Richard Greenberg's Our Mother's Brief Affair at South Coast Rep
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Kids will be kids -- and adults will too -- in the dark comedy God of Carnage, which finds two sets of high-strung, upscale parents meeting to work things out after their young sons get into a violent playground scrape. But as the evening progresses and the alcohol flows, the couples' behavior deteriorates from stoically civilized to outrageously juvenile as accusations are hurled and secrets are revealed. A hit on Broadway, this sharp-witted play by Yasmina Reza (Art) won the Tony Award in 2009. Two years later, Roman Polanski (Rosemary's Baby) remade it into an acclaimed film starring Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly. Now Michael Serna (True West, Proof) directs a searing new production at Costa Mesa Playhouse. Learn More
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The prolific playwright will be represented on Broadway twice before the Costa Mesa premiere. First up is the much-anticipated revival of Rodgers and Hart’s Pal Joey for which Greenberg has written a new book. Directed by Joe Mantello , the musical begins previews begin on Nov. 14. The New Year begins with the Broadway premiere of The American Plan. Directed by David Grindley (Journey’s End), the production begins previews on Jan. 2, 2009.
South Coast Repertory commissioned and presented the World Premieres of Greenberg’s The Injured Party, __A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, The Violet Hour, Everett Beekin, Hurrah at Last, Night and Her Stars, The Extra Man __and Three Days of Rain (Pulitzer Prize finalist). SCR has also produced his play The Dazzle. Greenberg’s other plays include __Eastern Standard, Jenny Keeps Talking __and The Maderati. A staged reading of __Our Mother’s Brief Affair __was presented at the 2007 Pacific Playwrights Festival. Greenberg received the Tony Award for his play, Take Me Out.
Pam MacKinnon recently directed All the King’s Men (Intiman Theatre), the World Premiere production of Edward Albee’s Occupant (Signature Theatre Company), John Fugelsang’s All The Wrong Reasons (New York Theatre Workshop) and The Four of Us by Itamar Moses (The Old Globe). Her other credits include David Mamet’s __Romance __(Goodman Theatre), Gina Gionfriddo’s After Ashley (Philadelphia Theatre Company) and Bach at Leipzig by Itamar Moses (New York Theatre Workshop). Other productions include the World Premiere of Edward Albee’s __Peter and Jerry __(Hartford Stage Company); Yazmina Reza’s LIFEx3 (Alley Theatre); Victor Lodato’s __Slay the Dragon __(American Conservatory Theater); Edward Albee’s __The Play About the Baby __(Goodman Theatre); Tina Howe’s Water Music (EST); and the U.S. regional (Alley Theatre) and European (Vienna) premieres of Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?