Harold Pinter's The Hothouse, which some critics have called his funniest play, will be revived at the Fritz Theatre Dec. 16-Jan. 16, 2000, directed by Bob Patterson. The play is set in mental institution at Christmas and includes a gallery of offbeat characters such as Roote, who runs the establishment; Gibbs, the second in command (who schemes to oust Roote); seductive nurse Miss Cutts, who toys with both of them; and innocent young Lamb, who finds himself a guinea pig in a series of electroshock experiments.Featured in the cast are Jerry Phalen, David Radford, Joanie Merriman, Stan Madruga, Norman MacKinnon, Mary Burt and Carl Cunningham.
Fritz Theatre is located at 420 Third Ave (in the Gaslight Quarter). For tickets and information call (619) 233-7505.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent