LOS ANGELES -- Visions and Lovers: Variations on a Theme, two one-act plays revolving around the turbulence encountered by couples in love, opens Feb. 7 at L.A.'s Skylight Theatre. Jenna Elfman (TV's "Dharma and Greg") and Miguel Ferrer ("Lateline") star in the show, which recently pushed back its opening from Feb. 6 to the 7th. Previews began Jan. 22. Written and directed by Milton Katselas, one of Los Angeles' leading directors and acting coaches, Visions and Lovers has a cast headlined by Elfman and Ferrer in one play with Suzzanne Douglas and Richard Lawson in the other.
"A dramatic portrait of the passions, upheavals and betrayals that seem to encompass all relationships, the plays present an intimate and extraordinarily honest look at the emotional fabric that can both bind and tear apart two people in love," said a company spokesperson.
Douglas presently stars opposite Robert Townsend in WB's sitcom "The Parent Hood." Lawson was seen this year in the film "How Stella Got Her Groove Back." Due to the actors' schedules, an alternate cast has also been announced -- Isa Totah, Phina Oruche, James Wilder and Angelle Brooks -- to fill in at some performances.
Katselas was nominated for a Tony Award for his direction of Butterflies Are Free. He won L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards for his direction of Streamers, Romeo and Juliet and The Seagull.
The Skylight is at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont in Los Feliz. Call (310) 659- 4169. -- By Robert Simonson and Willard Manus