Produced by Robin Roy and directed by Kevin Fabian, the limited engagement will run through June 28. The cast features Jen Kays, Jan Munroe, Brian Shnipper, Christine Stump, John Szura, Megan Tropea and Kasey Wilson.
The Hiding Place, which is set in New York in the mid-nineties, concerns "Karl – a popular but unsatisfied novelist and Myra, a struggling playwright/waitress new to the city. The two meet and embark upon a letter-writing affair with notes left hidden for each other in a secret spot on a busy street in Manhattan. Eventually letters lead way to a more involved physical affair which, when ended by Karl, is then in turn dramatized by Myra. On a very syncopated opening night, their relationship is made public creating much turmoil for Karl and Myra as well as their circle of friends and fellow artists. Told in a series of flashbacks and fast forwards, The Hiding Place not only satirizes the literary, theatrical and art scene of New York City but also dramatizes the relentless passions and yearnings that lie in the hearts of all artists everywhere."
The Hiding Place was commissioned by South Coast Repertory and played a subsequent engagement at the Atlantic Theatre Company in Manhattan.
Jeff Whitty earned a Tony Award for his book to the 2004 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Avenue Q. Whitty's The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler made its world premiere at South Coast Repertory in California, and he is also the author of Suicide Weather, Balls and The Plank Project. Whitty is currently at work on a musical version of Tales of the City with Jason Moore, Jason Sellards and John Garden.
Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets, priced $20, are available by calling (323) 525-0600, ext. 2 or by visiting www.attictheatre.org/tickets. The Attic Theatre & Film Center is located at 5429 West Washington Boulevard.