The Lady with All the Answers at Sierra Madre Playhouse

On Monday, November 27

Published : Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | 2:28 PM

Sierra Madre Playhouse continues its series of free monthly staged readings of American plays with The Lady With All the Answers by David Rambo, directed by Cate Caplin.

“Dear Ann Landers”… For decades, renowned advice columnist Ann Landers answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused couples and a multitude of others in need of advice. No topic was off-limits, including nude housekeeping, sex in a motorcycle helmet, the proper way to hang toilet paper, sibling rivalries, addiction, religion and wandering spouses. Landers regaled her readers with direct, insightful and often humorously honest responses. Late on a 1975 night in Landers’ Chicago apartment, an ironic twist of events confronts her with a looming deadline for a column dealing with a new kind of heartbreak: her own. As she shares her struggles to complete the column with us, we learn as much about ourselves as we do about the wise, funny, no-nonsense woman whose daily dialogue with America helped shape the social and sexual landscapes of the last half-century.

David Rambo’s other plays include Ice-Breaker, Back Story, Spin Cycle and God’s Man in Texas (which was previously produced by Sierra Madre Playhouse). He has also written extensively for television, including Empire, V, Revolution, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Cate Caplin directs. She has directed, produced and choreographed over 200 productions locally and internationally. At Sierra Madre Playhouse, she directed Putting It Together and contributed choreography for The Glass Menagerie.

This will be a one-woman play, featuring an extraordinary performer familiar to our Playhouse audience.

Monday, November 27, 2017 at Seven P.M. At Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. This is just east of Pasadena. There is ample free parking behind the Playhouse. Admission: Free. Donations accepted. Reservations are not necessary. Phone: (626) 355-4318. Website:





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