LOS ANGELES -- John Osborne's modern classic, Look Back in Anger, will open Friday, April 3, at Gardner Stages under Amanda Aschinger's direction.
Regarded as the play that defined the term "angry young man," Look Back in Anger tells the story of Jimmy Porter, a highly intelligent working-class antihero, as he struggles to make sense of his life and marriage in a rigidly class-conscious British society.
Porter will be played by Oleg Passer, the grandson of renowned Russian acting teacher Pyoter Lvovich Slonim of the Kharkov Youth Theatre.
Director Aschinger previously assisted Israel Horovitz at Off-Broadway's WPA Theatre and has directed productions of Laughing Wild, A Marriage Proposal and Uncommon Women. Look Back in Anger marks her first Los Angeles production.
Performances are Fri.-Sat. at 8 PM and Sun. at 2 PM and 7 PM through May 10 at Gardner Stages, 1501 N. Gardner St. in W. Hollywood. For tickets, $15, call (310) 712-1609. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent