COSTA MESA, CA -- David Hare's sociologically-charged romance Skylight begins previews Jan. 26 at South Coast Rep's Second Stage and opens there Jan. 29. The one-month run concludes Feb. 28, 1999.
Lars Carlson, Martin Jarvis and Cindy Katz are the featured performers. The director is Martin Benson, SCR's artistic director.
The design team is John Iacovelli (sets), Candice Cain (costumes) and Paulie Jenkins (lighting). Randall K. Lum is stage manager.
Hare is one of England's best known playwrights. His most recent play, The Blue Room, is currently playing on Broadway starring Nicole Kidman and Iain Glen.
Carlson is making his Second Stage debut. In 1997 he toured with SCR's Educational Touring Production, Rhubarb Jam. Jarvis recently returned from England where he appeared in Shaw's The Doctor's Dilemma at the Almeida Theatre. He played a cameo role last year in the film "Titanic," appearing as Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon.
Katz previously appeared at SCR in Private Lives, The Taming of the Shrew, The Cherry Orchard and The Misanthrope. She spent two years as a company member at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis.
The SCR also announced the cast of its 1999 Educational Touring Production of The Day After Evermore by John Glore, with music by Tim Horrigan.
Elena Fasan, Jason Low, Jared Slater and Hisa Takawuya, who were seen recently at the SCR in A Christmas Carol, are the featured players.
The tour begins Jan. 28, 1999 and continues through May 28, 1999. The 45 minute show is suitable for elementary school children and can be performed in school auditoriums, gyms, all purpose rooms or outside playground areas.
For booking costs and other information, call (714) 708-5577.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent