Goldfish, Tale of Young Love and Parental Obstacles, Premieres in CA March 15

News   Goldfish, Tale of Young Love and Parental Obstacles, Premieres in CA March 15
The world-premiere production of John Kolvenbach's Goldfish, a drama about college kids who fall in love, begins March 15 toward a March 20 opening at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, CA.
Goldfish stars Kate Rylie and Tasso Feldman.
Goldfish stars Kate Rylie and Tasso Feldman. Photo by Henry DiRocco

Directed by Loretta Greco, the troupe includes Tasso Feldman, Joan McMurtrey, Conor O'Farrell and Kate Rylie. Commissioned by SCR, Goldfish will run to April 5 on the Julianne Argyros Stage. According to SCR, "Goldfish tells the tale of two off-beat college students who fall surprisingly in love. Lucy [Rylie] is loquacious. Albert [Feldman] is solitary. But Lucy persists, and to his amazement, sweeps him off his feet. Then problems develop: namely, her mother and his father. Dealing with eccentric parents stretches the power of love to its limits and sends Albert and Lucy on an imaginative search for a happy ending."

Kolvenbach is the author of Love Song, on an average day, Gizmo Love, Fabuloso and most recently, Mrs. Whitney. Love Song premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company directed by Austin Pendelton and went on to the West End, where it was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. The London production was directed by John Crowley, with Neve Campbell, Cillian Murphy, Kristen Johnston and Michael McKean. on an average day ran at the Comedy Theatre on the West End in 2002, with Woody Harrelson and Kyle MacLachlan, also directed by John Crowley.

Greco returns to SCR, where she directed the staged reading of Goldfish at last year's Pacific Playwrights Festival, and previously Nilo Cruz's Two Sisters and a Piano. She is the newly appointed artistic director of the Magic Theatre in San Francisco.

The creative team includes Myung Hee Cho (set design), Alex Jaeger (costume design), Lonnie Rafael Alcaraz (lighting design), Michael Hooker (sound design), John Glore (dramaturg) and Julie Haber (stage manager).

Tickets to Goldfish may be purchased online at, by phone at (714) 708-5555 or in person at the SCR box office.

Conor O'Farrell and Tasso Feldman in <i>Goldfish</i>.
Conor O'Farrell and Tasso Feldman in Goldfish. Photo by courtesy of SCR
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