Directed by Richard Seer, Life of Riley — Ayckbourn's 74th play — will run in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of The Old Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center April 30-June 5. Opening night is May 5.
In Life of Riley, according to Old Globe, "the playwright looks backwards, forwards and, now and then, sideways with wry comic affection on the lives we lived or might have lived. George Riley's closest friends discover that he has just a few months to live and they each deal with the news in their own very surprising way. George has deeply affected each of their lives, and he is now plotting one last final farewell, which could upset all of their futures."
The creative team includes Robert Morgan (scenic and costume design), Chris Rynne (lighting design), Paul Peterson (sound design), Jan Gist (dialect coach) and Elizabeth Stephens (stage manager).
Ayckbourn's plays include Relatively Speaking, How the Other Half Loves, Absurd Person Singular, Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval, The Norman Conquests, A Small Family Business, Henceforward…, Comic Potential, Things We Do For Love, House & Garden and My Wonderful Day, among others.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park in San Diego, CA.