is both convincing and affecting. The play is well-worth seeing! - Will Call review 

Alternately FUNNY and HEARTRENDING new play...backed by an adept supporting cast - Frontiers review

EXCELLENT performances. Cleverly written... Part thriller, part comedy, part drama. - Stage Raw review 


Once again Skylight brings some of the best theatre to LA - Forever House

Click to play (0:48)                                The AUDIENCE talks about FOREVER HOUSE


SUNDAY, FEB. 21, 3:00pm - a post performance chat...

First enjoy the play, then join the post-show conversation as a panel of diverse community leaders express their thoughts on the themes of the play and the state of opposing points of view.

Topics we can talk about: 
Sex... A choice or a birthright?  
Marriage... Between a man and a woman or...? Parenting... Only viable if there's a mom and a dad?
Adoption... Who has the right, the resources, the values, and the cash?
Homeownership...  What does it say about any couple's commitment?

Tony Abatemarco, playwright,
Robert Oscar Lopez, author/professor Cal State Northridge
Michelle Shocked, troubadour
Samantha Curley, founder/exec. director - On Level Ground
Abdul Hamid Royal, music director/ minister
Michael Kearns, artist - activist,
Katherine Kearns, filmmaker


FRIDAY, JAN 22, 8:30pm
Performance to Benefit THE TREVOR PROJECT


Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award® winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24