Buyer & Cellar

By Jonathan Tolins
Mar 17, 2016 to Apr 10, 2016

A struggling actor in L.A. takes a job working in a megastar’s Malibu basement (which is fitted out as an old-time shopping street). When the Lady herself comes down to play, it feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? An outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Rated PG-13 for language.

Atkins delivers an outstanding performance in this 90-minute, one-act show directed by Stage West executive producer Dana Schultes.

Punch Shaw, Star-Telegram

Performance Schedule: 

Buyer & Cellar runs
March 17 through April 10
Thursdays 7:30
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00
Sundays 3:00


Alex More - Doug Atkins*

* Member, Actors Equity Association

Production Staff: 

Director - Dana Schultes
Production Stage Manager - Peggy Kruger-O'Brien*
Technical Director - Nate Davis
Set Design - Jim Covault
Lighting Design - Nate Davis
Costume Design - Dana Schultes and Jessica Pettit
Sound Design - Jake Buchanan
Props - Lynn Lovett
Assistant Stage Manager - Jessica Pettit
Assistant Director/Dramaturg - Katreeva Phillips

About the Author: 

Jonathan Tolins is the author of Buyer & Cellar, which was named “Best Unique Theatrical Experience” by the Off-Broadway Alliance when it premiered at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. Other plays include The Twilight Of The Golds (Broadway, Booth Theatre), If Memory Serves (Promenade), The Last Sunday In June (Rattlestick, Century Center), and Secrets Of The Trade (Primary Stages). A collection of his plays has been published by Grove/Atlantic. His film work includes "The Twilight of the Golds" and "Martian Child." For television, he was a writer for "Queer as Folk," the Academy Awards, the Tony Awards, and "Partners." He was the author of "Pushkin 200: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall," acted as script consultant on "Walking with Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular," and co-wrote "The Divine Millennium Tour" and "The Showgirl Must Go On for Bette Midler." He has written articles for Opera News, Opera Monthly, TheaterWeek, Time Magazine, and the Huffington Post, and is a panelist on the Metropolitan Opera Radio Quiz. He lives in Fairfield, Connecticut with his husband, the writer and director Robert Cary, and their children, Selina and Henry. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Writers Guild of America.