Lewis Black's One Slight Hitch Will Get West Coast Debut; Black to Perform

News   Lewis Black's One Slight Hitch Will Get West Coast Debut; Black to Perform Seattle's A Contemporary Theatre will stage the West Coat premiere of Lewis Black's comedy One Slight Hitch in June.

Joe Grifasi will stage the June 8-July 8 run of the play about a family wedding thrown into turmoil. Comedian-playwright Black will also offer a May 16 fundraiser for ACT, billed as An Evening with Lewis Black, in which he will discuss his career, politics and the production.

The cast includes Kimberley Sustad as the young bride, R. Hamilton Wright and Marianne Owen as her parents and Kirsten Potter as the oft-inebriated older sister.

Also featured will be Katherine Grant-Suttie, Shawn Telford and John Ulman.

According to ACT, "Life in suburban Cincinnati circa 1981 is good for Doc and Delia Coleman on the morning they plan to throw their eldest daughter the lavish wedding they never had, until her ex shows up and begins to wreak glorious havoc on the big day. A zany, door-slamming farce, One Slight Hitch delivers a riotous and strangely romantic ride through the deconstruction of one family's equilibrium."

The production will have scenic design by Robert Dahlstrom, costume design by Susan Hilferty and Cathy Hunt, lighting design by Rick Paulsen and sound design by Brendan Patrick Hogan. Black will also be part of Playbill's Broadway on the High Seas 2 Cruise in December. 

For tickets, visit acttheatre.org. A.C.T. is located at 700 Union Street in Seattle.