Johanna Day, Sharon Lawrence, Reg Rogers, Christopher Evan Welch Exhibit Poor Behavior, Starting Sept. 7

News   Johanna Day, Sharon Lawrence, Reg Rogers, Christopher Evan Welch Exhibit Poor Behavior, Starting Sept. 7
 
The world premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Poor Behavior begins previews Sept. 7 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum with an official opening Sept. 18.

Johanna Day
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The production reunites Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebeck with director Doug Hughes, who previously collaborated in 2007 on Rebeck's Broadway debut, Mauritius. Performances will continue through Oct. 16.

The cast features Johanna Day, Sharon Lawrence, Reg Rogers and Christopher Evan Welch.

In Poor Behavior, Taper notes state, a "drunken late night argument about morality, history and ethics careens out of control, leaving two marriages and four lives in its wake. Over the course of two demented days in a lovely country house, this dark adult comedy asks the question: Is it adultery if they already think you've done it?"

The new work is presented at the Taper by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn and features set design by Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Ben Stanton and sound design by Obie Award winner David Van Tieghem. The production stage manager is Barclay Stiff.

Prolific screenwriter, novelist and playwright, Rebeck's work includes The Scene, Omnium Gatherum (co-writer), Our House, The Understudy, The Water's Edge, Spike Heels and more. Her new play, Seminar, will get its world premiere on Broadway in the fall, starring Alan Rickman. She also created the new TV series "Smash," to premiere in early 2012 on NBC. The Emmy Award winner has also written for TV's "LA Law," "Law and Order," "Criminal Intent," "NYPD Blue" and "Brooklyn Bridge."

Tickets and information are available at CenterTheatreGroup.org or the Center Theatre Group box office located at the Ahmanson Theatre, or by calling (213) 628-2772.

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