Bobby Moresco (An Irish Wake) will direct the work set at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. The play originally opened in New York at the Harold Clurman Theatre in 1991. It was also produced as a film entitled "Drunks" starring a cast that included Sam Rockwell, Faye Dunaway, Richard Lewis, Parker Posey, Dianne Wiest, and Spalding Gray. The new version replaces five original characters with new ones. The cast of Blackout will open with Jason Gedrick (Our Town - 1988 revival, "Boomtown") and Connie Britton ("The West Wing") heading up an ensemble that includes Veronica Alicino, Kristin Andersen-Groh, Janna Bossier, Patrick Brennan, R.D. Call, Jayden Lund, M.J. Karmi, Sylva Kelegian, Sonny Marinelli, Amanda Moresco, Simon Petrie and Hélène Udy.
The show will feature a rotating cast of celebrities including Eileen Brennan (Hello, Dolly!, Little Mary Sunshine), Josh Hopkins (Picnic, "Ally McBeal"), Carol Kane (The Guys, "Taxi" ), Dan Lauria (The Guys, "The Wonder Years"), Dan Grimaldi (Six Goumbas and a Wannabe, "The Sopranos"), Barry Primus (The Changeling, Teibele and Her Demon), Sarah Silverman (Jesus Is Magic, "Saturday Night Live"), Leo Rossi ("One-Eyed King") and more to be announced.
For tickets to Blackout at the McCadden Place Theatre, 1157 McCadden Place in Hollywood, CA, call (323) 281-1619. For more information, visit www.swimmingbird.net.