Megan Mullally of TV's hit comedy "Will & Grace" and Broadway's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying plays an unfaithful woman set to trap her husband in infidelity in He Hunts, adapted from Georges Feydeau farce, Monsieur Chasse!.
He Hunts plays April 9-May 19 with an opening April 17.
Mullally starred as Rosemary opposite Matthew Broderick in the La Jolla Playhouse revival of How to Succeed, which transferred then to Broadway. Other theatrical credits include Grease! with Rosie O'Donnell, and her one-woman show. As Karen Walker on "Will & Grace," Mullally won a 2000 Emmy Award and 2002 Screen Actors Guild Award.
Mullally's He Hunts character, Leontine Duchotel, is convinced her husband's hunting trips are really taken to meet up with his mistresses. So the next time he goes hunting, Leontine takes up with her lover in a secret location — the apartment right door to her husband's, where he has arranged a tryst with his mistress. Feydeau is considered the master of French farce, the best known of which is A Flea in Her Ear.
Maxwell Caulfield (An Inspector Calls, My Night With Reg "Dr. Quinn") plays Mullally's husband, Duchotel. Also in the cast are Paul Ellis (Cop), VJ Foster (Cassecul), Cathy Lind Hayes (Babet), Alan Mandell (Bridois) and Robert Porch (Cop). David Schweizer directs. He won an Obie for Rinde Eckert's opera And God Created Whales. His credits include The Waiting Room and Demonology at the Mark Taper and the solo shows Rave Mom and Bad Sex With Bud Kemp.
The design team features Chris Barreca (sets), David Zinn (costumes), Anne Militello (lighting) and Peter Golub (original music).
Tickets are $28-$46. The Geffen Playhouse is at 10886 Le Conte Avenue in Westwood, CA. The Geffen Playhouse is on the web at http://www.geffenplayhouse.com.
— By Christine Ehren