Actress-playwright Jessie McCormack brings her Spine to Los Angeles for the comedy's debut in the City of Angels Sept. 13-Oct. 21. Opening Sept. 16 at the Coast Playhouse, Spine features McCormack and Aliza Waksal.
Julie and Gwynn, the women at the center of Spine, have a mutual problem. They are the products of wealthy daddies and, having been given everything in life, they must retreat to "therapy camp" to deal with feelings of guilt and insecurity.
McCormack plays Julie and Waksal, Gwynn, the roles they created Off Broadway. McCormack is also the author of Salad Days and Memoirs of a Forgotten Legend. Waksal has performed with New York City's Classic Stage Company, Expanded Arts and the Fringe Festival.
Craig Carlisle directs. Carlisle recently helmed Joe Fearless (A Fan Dance) for the Atlantic Theatre. Also a playwright, his Bob Funk was nominated for the 1999 Ovation Award for Best Writing of a World Premiere of a Play.
Designing Spine are Michael Brown (sets and lighting) and Rebecca Wimmer (costumes). Keith "Wild Child" Middleton, a former Stomp cast member, created the original score. Tickets are $20. The Coast Playhouse is located at 8325 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. For reservations, call (323) 655-TKTS.
— By Christine Ehren