Girl Dreams of Nutcracker Role in Sugar Plum Fairy at Los Angeles' Geffen, Nov. 11-Dec. 21

News   Girl Dreams of Nutcracker Role in Sugar Plum Fairy at Los Angeles' Geffen, Nov. 11-Dec. 21 Sandra Tsing Loh performs her own holiday-appropriate work Sugar Plum Fairy at Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse, Nov. 11-Dec. 21.

David Schweizer directs the staging which officially opens Nov. 19.

Sugar Plum Fairy is the tale of a young girl who dreams of dancing in the lead role of "The Nutcracker" at her school, but unaware of her limitations, being clumsy and overweight, she ends up in the chorus. The work made its world premiere at Seattle Repertory Theatre in December 2002.

Schweizer, who is set to helm the Second Stage Theatre's Off-Broadway run of Charles L. Mee's comedy Wintertime, makes a return to the Geffen stage having directed Philip Littell's adaptation of Feydeau's He Hunts in spring of 2002. Other credits include Los Angeles stagings of The Waiting Room and Demonology.

Writer-performer Loh has performed in the solo Off-Broadway works Aliens in America and Bad Sex With Bud Kemp. She is an author of four books including "A Year in Van Nuys" and "If You Lived Here You'd be Home by Now."

The Sugar Plum Fairy design team includes David Zinn (scenic and costume), Geoff Korf (lighting) and Stephen Le Grand (sound). For tickets to Sugar Plum Fairy at the Geffen, 10886 Le Conte Avenue in Westwood, CA, call the box office at (310) 208-5454. For more information, visit the Geffen Playhouse website at www.geffenplayhouse.com.