Mimi Kennedy ("Dharma and Greg"), John Glover (Love! Valour! Compassion!), Anthony Michael Hall (The Exonerated, "Edward Scissorhands") and Charlayne Woodard (In Real Life) will also appear for the Los Angeles performances at 8 PM. The provocative Kushner work has been presented at numerous benefits and was recently read at an Aug. 2 event with John Cameron Mitchell as the First Lady with Patricia Clarkson and Kristen Johnston also taking part. Kushner — who was in attendance — had also penned a scene for the unfinished work which Kushner said would hopefully be "outdated" very soon.
Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Unhappy explores the issues of "political morality and moral relativity," according to a release. In the work, Laura Bush reads Dostoevsky to the pajama-clad ghosts of Iraqi children. References to Dick Cheney, Karl Rove and other Bush administration notables fill the work.
For tickets to Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Unhappy at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre, 1615 N. Vine in Hollywood, CA, call (323) 960-4410 or visit www.plays411.com.