According to a box office spokesperson, "lack of audience" has caused the early snuffing of At the End of the Line, a drama by David H. Vowell. The show, which opened July 22, was to have run through Aug. 26 but instead closes Aug. 6.
At the End is set in 1974 and deals with a Viet Nam vet just returned home after suffering a terrible war wound. One day he encounters a lover from his pre-war days and discovers she has given birth to his son, only to give him up for adoption. The vet becomes obsessed with finding the boy, insisting on asserting his rights as the biological father, even though the boy has been adopted by loving parents.
Directed by Norman Cohen, the cast includes Robert DellaCerra, Christine Sloane, Margaret Muse, Tom Druilhet, Seemah Wilder and Francine Russell.
Vowell has described his play as "a love story about a forgotten affair, a lost child, and the yearning for what could have been."
Earlier this year, Vowell and Cohen collaborated on Acts of Passion, which was a Los Angeles Times Critic's Choice. Two Roads Theatre is located at 4348 Tujunga Ave. in Studio City. For tickets and information call (818) 762-7488. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent
and David Lefkowitz