Al Pacino-Judith Light Tennessee Williams Play Sets West Coast Dates

News   Al Pacino-Judith Light Tennessee Williams Play Sets West Coast Dates Dotson Rader's play God Looked Away is being groomed for a future Broadway life.
Al Pacino and Tennessee Williams
Al Pacino and Tennessee Williams Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The Pasadena Playhouse will host the developmental, world-premiere engagement of Dotson Rader's play God Looked Away, which stars Al Pacino as the late Cat on a Hot Tin Roof playwright Tennessee Williams.

The play is being developed for Broadway, adapted from Rader’s 1985 Williams biography. Producer Eric Falkenstein is attached.

Robert Allan Ackerman will direct the six-week engagement that begins February 8, 2017, for a run through March 19. God Looked Away is the first play in the Playhouse’s new works program, Playworks.

Here’s how it’s billed: “God Looked Away is an eye-opening glimpse into a turbulent period in the life and career of one of America’s most mysterious, iconic artists: playwright-screenwriter-novelist Tennessee Williams.”

Pacino (Scent of a Woman) stars as Tennessee Williams with Light (Transparent) as Williams’ close friend Estelle, and Miles Gaston Villanueva (The Young and the Restless) as Baby. Rounding out the cast are Garrett Clayton (Hairspray Live!) as Luke, Andrew Dits (Telenovela) as Zach, Matt Gottlieb as Peter, and Takuma Anzai (Community) as Bellboy. Also in the cast are Alexa Hamilton, Kevin Bailey, and Eddy Rioseco.

The creative staff includes Tim Goodchild (set design), Lap Chi Chu (lighting design), Dona Granata (costume design), and Joseph “Sloe” Slawinski (sound design). Casting is by Michael Donovan Casting.

Tickets are now on sale. Visit PasadenaPlayhouse.org.

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