Written by JOE KEYES & ROB ELK Directed by JUSTIN TANNER
Pico Playhouse Theater December 4-22nd • For Tickets bobs18.brownpapertickets.com or call 1-800-838-3006
ABOUT THE SHOW

L.A.’s most “hilariously deranged” (Los Angeles Times) seasonal tradition is back for it’s 18th year! Every year, insurance agent Bob Finhead’s whacked out friends and clients stop by his small-town Iowa office for their annual holiday bash. The town mayor, the sheriff, the twin farmers, the stoner, the town floozy and the pastor’s wife have already RSVPed for this year’s event. But Bob has dreams of a bigger life and wants to escape their narrow-minded thinking. Will he be able to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional inventor and move to the big city, or will he come to realize how much he is the heart and soul of the town? Will any of this matter once the party stars, the bickering and fighting begins, and the drinks hit the floor?

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

For nearly two decades, Bob's Office Party has earned a solid cult following with audiences and critics alike!

SNAPSHOTS

The set is a small-town American insurance office that is overly decked out in cheap Christmas decorations and strings of holiday lights. Set designer Gary Guidinger goes all out to allow for the flightiness of the characters to be reflected in the tackiness of the décor. It’s as loud as most of their personalities, and just as fun (Patrick Hurley, Backstage West).

BOB AND ELWIN

Photo:  Ed Krieger

CAROL SINGS

Photo:  Michelle Pedersen

JOE AND BRANDY

Photo:  Roger Nygard

LAVORIS DRINKS

Photo:  Michelle Pedersen

JOE AND MARGIE

Photo:  Ed Krieger

MARTY DUNKS

Photo:  Ed Krieger

MARTY AND BOB

Photo:  Roger Nygard

BOB'S EPIPHANY

Photo:  Roger Nygard

David Bauman

Mayor Roy

Veteran actor David Bauman is on the faculty at
Idyllwild Arts Summer Theater program, where he recently wrote and directed a home
shopping network inspired musical "Sold Out!"

 

Rob Elk

Bob Finhead

In addition to co-creating "Bob's Holiday Office Party", actor, writer, musician Rob Elk recently performed in Penn Jilette's band and has had roles on "Malcolm in the Middle", "Contact" and more.

 

Cody Chappel*

Marty

A five-time "Bob's" veteran, Cody has also enjoyed key roles in several Justin Tanner plays, including "Pot Mom", "Teen Girl", "Oklahomo" and
"Day Drinkers".

 

Mark Fite*

Marty

Mark created the role of Marty, and other original characters for "Clowntown City Limits", "The Rudy Casoni Show", "Wife Swappers", "Girly Magazine Party", and "Klub". He also co-founded the comedy troupe Two Headed Dog.

Liz Davies*

Margie

A member of Evidence Room, Liz Davies' credits include "Margo Veil", "Flow My Tears", "Hard Times", Ken Roht's "He Pounces"  and "saved". Catch Liz online in Justin Tanner's YouTube web series, "Ave 43".

 

 

Melissa Denton*

LaVoris

Melissa's credits include Justin Tanner’s "Day Drinkers", "Procreation", "Wife Swappers" and "Ave 43." She has also performed on TV hits "Anger Management" and "Seinfeld".

Michael Halpin

Elwin Bewe

Michael has appeared in Justin Tanner's "Procreation" and can currently be seen on Tanner's YouTube web series "Ave 43". He's also done films,  commercials and a whole slew of TV shows.

 

 

Andrea Hutchinson*

Margie

Last seen in Buzzworks Theater Company's "Munched" (LA Weekly and LA Drama Critics Circle Awards), Andrea has also appeared on TV's "Close to Home", "ER", and "Parks and Recreation".

Joe Keyes

Sherriff Joe

Actor, writer, comic Joe Keyes can be seen as Hoover's brother in the movie "J. Edgar". TV credits include "Roseanne" and "Sons of Anarchy". He was recently nominated for an LA Ovation Award for his play,
"Big Baby".

 

 

Johanna McKay*

LaDonna

Steppenwolf alum Johanna McKay has appeared in
"Bad Seed" and "Come Back Little Sheba' for Buzzworks, in Justin Tanner's Ovation-nominated "Teen Girl", and numerous Film/TV roles.

Linda Miller*

LaVoris

Linda has performed at LA's South Coast Rep, The Met Theatre, Sacred Fools and The Coast Playhouse. Film and TV credits include "17 Again", "Grey's Anatomy", and "Carnivale".

Colleen Wainwright

Carol/Brandy

Groundlngs alum Colleen Wainwright currently plays the world's most cheerful whore in Justin Tanner's web series, "Ave 43". She has also acted in many, many TV commercials.

* ALTERNATING CAST MEMBERS

Justin Tanner

Director

Acclaimed LA playwright Justin Tanner has written and directed over twenty world premiere plays including "Pot Mom", "Teen Girl" and "Wife Swappers." His web series "Ave 43" is currently in its sixth season on YouTube.

 

Maile Flanagan*

LaDonna

Emmy Award Winner Maile Flanagan voices the title character in the hit cartoon "Naruto" and has also appeared "Last Man Standing", "500 Days of Summer," "Evan Almighty" and "Rango" .

Insurance agent Bob Finhead (Rob Elk) plays the straight man against small-town cop Sheriff Joe, who gives enough small-town smarm to his alcoholic sheriff just to make him relatable, so we can laugh with him, and sometimes at him. As La Voris and La Donna, Linda Miller and Johanna McKay play off of each other in beautiful harmony.  Together the two women create a loud, drunken, and intolerant ballet of distaste—and it is awfully hysterical (Patrick Hurley, Backstage West).

MEET THE CAST THE
PRODUCTION

Written by Joe Keyes and Rob Elk
Directed by Justin Tanner
Produced by Rob Elk, Joe Keyes, Julian McMahon
and Charlie Loventhal
Starring David Bauman, Cody Chappel, Liz Davies, Melissa Denton, Rob Elk, Mark Fite, Maile Flanagan, Michael Halpin, Andrea Hutchman, Joe Keyes,
Johanna McKay, Linda Miller and Colleen Wainwright

MAP & DIRECTIONS

From the San Fernando Valley:

Take the 405 South, to the Pico/Olympic Blvd. exit

Make a left at the end of the off ramp onto Sawtelle.

Turn left onto Pico Blvd, at next light.

Stay on Pico, past Overland and the Westfield Mall, to the corner of Pico and Patricia.

 

From Long Beach:

Take the 405 North to the 10 East. Exit at National/Overland.

Make a right off the ramp and go to Overland.

Turn right on Overland and go north to Pico.

Turn right onto Pico going east for three lights to the corner of
Pico and Patricia.

 

From Downtown:

Take the 10 West. Exit at National/Overland.

Make a right off the ramp and go to Overland.

Turn right on Overland and go north to Pico.

Turn right onto Pico going east for three lights to the corner of
Pico and Patricia.

DIRECTIONS TO PICO PLAYHOUSE

10508 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

(310) 204 4440

CONTACT US

BOB'S TWITTER

Bob will set up his Twitter feed after he recovers from the holidays.

about 1 week ago

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