Gordon Davidson directs the new work set to launch The Center Theatre Group's new space Oct. 31 towards a Nov. 7 opening for a run slated through Nov. 28.
Big Love and Wintertime author Mee pens a new tale of love and the wedding day antics of a young couple. Among the welcome and unwelcome guests to the affair set in a mystical forest are the betrothed's families, fairies, clergy and philosophizing gravediggers.
Cruz (Rent national tour) and Cox (Be Aggressive) are featured in a cast that also includes Tony Abatemarco, Jim Anzide, Julian Barnes, Melody Butiu, Mark Capri, Jon David Casey, Harry Dillon, John Fleck, Brian George, Katherine Griffith, Veralyn Jones, Ruth Livier, Leo Marks, Raymond O'Connor, Jason Peck, Dileep Rao, Christine Rose and James Sutorius.
The design team for A Perfect Wedding features Donna Marquet (set), Christal Weatherly (costume), D Martyn Bookwalter (lighting ) and Karl Fredrik Lundeberg (sound) — who also provides original music. David S. Franklin serves as the production stage manager. Yehuda Hyman co-directs and choreography is handled by Christine Kellogg.
The inaugural season at the Kirk Douglas Theatre will also include the world premieres of Jon Robin Baitz's The Paris Letter (Dec. 5-Jan. 2, 2005), Charlayne Woodard's Flight (Jan. 16-Feb. 13, 2005), Doug Cooney and David O's musical The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip (March 5-19, 2005), Nancy Keystone's Apollo - Part 1: Lebensraum (April 3-May 1, 2005) and Chay Yew's A Distant Shore (May 15-June 12, 2005). The new 300-seat Kirk Douglas Theatre joins the Los Angeles-based Center Theatre Group's 745-seat Mark Taper Forum and the 1600- to 2000-seat Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center.
Tickets for A Perfect Wedding at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd. in downtown Culver City, CA, will go on sale Oct. 10 by calling (213) 628-2772. Subscriptions are currently available. For more information, visit the website at http://www.KirkDouglasTheatre.org.