May and (her daughter) Jeannie Berlin direct this evening of three short comedies by herself and Jan Mirochek scheduled to begin previews Oct. 21-Nov. 19 with an opening slated for Oct. 28. Joining Thomas in the cast are Mark Rydell and local favorites Wanda McCaddon, Julia Brothers and Daveed Diggs.
Moving Right Along is comprised of Mirochek's Trotsky Is Dead about a misunderstood playwright and May's George Is Dead about a newly widowed, pampered socialite, and On the Way, which finds a wealthy businessman in an unexpected chat with his chauffeur.
Thomas — of television's "That Girl" and (Jennifer Aniston's mom on) "Friends" — has appeared on the Broadway stage in The Shadow Box, Social Security and Thieves. Other credits include The Vagina Monologues, Six Degrees of Separation, The Exonerated, The Guys and Paper Doll. Thomas also created the "Free To Be...You and Me" TV specials, books and records, which was adapted for the stage at The Drama Dept.
The Magic Theatre's 2006-07 season opens with Sam Shepard's God of Hell (Sept 23-Oct. 22) and continues beyond Moving Right Along with Hot House '07 (Feb. 3-April 7, 2007) — featuring three world premieres in rotating repertory: Pleasure and Pain by Chantal Bilodeau, Rust by Kirsten Greenidge and 'Bot by C. Michèle Kaplan — as well as Claire Chafee's Why We Have A Body (May 19-June 17, 2007).
Tickets to Moving Right Along at the Magic Theatre, Fort Mason Center (Building D) in San Francisco, CA are available by calling (415) 441-8822. For more information, visit the Magic Theatre website at www.magictheatre.org.