The Female of the Species, starring Annette Bening, opened Feb. 10 at The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
In the American premiere of The Female of the Species by Joanna Murray-Smith, Bening plays a famed feminist. Randall Arney directs a cast that also features David Arquette, Mireille Enos, Merritt Wever, Julian Sands and Josh Stamberg.
According to production notes, "Loosely inspired by a real-life incident, The Female of the Species begins with Margot at her country home attempting to pen her next masterpiece in the peace and quiet. Problem is, nothing's coming. Nothing, that is, except for Molly (Merritt Wever), a former student who is intent on taking Margot hostage as punishment for her mixed message ideology. Enter Margot's overlooked daughter (Mireille Enos), her simplistic son-in-law (David Arquette), her longtime publisher (Julian Sands) and a disgruntled cab driver (Josh Stamberg) ... and all of a sudden a simple kidnapping turns into a battle over who can throw the first punch and get the last word."
Here's a look at the opening night festivities:
The Female of the Species, with Bening, Opens in Los Angeles