Directed by Michael Traynor, the tale of two struggling 23-year-olds will star Carlos Cabal, Terri Lynn Harris, Ana Kelly, Kevin Kelly and Danette Sigut. Stuck will begin previews Jan. 12, 2006, with an official opening set for Jan. 13. The limited engagement will run through Feb. 5.
The creative team for Stuck comprises Sara Huddleston (set and sound design) and Max Pierson (lighting design).
Stuck, according to press notes, concerns the lives of "Lula and Margaritah, best friends since they were five years old. They work at a video store during the day and hang out in the car at night minding Margaritah's baby and wishing they could get out of Middletown. Stifled by their environment, the fulfillment the girls once found in each other is waning. Margaritah falls in love with a right-wing Argentine businessman whose political agenda is a mystery to her. Lula hits the bars and ends up in bed with the father of one of her old school chums. The girls' love affairs end in despair, and each girl is inspired to change no matter the consequences. The play's inevitable horrific climax comes because these young women cannot imagine how to attain a reality beyond the one in which they already live."
Playwright Jessica Goldberg has also penned Refuge and The Hollywood Theory. A graduate of NYU's Dramatic Writing Program and The Juilliard School, her new play, Good Thing, will soon be seen in New York, produced by The New Group and directed by Jo Bonney.
The Meta Theatre is located at 7801 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, CA. Tickets, priced $15, are available by calling (323) 445-6632. For more information visit www.metatheatre.org.