The play, which will run through July 25, is the first new play from Shores (Southern Baptist Sissies, Sordid Lives) in seven years. Shores will direct a cast that includes David Cowgill, Susan Leslie, Luke McClure, Kristen McCullough, Matthew Scott Montgomery and Evie Louise Thompson.
Yellow, according to press notes, "chronicles a year in the life of what seems to be the perfect family in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Bobby Westmoreland is a high school football coach, and his wife Kate is a respected therapist. They have two ambitious children in high school; their son Dayne is the golden child and football star while their daughter Gracie is an aspiring actress who feels misunderstood at all times. Gracie's best friend is a young gay boy, Kendall, who shares her affinity for the theatre, which puts him at odds with his abusive, fundamentalist mother, Sister Timothea.
"As the play opens, all seems right in the Westmoreland household. Dayne prepares for the start of football season, and Gracie and Kendall audition to join the cast of the high school production of Oklahoma!. Everything quickly begins to fall apart when an unexpected tragedy rocks the solid foundation of the Westmoreland family to the breaking point."
The show's creative team will include set designer Robert Steinberg and lighting designer Kathi O'Donohue. Shores and Jason Dottley will produce the play with Louise Beard and Emerson Collins.
Yellow will run on a Friday-Sunday performance schedule, with additional preview performances Wednesday, June 2 at 8 PM and Thursday, June 3 at 8 PM. The Coast Playhouse is located at 8325 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. Tickets are $25 for previews and $34.99 for regular performances, and are available by calling (800) 595-4849 or visiting yellowbydelshores.org.