Gary Young's Interruptions: A Life, a Death, Pizza, Dancing and Murphy's Law will have its West Coast premiere on Thursday, July 13 at the Stella Adler Theatre. Marcia Rodd directs.
Young's play, which was originally produced at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, takes a comic look at the plight of a recent windower who is having difficulties dealing with the recent death of his wife. Into the picture come a loony pizza salesman and his amorous-minded sister-in-law. Further attempts to advance the hero's road to recovery are made at a weekly support group inhabited by several raffish and eccentric characters.
Young's play was inspired by his own trauma in trying to cope with the death of his first wife. "Although the humor may be slightly politically incorrect, the problems are accurate and the ideas universal, even if, in this case, the 'fix' is more than a little unorthodox,'" said the playwright.
The double-cast Interruptions includes such actors as Young, David Lindstedt, Jennifer Parsons, Amy Benedict, Adam Gregort, Karen Michel, Kathleen McMartin, Joe Garcia, Gabe Cohen, Faith Salie, Jeanne Phillips, April Audea, Dorothy Sinclair.
Stella Adler Theatre is located at 6773 Hollywood Blvd. For tickets and information call (323) 655- TKTS. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent