Performances began October 23 at the Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles for the world premiere of Vicuña by Other Desert Cities playwright Jon Robin Baitz. The politically-charged satire follows a real estate Tycoon and reality TV star who wants to be President, and the renowned tailor who must serve him—it is billed as “a timely take on our rollicking political scene“ from the Pulitzer finalist.
Directed by Robert Egan, Vicuña plays through November 20, with an official opening night set for October 30. The cast is made up of Linda Gehringer, Brian George, Harry Groener, Ramiz Monsef, and Samantha Sloyan.
Here is how CTG bills the world-premiere play: “A tailor to the wealthy, powerful, and famous struggles to serve a very unusual client: a blustering real estate tycoon and reality TV star who—to everyone’s surprise—becomes a major party’s nominee for President. As the election spins out of control, the tailor and his apprentice are forced to examine their roles as confidants and image-makers for the candidate…and whether the right suit has the power to clinch the presidency.”
Vicuña features scenic design by Kevin Depinet, costume design by Laura Bauer, lighting design by Tom Ontiveros and original music and sound design by Karl Fredrik Lundeberg. Casting is by Meg Fister and the production stage manager is Brooke Baldwin.
For tickets and more information visit centertheatregroup.org.