PHOTO CALL: Charles Busch's Olive and the Bitter Herbs, With Julie Halston and Dan Butler, Meets the Press

News   PHOTO CALL: Charles Busch's Olive and the Bitter Herbs, With Julie Halston and Dan Butler, Meets the Press
 
The cast of the new Charles Busch comedy Olive and the Bitter Herbs greeted the press with a June 28 meet and greet.

The Primary Stages production will star Julie Halston, a veteran of Busch's plays (including The Divine Sister) as Wendy, with Marcia Jean Kurtz (The Loman Family Picnic) as Olive, Dan Butler ("Frasier") as Trey, Richard Masur ("Rhoda," "One Day at a Time") as Sylva and David Garrison as Robert.

Mark Brokaw (Cry-Baby) will helm the play, which will officially open Aug. 16 at 59E59 Theaters for a run through Sept. 3.

Here's a look at the afternoon event:

According to Primary Stages, "Actress Olive Fisher sees a ghost in her mirror, but that's the least of her problems. Her radiator's broken, the couple next door stink up her apartment with exotic cheeses, and the highlight of her long career was a sausage commercial in the '80s. While she's not the most popular tenant, her neighbors invite themselves over and she finds herself hosting a Passover Seder. But are Olive's guests there to see her or the mysterious man in her mirror? Olive and the Bitter Herbs is a comedy about connecting to the people in our lives — those with us and those who have passed on."

The creative team will include Anna Louizos (set design), Suzy Benzinger (costume design), M.L. Geiger (lighting design) and Lewis Flinn (original music).

Tickets for Olive and the Bitter Herbs, at the 59E59 Theaters, are available by calling (212) 279-4200. For more information, visit primarystages.org.

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