Mary-Louise Parker Reckless at Second Stage Postponed; Living Out Starts Season

News   Mary-Louise Parker Reckless at Second Stage Postponed; Living Out Starts Season Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre has postponed the previously announced production of Craig Lucas' Reckless — with star Mary-Louise Parker under the direction of Mark Brokaw — to the spring of 2004. The season opener will now be Lisa Loomer's Living Out.

The New York premiere of Living Out will begin previews Sept. 9, according to the Off-Broadway company. The 25th anniversary season will also feature the world premiere of Jonathan Reynolds' Dinner with Demons and the New York City premieres of Charles L. Mee's Wintertime then Reckless.

The Second Stage Reckless was to begin April 1, 2003, as part of the 2002-03 season, but was previously bumped to the top of the 2003-04 due to scheduling conflicts. Now, it's at the tail end of 2003-04.

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Lisa Loomer, author of The Waiting Room and the screenplay "Girl, Interrupted," presents her latest work Living Out, in which a wealthy Los Angeles couple hire a Salvadoran nanny, only to find that she also has a husband and children of her own to handle.

Playwright and New York Times Magazine food writer Jonathan Reynolds will perform his latest work, Dinner With Demons, in which he cooks up anecdotes as well as an entire meal. Reynolds' other plays include Geniuses and Stonewall Jackson's House. Charles L. Mee's comedy Wintertime has already seen stagings at the La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle's ACT, Minneapolis' Guthrie Lab and New Haven's Long Wharf. The new work from the author of First Love, True Love and Big Love finally makes its way to New York via Second Stage. In the comedy, a man is about to propose at a secluded snowbound house when he finds that his mother and her lover already occupy the cabin. As if that was not enough, the father shows up with his boyfriend.

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