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Sideways The Play Begins Run At Ruskin Group Theater Today Through July 22:

Sideways The Play opens today with performances every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through July 22 at Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica.

The play is adapted by Rex Pickett from his own novel. It is the story of two friends – Miles and Jack – and their journey across the Santa Ynez wine country, on one last blowout trip before Jack gets married.

Miles and Jack must face their uncertain futures — just as soon as they figure out how to survive their chaotic present.

Previously adapted as a major motion picture, Sideways garnered numerous nominations and awards, including an Academy Award win, two Golden Globe Awards, four NY Film Critics Circle Awards, a SAG Award, six IFP Independent Spirit Awards, and is one of the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Top Ten Films of 2004.

Jonathan Bray (Jack) has appeared with Frank Langella in “The Father” and with Nathan Lane and Sarah Jessica Parker for The Roundabout Theatre’s benefit performance of “Once In A Lifetime.” Most recently he appeared as The Narrator in Craig Wright’s “The Pavilion” and as Valene in “The Lonesome West.”

TV credits include episodes of ABC’s “Man Up” and Showtime’s new comedy “House of Lies.” Jonathan stars in “The Walkaround,” a mockumentary about auto shows, set to premiere at the Indie Spirit Film Festival in 2012.

John Colella (Miles) is a 2012 Indie Soap Award Winner – Best Actor in a Comedy for his Web Series, “Vampire Mob.” Film credits include: “Hotel Noir,” “Girl Walks Into a Bar” (1st Major Motion Picture made exclusively with and for YouTube), “The Chicago 8,” and “The Swear Police” (LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival winner).

He has also been seen on “Criminal Minds,” “Desperate Housewives,” “CSI: NY,” “American Dreams,” “Will & Grace,” “The West Wing,” and “NYPD Blue.” Theatre credits include: Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac, Italian American Reconciliation, Faithful, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), and Lobby Hero.

Ruskin Group Theatre is located at 3000 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, and free parking is available at the theater.

Tickets are $25 ($20 for students, seniors, and guild members) and can be purchased in advance by calling 310.397.3244.

For more information please visit www.ruskingrouptheatre.com.

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