Brian d'Arcy James Takes McPherson's Good Thief to L.A. Jan. 23

News   Brian d'Arcy James Takes McPherson's Good Thief to L.A. Jan. 23 2002 Tony Award nominee Brian d'Arcy James returns to the role of the kindly criminal in Conor McPherson's solo drama The Good Thief, playing Los Angeles' Court Theater Jan. 23-Feb. 23.

The Good Thief and star James won a rave review from the New York Times' Ben Brantley during the play's New York original run in 2001. That production, supported by the Keen Company as is the Los Angeles run, also netted James an Obie Award.

The criminal at the center of The Good Thief is on the run with the wife and child of one of his murder victims, hiding out from the boss he betrayed in the quiet Irish countryside. The relaxation doesn't last long, however, before his past catches up with them in a most brutal way.

McPherson won an Olivier Award for The Weir. His other works are This Lime Tree Bower, Dublin Carol and the screenplays, "I Went Down" and "Salt Water," based on This Lime Tree Bower.

d'Arcy James was nominated for the Tony for portraying weasley press agent Sydney Falco in Sweet Smell of Success. He also created roles in the Broadway musical Titanic (Drama League and FANY winner for playing stoker Frederick Barrett), as well as The Wild Party (Drama Desk nomination as Burrs) and Floyd Collins. His play work has included Kenneth Branagh's Public Enemy, Velvet Visc with Janeane Garofalo and Ancestral Voices.

Tickets are $25. The Court Theater is located at 722 North La Cienega in West Hollywood. For reservations, call (323) 655-TKTS.