Playhouse executive director Richard Stein directs the work featuring Claudia Christian and Kip Gilman. Official opening is April 3.
What the Night is For finds a married woman meeting up with a former lover at a hotel. The drama debuted in London in November 2002 with Gillian Anderson ("X-Files") and Roger Allam starring under the direction of John Caird.
Weller has written the plays Moonchildren, Loose Ends, Buying Time and Spoils of War (later adapted for television). He has also written the films "Hair," "Ragtime" (directed by Milos Forman), "Lost Angels" and for the TV series "Once and Again."
Christian has been seen in "The Hidden," "Clean and Sober," "Hexed," "The Chase," "Never On Tuesday," "Half Past Dead," "True Rights" and "The Failures." Gilman has appeared in such films as "Nights in White Satin," "Bedroom Eyes," "Scavengers," "Take My Advice," "The Karen Carpenter Story," "Prescription Murder," "Portrait of a Showgirl" and "Uncommon Love."
Director Stein's directing credits include Pulitzer Prize finalist Jon Marans' Old Wicked Songs, the world premiere of Marans’ Jumping for Joy, the west coast premiere of Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things, Arthur Miller's The Price, and Richard Dresser's Gun-Shy. For tickets to What the Night is For, at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach, CA, call (949) 497-2787. For more information, visit www.LagunaPlayhouse.com.