Marin Hinkle and Mather Zickel Are Couple at Center of May 24 Debut of Extraordinary Chambers in L.A.

News   Marin Hinkle and Mather Zickel Are Couple at Center of May 24 Debut of Extraordinary Chambers in L.A.
 
Extraordinary Chambers, David Wiener's play about a couple's business trip abroad, begins its world-premiere engagement at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles May 24. Marin Hinkle, Mather Zickel, Greg Watanabe, Francois Chau and Kimiko Gelman star.

Greg Watanabe
Greg Watanabe Photo by Michael Lamont

The drama about "the consequences of one couple's seemingly innocuous business trip to Cambodia" features Hinkle ("Two and a Half Men") and Mather Zickel ("Rachel Getting Married") as the couple. Opening is June 1 opening at Geffen's intimate Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater.

Pam MacKinnon (At Home at the Zoo, Steppenwolf's Broadway-bound Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs.

Watanabe plays Sopoan, "the couple's guide through the unfamiliar territory." Chau ("Lost") and Gelman play the roles "of a high-powered Cambodian businessman and his wife," respectively. According to Geffen, "As business deals unravel and personal negotiations brim with political consequences, the couple must decide if the salvation of one life is worth sacrificing the justice of many."

Extraordinary Chambers was workshopped as part of South Coast Repertory Pacific Playwrights Festival in 2009; there was a subsequent reading as part of the Ojai Playwrights Conference in August of that year.

Performances play to July 3. The production team includes set designer Myung Hee Cho, costume designer Alex Jaeger, lighting designer Lap Chi Chu, sound designer Vincent Olivieri, production stage manager Young Ji.

For more information, call (310) 208-5454 or visit www.geffenplayhouse.com.

Mather Zickel and Marin Hinkle
Mather Zickel and Marin Hinkle Photo by Michael Lamont
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