Previews will begin Jan. 6, 2008, at the Costa Mesa, CA, stage toward a Jan. 11 opening. Timothy Douglas (Radio Golf) directs the work slated to run through Jan. 27 on the Julianne Argyros Stage. The West Coast debut is produced in association with Portland Center Stage (where the work is next scheduled to play).
Billed as a romantic comedy, A Feminine Ending centers on a "young oboist who has put her music career on hold," according to show notes. "It takes time to write a symphony; besides, there are other considerations: Amanda has a full-time job. Her boyfriend is about to reach celebrity status. Her mother is about to leave her father. And she's about to connect with the one who got away."
The cast will feature Brooke Bloom (Ophelia in last season's Hamlet) in the lead role. Playing her parents will be Alan Blumenfeld (Born Yesterday) and Amy Aquino (Living Out, The Heidi Chronicles) with Peter Katona (Cyrano de Bergerac) and Jedadiah Schultz (Bhutan) as her love interests.
Treem was part of SCR's 2006 Pacific Playwrights Festival with her play Empty Sky. Other works include Against the Wall, Human Voices and Mirror, Mirror. Playwrights Horizons presented the world premiere of A Feminine Ending in October.
The design team for A Feminine Ending includes Tony Cisek (set), Candice Cain (costumes), Peter Maradudin (lighting) and Colbert S. Davis IV (sound). Vincent Olivieri provides original compositions. Scott Bishop serves as assistant director. Julie Haber is stage manager. Tickets to A Feminine Ending at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, CA, are available by calling (714) 708-5555. For more information visit scr.org.