Oscar winner Milton Justice (the 1987 documentary, "Down and Out in America") will direct the U.S. premiere of The Day I Stood Still by My Night With Reg playwright Kevin Elyot, playing Jan. 11-Feb. 17 at Los Angeles' Elephant Theatre.
Set in the Sixties and in the 1980's, The Day I Stood Still chronicles the lives of Horace, Jerry and Judy, three teenagers who grew up out of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll into damaged adults. At the age of 17, Horace confessed his love for Jerry and felt painfully rejected by his best friend. Jerry dies in his middle-age and Jimi, Jerry's son from his marriage to Judy, shows up on Horace's doorstep, dealing with his own issues of sexuality.
Elyot won an Olivier Award for 1994's My Night With Reg. Both The Day I Stood Still and Mouth to Mouth were nominated for the Evening Standard Best Play Award.
Currently a film producer, Justice's past theatrical credits include the Broadway premiere of Tennessee Williams' Vieux Carre and regional productions of A Long Day's Journey Into Night, Waiting for Godot, Entertaining Mr. Sloane and the premiere of Jack Heifner's Heartbreak.
The Day I Stood Still features Timothy McNeil, Rick Peters, Sean Baker, Chris Carmack, Susan Vinciotti, Damien Mastroprimiano, Meredith Ucello and Matthew Stravitz. Tickets are $20. The Elephant Theatre is located at 6322 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood. For reservations, call (310) 289-2999.
— By Christine Ehren