Lately, as well as continuing to make my own short films, I’ve had parts on TV shows and in indie films but my favorite venue is on stage.

Recently I was hired by the Pacific Resident’s Theater here in Venice. Not only do they do terrific work but just as important, they’re around the corner! I can walk to work.

This spring I’m playing two parts in Ionesco’s absurdist comedy, Rhinoceros - a tale for our times. I’m part of a wonderful cast and we have a terrific director to guide us. I couldn’t be happier.


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Mr. Vinegar discovers ants crawling over his body.
(from Mr. Vinegar and the Ants)

Charlie, the widowed owner of the defunct cinema, welcomes hisnew helper.
(from Renovation)

Lyle discovers the money he was promised is missing.
(from In My Father's House)

My Voiceover Reel (click to play)

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My Commercial reel.

A family play, which careens from Chekhovian pathos to French farce, The Grand Irrationality toys with the notion that family is destiny. Like it or not, we cannot escape the imprint of our childhood. But we must come to terms with it in order to grow and move on with our lives.

Reviews for The Grand Irrationality

Highlighting the acting, Elbling is, to borrow a delightful British adjective from the dialogue, stupendous. He creates the heart of a very unsympathetic character, and he displays pristine timing that lets Murray speak naturally without cutting off his scene partners’ lines. Arts in LA Jan 15th

The ensemble keeps it light and canny, particularly Elbling LA Times Jan 17th

 Peter Elbling endears Murray, Guy’s ne’er-do-well father, to the audience with bumbling charm. BackstageJan 13th

Murray (Peter Elbling), Guy and Rose’s father, is snarky and belligerent, exposing the trauma he went through after the death of his alcoholic wife. Daily Bruin Jan 15th

 Bess Meyer is good as French-accented charity activist Vivienne, as is Peter Elbling as Guy’s father Murray. LA Arts Beat Jan 16th

Marcel makes a fine leading man mixing gravitas and confusion with great drollery, while Donovan and Elbling add bite and suspense to their more familiar types. Hollywood Reporter Jan 17th

"Glorious" (below) was a wonderful way to get back on the stage.

Photos are from the play Glorious. (Click to see Review.)

Links to the Spanish version of the original V on which I played the only gay lizard in history. (1:35) (8:23)